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post #1 of 3 (permalink) Old 06-16-2006, 06:43 PM Thread Starter
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Tank Protector Questions


Just picked up my new 2006 Speed Triple a few days ago and have been breaking it in. Here's the deal though - she's all black. Which means she's super sensitive to scratches.

I've already noticed after just 300 miles of riding I'm scratching the spine of the tank with my leather jacket. I put undermounted Woodcraft clip ons on the bike so I'm all over the tank as my riding position is very low and aggressive.

1. Who uses adhesive tank protectors?

2. Do adhesive tank protectors damage the paint?

3. How easily can I remove an adhesive tank protector if I so choose?

4. What do you guys think of the non-adhesive protectors found for instance on this website?


If anyone has opinions or suggestions (Outside of the cheesey leather tank bras) PLEASE PLEASE PLEASE let me know - I don't want to destroy my bike's paint.

Thanks everybody


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post #2 of 3 (permalink) Old 06-16-2006, 11:48 PM
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Re: Tank Protector Questions

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How easily can I remove an adhesive tank protector if I so choose?
This is what nearly everyone has. I have had to remove one once and it didn't damage the paint at all, I just used a blow dryer to heat it up just a little and pulled real real slow. No problems at all. The magnetic ones aren't bad either, but easy to take and slip around a little (not bad though).
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post #3 of 3 (permalink) Old 06-17-2006, 12:45 PM
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I have a tank bra held by magnets on my '00 Honda 929 & it does a good job. Have a kevlar one that is bonded on the '97 Yamaha YZF600r. I was serious thinking of the latter firm you mentioned with intent to ordering one for the '03 Honda 954, but at the Yamaha shop I saw the normal adhesive on & bought it. So in all three cases all have done well. Nothing is rubbing off or tearing off.
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