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Glare Stomper GPS shield

Postby WingAdmin » Wed Dec 21, 2011 9:06 pm



This is a product I have been using for many years. When it came time to put a GPS on my new bike, I knew that I would be ordering a new Glare Stomper for it.

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Anyone who has used a GPS navigator on a motorcycle during the daytime knows that when the sun is bright, the GPS screen can become completely unreadable. The screen just washes out in the bright sunlight. Some GPS units are far worse than others for this.

Glare Stomper - available at http://www.glarestomper.com - is a simple add-on glareshield for GPS's and other portable electronics.

It arrives in a simple paper holder, laying flat:

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On the inside is a line of velcro - one side sewn to the glareshield, the other with strong adhesive. This adhesive will last for years - my previous unit has been on for years and has never come loose. It's also heat-resistant, so even when sitting in the hot sun, it won't come off.

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You remove the adhesive-backed velcro and its protective back from the glareshield...

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...and adhere it to the top and sides of your GPS. If your GPS has a power button on the edge, as mine does in the photo, you cut a piece out of the adhesive to allow you to press the button through the glareshield.

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Once the velcro is in place, you simply put the glareshield over the GPS, fastened in place with the velcro.

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One of the best features is the velcro-lined tabs on either side. They can be used to fold the front over the GPS screen, to protect it. While I don't get wet when riding in rain due to the fairing and windshield, spray and the odd drip can get blown around in the cockpit, and this does not do good things for your GPS. Folding the cover over the front until you pass the wet weather protects it and keeps it running well - and again, I've done this successfully for years.

Additionally, if you take your GPS off its mount and toss it in your trunk while parked, to keep it secure, folding the Glare Stomper cover over it helps protect the LCD touchscreen from damage.

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Overall this is a great, cheap and quality product that I highly recommend.



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Re: Glare Stomper GPS shield

Postby 93aspy » Fri Oct 19, 2012 3:54 pm

It is a great product and I use one on my 665 Zumo... It can be made a bit better by adding a pipe cleaner or piece of soft wire in the sleeve of the front of the sunshade... Below is an example - (not me on the video)





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Re: Glare Stomper GPS shield

Postby WingAdmin » Fri Oct 19, 2012 4:24 pm

93aspy wrote:It is a great product and I use one on my 665 Zumo... It can be made a bit better by adding a pipe cleaner or piece of soft wire in the sleeve of the front of the sunshade... Below is an example - (not me on the video)


I did exactly the same thing - I hot-glued a piece of copper magnet wire along the inside of the front, to give it some stiffness.

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Re: Glare Stomper GPS shield

Postby WingAdmin » Mon May 19, 2014 11:59 am

I should note - I guess the people at Glare Stomper have been taking note of our modifications, as all Glare Stomper shields now include a stiffener built into the leading edge of the visor, that can be used to shape the visor into whatever shape you like.

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Re: Glare Stomper GPS shield

Postby seabeechief » Tue Aug 19, 2014 12:21 pm

The installation poses a problem for me. My current Garmin Nuvi 40LM fits so tightly in the Ram-Mount holder that I don't know if I could get it into the holder with the velco on the back of the GPS. I wonder if it would work if I adhered the velcro to the back of the Ram-Mount holder?

The Nuvi 40LM is the first GPS I have mounted on the Wing. If/when I get a new one, I will have to buy a new Ram-Mount holder for it. I assume (dangerous, I know) that the new GPS will fit just as tightly in the new holder.

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Re: Glare Stomper GPS shield

Postby WingAdmin » Tue Aug 19, 2014 1:06 pm

seabeechief wrote:The installation poses a problem for me. My current Garmin Nuvi 40LM fits so tightly in the Ram-Mount holder that I don't know if I could get it into the holder with the velco on the back of the GPS. I wonder if it would work if I adhered the velcro to the back of the Ram-Mount holder?

The Nuvi 40LM is the first GPS I have mounted on the Wing. If/when I get a new one, I will have to buy a new Ram-Mount holder for it. I assume (dangerous, I know) that the new GPS will fit just as tightly in the new holder.

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The velcro doesn't go on the back of the GPS, it goes around the top and sides:

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I don't know if that will make a difference for you or not.

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Re: Glare Stomper GPS shield

Postby Wayne » Wed Aug 20, 2014 11:30 am

Scott, why not use one of the X-Mounts from Ram. Listed for phone use but works well with most of the Nuvi units. Comes in 2 sizes
http://www.sierra-mc.com/proddetail.asp ... -HOL-UN7BU
http://www.sierra-mc.com/proddetail.asp ... HOL-UN10BU

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Re: Glare Stomper GPS shield

Postby WingAdmin » Wed Aug 20, 2014 12:33 pm

Wayne wrote:Scott, why not use one of the X-Mounts from Ram. Listed for phone use but works well with most of the Nuvi units. Comes in 2 sizes
http://www.sierra-mc.com/proddetail.asp ... -HOL-UN7BU
http://www.sierra-mc.com/proddetail.asp ... HOL-UN10BU


My wife uses one of those X-Mounts for her phone. It is quite secure.

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Re: Glare Stomper GPS shield

Postby smilam » Sun Aug 24, 2014 10:47 pm

seabeechief wrote:The installation poses a problem for me. My current Garmin Nuvi 40LM fits so tightly in the Ram-Mount holder that I don't know if I could get it into the holder with the velco on the back of the GPS. I wonder if it would work if I adhered the velcro to the back of the Ram-Mount holder?

The Nuvi 40LM is the first GPS I have mounted on the Wing. If/when I get a new one, I will have to buy a new Ram-Mount holder for it. I assume (dangerous, I know) that the new GPS will fit just as tightly in the new holder.


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I mounted the Velcro to the sides and top of my holder like you are talking about and it works fine that way.
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Re: Glare Stomper GPS shield

Postby seabeechief » Mon Aug 25, 2014 9:54 am

smilam wrote:
seabeechief wrote:The installation poses a problem for me. My current Garmin Nuvi 40LM fits so tightly in the Ram-Mount holder that I don't know if I could get it into the holder with the velco on the back of the GPS. I wonder if it would work if I adhered the velcro to the back of the Ram-Mount holder?

The Nuvi 40LM is the first GPS I have mounted on the Wing. If/when I get a new one, I will have to buy a new Ram-Mount holder for it. I assume (dangerous, I know) that the new GPS will fit just as tightly in the new holder.


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I mounted the Velcro to the sides and top of my holder like you are talking about and it works fine that way.
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Thanks, smilam, that relieves the anxiety. I appreciate your feedback.

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Re: Glare Stomper GPS shield

Postby jdavidsmit » Thu Oct 09, 2014 8:48 am

Wing Admin, i noticed in the photo that your GPS was mounted to your windshield using the suction cup attachment, i tried this on my ride down to Florida last week, it bounced around so much i got worried it would fall off. so at a rest stop i moved it to the front of the shelter between the radio and the GW plate using a couple of plastic zip ties to secure it. the problem as everyone who uses a GPS said was the sun glare. i had a used tented face shield in the bottom of the trunk spent 30 min trying to come with a way to secure it. just gave up and used the voice commands.
i was thinking about removing the left speaker and mounting it in that location. it a fairly new GPS so i should have it for a while.
Has any one tried this?
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Re: Glare Stomper GPS shield

Postby WingAdmin » Thu Oct 09, 2014 12:48 pm

jdavidsmit wrote:Wing Admin, i noticed in the photo that your GPS was mounted to your windshield using the suction cup attachment, i tried this on my ride down to Florida last week, it bounced around so much i got worried it would fall off. so at a rest stop i moved it to the front of the shelter between the radio and the GW plate using a couple of plastic zip ties to secure it. the problem as everyone who uses a GPS said was the sun glare. i had a used tented face shield in the bottom of the trunk spent 30 min trying to come with a way to secure it. just gave up and used the voice commands.
i was thinking about removing the left speaker and mounting it in that location. it a fairly new GPS so i should have it for a while.
Has any one tried this?


I abandoned that suction cup mount after a couple of rides. It would hold for a while - sometimes 5 minutes, sometimes 2 hours - and then just fall off. Totally unreliable.

I ended up taking a flat piece of 1/8" thick ABS, heating it, and bending it to match the curve of the left speaker grille. I then used ABS slurry to mount the TomTom mount to the ABS. Once that cured, I used extremely strong 3M double-sized foam tape to stick the ABS to the speaker grille. It's been there for years now and still works great. I can easily remove the GPS from the mount should I need to stash it in the trunk while parked.

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Re: Glare Stomper GPS shield

Postby jdavidsmit » Thu Oct 09, 2014 2:28 pm

Thanks for the help, i will be giving that solution a try next. my mount is 3 parts, suction cup, arm and the mount that attaches to the back of the GPS, did you keep the arm? or just attach the mount to your piece of ABS?
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Re: Glare Stomper GPS shield

Postby WingAdmin » Thu Oct 09, 2014 3:16 pm

jdavidsmit wrote:Thanks for the help, i will be giving that solution a try next. my mount is 3 parts, suction cup, arm and the mount that attaches to the back of the GPS, did you keep the arm? or just attach the mount to your piece of ABS?


I got rid of the arm, cut the ball joint part off of the mount and that's what I mounted to the ABS.

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Re: Glare Stomper GPS shield

Postby WingAdmin » Thu Feb 12, 2015 1:52 pm

This is what my mount looks like:

Mount stuck to speaker grille
Mount stuck to speaker grille

GPS in place with GlareStomper
GPS in place with GlareStomper


You can see other alternative GPS mounting techniques that people have used here: GPS Mount

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Re: Glare Stomper GPS shield

Postby Mh434 » Thu Feb 12, 2015 3:09 pm

Like WingAdmin, I tried the suction cup mount several times, but it always fell off suddenly - usually in the middle of a critical lane change, in heavy traffic, on the highway. NOT a good situation, trying to grab the GPS before it fell down into the fairing & jamming the forks, etc.

On my GL1500, this is what I did: my original Garmin mount's suction cup had finally broken up, so I removed the cross pin that allows the cup to pivot a little, as well as the linkage bits inside the mount itself. I noted that I could drill up into the middle of the mount - I did that, and used a tap to thread it (10-32 NC, if I recall correctly). I then drilled a small hole in the panel in front of the radio enclosure, put a small bolt up through it (with a large-diameter backing washer), and screwed the old mount down onto the panel.

It's tough, it's easy to use (the GPS pops on & off with ease), and totally secure. I can remove the GPS in a second, and toss it in one of my saddlebags for security. By the way, as per the original topic for this thread, I, too, use a Glare Stomper on the GPS I have on the bike.




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