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Old 10-18-07, 06:55 PM
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Dudes with light racks, need a little help....

You dudes with light racks on various vehicles....DUDE!!!! Be not ashamed at the scorn you get from everyone else. For I, kvrdave, need your help. I have a light rack on my Yamaha Rhino that looks like....

<img src=http://www.atvoutfitters.net/doorsfull.jpg>

The problem is that when the lights are on, there is a glare off the windshield. It seems like they ought to make a little shield for the lights. Do you know of any or where to get such a thing?
Old 10-18-07, 07:01 PM
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I thought this was gonna be about my pecs.


edit to try to help, but not really. Those things in most vehicles above the rear view mirror that people flip down as if they are mini sun visors for the center windshield are actually glare reducers so you can drive at night with the map lights on. Maybe you can make your own out duct tape and horse hide.

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Old 10-18-07, 07:07 PM
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Why don't you just flip the windshield down? Or maybe you could build a plastic divider to fit under the lights?
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I knew exactly what he was talking about before I opened the thread. Us country folk represent

As far as a solution. Aside from individual hoods for the lights, couldn't you use some sort of fabricated matte painted shield below the lights? Do you have any fab shops close by?
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Dudes with light racks are beyond help.

(at least that's what dork told me).
Old 10-18-07, 07:17 PM
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I could go with the local welders, but I figured this was a design flaw and there was an obvious product that could fix it.

As for putting the windshield down...I get cold.
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How far down is the glare? What about putting a really dark strip of window tinting on the top 4 inches of the windshield?
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The glare is about the middle, but seriously diffuses across the entire thing.
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So what you are looking for is some type of accessory that will shield the glare?

How about something like:
http://www.kchilites.com/store/Glare-Shields-C121.aspx
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oh.. or tint the windows.. with some limo tint
you would be styling
and people wouldnt be able to see you in there picking your nose
well, not from the front, at least
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maybe you should wear a hat!

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Originally Posted by jonw9
So what you are looking for is some type of accessory that will shield the glare?

How about something like:
http://www.kchilites.com/store/Glare-Shields-C121.aspx
That would be exactly what I need if they were smaller.
Old 10-19-07, 04:09 PM
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switch to this one

http://www.kchilites.com/store/Rhino...4-P616C20.aspx
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Originally Posted by kvrdave
That would be exactly what I need if they were smaller.

Easy, get these:
http://www.kchilites.com/store/6-Bla...1-P404C37.aspx

What is your current light diameter?
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I'll have to check, but based on the size I see on trucks, I am guessing 3-4"
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You could maybe strap a deer to the windshield.

Although the antlers might create wind resistance.

Sorry that I don't have a serious suggestion...good luck with your hunt. Some of the links looked promising.
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That thing looks like a lot of fun...
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Originally Posted by kvrdave
...my Yamaha Rhino...
Must be nice.
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What do u use the rhino for? u have a ranch?

looks fun to drive.
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I'm on 40 acres with about 20 acres irrigated. Probably the main thing I do with it is plow snow, though. That and I have used it to help move cows with a local rancher. The last one with pics is when I was using the 4-wheeler. I ended up getting this because I needed to get ready to plow snow, needed a good write off, and at the time could not straddle the 4 wheeler due to a very sore nutsack.

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