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TFT Screen in bright sunshine
on: April 11, 2021, 10:35:26 AM
Hi all,

Does anyone have problems seeing the TFT screen with bright sunshine behind you? Mine is completely invisible in bright sun unless I lean forward and try and shade it with my head. I have it set on high contrast settings but according to the manual settings are overridden anyway if necessary.

Note:
• In bright sunlight, low brightness settings will be overridden to make sure that the instruments can be viewed at all times.


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Re: TFT Screen in bright sunshine
Reply #1 on: April 11, 2021, 12:11:12 PM
You may have to tilt it slightly to take off the glare. The screen has a limited amount of adjustment range but I can usually find a setting that works for me. Sun ? I woke up to an inch of snow today !
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Re: TFT Screen in bright sunshine
Reply #2 on: April 11, 2021, 01:18:25 PM
Thanks Bryan, I didn't realise it had adjustment I'll go and have a look. Sorry I didn't respond to your last post about your wind screen by the way, since we started training I have been flat out and I found the TFT screen to be a right pain trying to keep to the speed limit in a 30mph limit when I couldn't see anything on the screen. I'll let you know if I can improve it.

Mirrors are just as bad by the way and under hard acceleration might as well not have them!! that apart I am really starting to gel with the bike and the engine is definitely getting smoother (got 1500 miles on it now) It started getting a bit of clutch judder between 800 and 1200 miles, which was starting to get annoying but after a sneaky little thrash home one night round the back roads, the next day it was fine and it is now actually very smooth (almost like a Honda  :008:)

The exhaust note is improving as well with a few miles on the clock and this might sound strange but I am hearing the bike now from the exhaust rather than the engine. So like me , the bikes not perfect but each time I ride it now, I want to ride it a bit more.  :152: that cant be a bad thing.

Enjoy your snow today, you Geordie lads can stand it.

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Re: TFT Screen in bright sunshine
Reply #3 on: April 11, 2021, 03:54:54 PM
*Originally Posted by Captain Tom [+]
Enjoy your snow today, you Geordie lads can stand it.
Ha, I've been out gardening in it today.
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Re: TFT Screen in bright sunshine
Reply #4 on: April 11, 2021, 04:11:41 PM
Some of us have fitted a screen protector which takes a bit of the shine off the LCD.
Google for it.

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Re: TFT Screen in bright sunshine
Reply #5 on: April 11, 2021, 04:58:21 PM
 :0461: The Screen Angels anti reflective ones are dual function have a beneficial effect on glare and are relatively inexpensive... deffo worth a punt + there's 2 in the pack in case you make a mess of it  :001:

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Re: TFT Screen in bright sunshine
Reply #6 on: April 11, 2021, 07:04:04 PM
*Originally Posted by KenW [+]
Some of us have fitted a screen protector which takes a bit of the shine off the LCD.
Google for it.

Thanks Ken and Jannerman, I'll try a bit of tilting and if no luck I'll give the protectors a try.  :152:

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Re: TFT Screen in bright sunshine
Reply #7 on: April 11, 2021, 08:29:36 PM
You will see a moulded plastic piece on the side of the TFT, this is supposed to be the part you grab to adjust the screen.

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Re: TFT Screen in bright sunshine
Reply #8 on: April 11, 2021, 08:33:11 PM
*Originally Posted by XCaTel [+]
You will see a moulded plastic piece on the side of the TFT, this is supposed to be the part you grab to adjust the screen.

Thank you, I’ll have a play around with it this week.

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Re: TFT Screen in bright sunshine
Reply #9 on: April 16, 2021, 08:46:39 PM
Thanks for the advice everyone, tilting the screen definitely helps. It sometimes gives me a lovely view of my hi viz but at least I can still see the speed on the display. 👍