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Let's see your tank protectors

Post by radare » Thu Jan 26, 2017 10:27 pm

We all have them (or most of us do). Show me pictures of your tank protector.

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Re: Let's see your tank protectors

Post by radare » Thu Jan 26, 2017 10:28 pm

Here's the one I use on the scrambler. Its simply a piece of black vinyl cut round. It protects the tank from the snap on my jeans.

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Re: Let's see your tank protectors

Post by Nelsonmd » Fri Jan 27, 2017 8:55 am

Techspec, custom cut shape. It also give me grip, which was a game changer for comfort. I used to have the center piece on there too, but the adhesive on that turned yellow, went soft, the pad started shifting, and thing fell off. They must have used different adhesive on the center pad than on the custom cut pads.

I have done the exact same thing on my V-strom.

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Re: Let's see your tank protectors

Post by Siper2 » Thu Feb 16, 2017 2:28 am

Well, I can't believe it but I don't have a single image of it on my bike. That's obnoxious. :)

Here's the model though:

https://www.revzilla.com/motorcycle/tec ... r-tank-pad

TechSpec Pro 4 variant, 7x4.25" measurement. On that page if you select "Pro 4" you can see the shape.

I like it, though admittedly my bike was taken apart for half of last year's season so I need to put a lot of miles on, this year!

=S2=

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Re: Let's see your tank protectors

Post by arnehulstein » Fri Feb 17, 2017 4:41 am

Siper2 wrote:
Thu Feb 16, 2017 2:28 am
That's obnoxious. :)
Nope, it isn't. It is just a bloody good reason to put a ride in soon! ;)

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Re: Let's see your tank protectors

Post by Siper2 » Wed Apr 12, 2017 10:11 pm

Siper2 wrote:
Thu Feb 16, 2017 2:28 am
Well, I can't believe it but I don't have a single image of it on my bike. That's obnoxious. :)

Here's the model though:

https://www.revzilla.com/motorcycle/tec ... r-tank-pad

TechSpec Pro 4 variant, 7x4.25" measurement. On that page if you select "Pro 4" you can see the shape.

I like it, though admittedly my bike was taken apart for half of last year's season so I need to put a lot of miles on, this year!

=S2=

Well, only a wee bit late. Here 'tis! Don't mind the duct tape on the gas cap; I had taken the axle cotterpin out, and put it there so I wouldn't forget to put it back in. Rather important. :)

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Re: Let's see your tank protectors

Post by sleekitwan » Sat May 13, 2017 4:04 am

I have made these from the most anonymous rubber mat i could find! Add 20mm wide vhb double sided foam sticky tape, and it not only is cheaper than buying, but big enough to actually keep my knees off the cold tank.
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Re: Let's see your tank protectors

Post by Crimson » Sat May 13, 2017 8:44 am

The remains of an ancient tank protector, and its hardened, vulcanised rubber and super-strong adhesive, were caked on my tank. Along with deep scratches that can only be accounted for by London malice (vandalism by someone who was thwarted in their intention to steal it, probably, but who knows). It was really getting on my nerves, as I like my bikes to have no tank protectors at all. So I remedied them as explained here (not the final destiny of this bike appearance-wise, but it will do for now):

https://crimsonxj.wordpress.com/2017/05 ... work-tank/

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Re: Let's see your tank protectors

Post by cafe_bill » Tue May 16, 2017 4:20 pm

Hmmm, I have no photograph of my tank protector because I've never used on on any bike. Those that know me know that I'm extremely anti-stickers of any kind on much of anything, so I really can't imagine purposefully sticking a sticker on my tank...

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Re: Let's see your tank protectors

Post by arnehulstein » Wed May 17, 2017 4:07 am

cafe_bill wrote:
Tue May 16, 2017 4:20 pm
Does this make me the rebel here?
If so, then I'll rebel along with you.

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