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G Bob

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PostSubject: For us old guys   For us old guys Icon_minitimeThu May 30, 2013 10:22 pm

I had loaded BobT's wonderful maps on my Garmin 60csx before we went to Pinnacle Creek this past weekend so I wouldnt have to look at a map every 20 seconds. I soon realized that the gps was worthless without reading glasses. After having to switch between riding glasses and reading glasses I realized there has to be a better way. I ordered a pair of these http://www.safetyglassesusa.com/bf73.html when I got home and they came in today. I'm anxious to give them a try and to see if the bi-focals is annoying while riding.
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Timmi



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PostSubject: Re: For us old guys   For us old guys Icon_minitimeFri May 31, 2013 8:11 am

I have the same problem. Even with the nuvi 500 I need my reading glasses. Those safety glasses look like just the trick, thanks!
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Lee

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PostSubject: Re: For us old guys   For us old guys Icon_minitimeFri May 31, 2013 8:34 am

I too suffer the short arm syndrome. I've been looking into stick on bifocals to put at the bottom of my goggles.

Example: http://www.stickonbifocals.com/


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PostSubject: Re: For us old guys   For us old guys Icon_minitimeFri May 31, 2013 11:47 am

O hell.................. I hate to say I need some bad my readers are getting all scratched up and dirty on the trail.
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PostSubject: Re: For us old guys   For us old guys Icon_minitimeFri May 31, 2013 11:58 am

I have to wear that brand/style of safety glasses at work, minus the bi-focal part. They get really hot if you leave the black foam frame on them. And they are not really scratch proof, shouldn't be too bad for atving.


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PostSubject: Re: For us old guys   For us old guys Icon_minitimeSun Jun 02, 2013 3:43 pm

I ordered a pair of the glasses, I'll report back after using them.
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PostSubject: Re: For us old guys   For us old guys Icon_minitimeTue Jun 04, 2013 12:54 pm

Here is what I have noticed after wearing the goggles. I did not take into consideration that my gps units are mounted on the roll cage next to my rear view mirror. That makes the bifocal part difficult to use for me. Looking down as they are designed to do, they work fine. I am uncertain the rubber frame seal will keep out dust when riding. I have yet to find a pair of strapless goggles that will. These are well fitting, well made safety glasses.
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PostSubject: Re: For us old guys   For us old guys Icon_minitimeThu Jun 13, 2013 10:08 pm

Lee wrote:
I too suffer the short arm syndrome.  I've been looking into stick on bifocals to put at the bottom of my goggles.  

Example: http://www.stickonbifocals.com/

Timmi wrote:
  


Here is what I have noticed after wearing the goggles. I did not take into consideration that my gps units are mounted on the roll cage next to my rear view mirror. That makes the bifocal part difficult to use for me. Looking down as they are designed to do, they work fine. I am uncertain the rubber frame seal will keep out dust when riding. I have yet to find a pair of strapless goggles that will. These are well fitting, well made safety glasses.
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Those stick-on bifocals look like they would work good.
You could try sticking them on the left side of both lenses of normal goggles or even trimming them down a little to fit better (to not screw up your entire left visual field when driving)...that is assuming that the GPS is located in your left to left upper visual field.
You can use a little piece of tape to affix them initially to see if it would work. You may or may not need to turn your head slightly to the left to make it work, the point being that your line of sight to the GPS would have to be through the lenses.
I would think that it should work given that normal magnifiers on bifocals are placed in the lower to lower central visual, in assumption that you are reading something that you are holding in your hand or on a table.
 If your GPS is located central in your cab, (middle of windshield area) that may not be as easy a fix because you need your far vision for the mirror, but the magnifier for your GPS...
Good luck.


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Lee

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PostSubject: Re: For us old guys   For us old guys Icon_minitimeFri Jun 14, 2013 10:11 am

My GPS is mounted on my airbox, where most fuel tanks are.  I hope to try them out in July.
 
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PostSubject: Re: For us old guys   For us old guys Icon_minitimeMon Jun 17, 2013 9:57 pm

Lee, looks like your set-up should work.
I should have quote Timmi with the dissertation about the lenses.
I edited it to include the "GPS on the rollcage" scenario.
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PostSubject: Re: For us old guys   For us old guys Icon_minitimeSun Jun 23, 2013 7:33 am

For us old guys 06221310

this is my setup
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G Bob

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PostSubject: Re: For us old guys   For us old guys Icon_minitimeMon Jun 24, 2013 9:16 am

I see why you guys buy Razr's now. You can only put so many toys on an atv before you run out of room Smile
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PostSubject: Re: For us old guys   For us old guys Icon_minitimeMon Jun 24, 2013 1:40 pm

Bob, I bought mine because everyone I ride with is riding sxs's. I do like it better than the atv, though. I never intended to put all that stuff on mine. The dual gps happened accidentally when I was trying to use my old handlebar mount for the rzr. Then some friends who have two way radios got me into that... then I ran across a motorcycle stereo on amazon for $40.....
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PostSubject: Re: For us old guys   For us old guys Icon_minitimeTue Jun 25, 2013 8:09 am

Nice install...Cool
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PostSubject: Re: For us old guys   For us old guys Icon_minitimeTue Jun 25, 2013 2:51 pm

He with the most toys wins Smile  Looks good....for a Razr  Twisted Evil
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PostSubject: Re: For us old guys   For us old guys Icon_minitimeTue Jun 25, 2013 3:22 pm

well.... the rzr is the only sxs that would fit my 5 ft wide trailer, and never having driven or even ridden in a sxs before, I got the least expensive one I could find, the 570. I have about $9,500 in it now. I would love to have a 900 or a can am but not on my budget
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PostSubject: Re: For us old guys   For us old guys Icon_minitimeTue Jun 25, 2013 4:32 pm

THe razr is yet another sxs that wont fit my 6'9" inch frame so thats one toy you'll never see in my garage Smile
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PostSubject: Re: For us old guys   For us old guys Icon_minitimeTue Jun 25, 2013 9:08 pm

There is no sxs for you at that height. My neighbor is 6' 7" and he can't even get in a sxs
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PostSubject: Re: For us old guys   For us old guys Icon_minitimeTue Jul 02, 2013 6:29 pm

Some members have suggested the razr 4 with the front seat removed and we won't get into what I suggested to them Smile
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PostSubject: Re: For us old guys   For us old guys Icon_minitimeWed Jul 03, 2013 9:35 am

Bob just get yourself a Jeep and go to Ivy Branch.
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PostSubject: Re: For us old guys   For us old guys Icon_minitimeWed Jul 03, 2013 10:55 am

Jeep? Jeep? Did someone say "Jeep"?
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PostSubject: Re: For us old guys   For us old guys Icon_minitimeMon Jul 08, 2013 9:16 am

I test drove a jeep years ago. I looked pretty stupid with my one knee sticking out the door Smile
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PostSubject: Re: For us old guys   For us old guys Icon_minitimeMon Jul 08, 2013 11:13 am

Maybe that's why the doors are removable???
I won't even mention getting a 4 door and removing the front seat!!!

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