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post #1 of 4 Old 04-05-2019, 08:27 PM Thread Starter
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what kind of tank pads are you guys using for traction on the tank sides? i have tried techspec snake skins and like them. open to suggestions. thanks
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I use R&G's clear pad because it's the last noticeable. You can barely see if unless you're like 10 feet away. If I had a black bike I would probably used something techspec as it provide much better traction with textile pants than the R&G, but because my bike is white I didn't want an eyesore stuck on the tank. With leathers the R&G's provide excellent grip, however with textile pants very little.

I did have to trim it slightly because the tip had a strange shape that didn't align well with the curve of the tank. Also, on this last track day, I noticed that at full lean my leg was mostly gripping the frame and frame cover, not necessarily the fuel tank, so maybe a frame pad would be more useful for hanging off the bike. On this bike, I feel as a tank pad is mostly used to keep you from sliding back on the seat from acceleration.
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thanks for your information.
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Tech Spec. Love it.
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