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Old 04-13-2011, 11:03 AM   #61
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That's what I have. My seat and bike angles make me slide into the tank under braking and these help to save the nads. It is removeable without damaging the paint as well.

If you use your outside knee against the side of the tank in turns it helps as well.

I don't consider it a crutch; if you can afford a factory built race bike, built specifically for YOU, then you probably don't need it.
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That's what I have. My seat and bike angles make me slide into the tank under braking and these help to save the nads. It is removeable without damaging the paint as well.

If you use your outside knee against the side of the tank in turns it helps as well.

I don't consider it a crutch; if you can afford a factory built race bike, built specifically for YOU, then you probably don't need it.
Thank you texlurch... great Feedback is helpful.
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If you use your outside knee against the side of the tank in turns it helps as well.
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Yeah I've got em on my zx10, they are beautiful, and help protect the tank from a lot of scuffing as well as making it much more comfortable on long distances and long rides due to reduced effort.
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They don't make one for my bike so I got the universal ones and cut to fit

Tank Grips

There are other brands that are clear, if you don't want black. Those are textured like a golf ball.
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Clearly you have no clue about riding or the practicality of using somithing like this. Let me just say this I can tell you are a theory rider, false confidence based on foolish beliefs about ridering mixed with hearsay. At least be intelligent enough to be informed on the matter before weighing in on a large forum whee your ignorance will be exhibited to the world.

If you really wanna know what tank grips are for you can meet me at "Hero Hill" and ill show you what they are for, no handi-cap....NOOWB!!!
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RM79 is not helping the discussion... thanks bye!
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I ride on "Hero Hill' a treascherous path lined with debris and the scattered farings of past sport bikes. It is a strect more treacherous than any ride; Crabb River, Racer Road, The Forest, Fayettvile, or any other out there. It is not for the faint of heart and even puts fear in the hearts of the most season thrill seaker. "Hero Hill is not a stretch that you ride every day or every week, If you survive the ride of your life, that is enough and most likely you will never return.

I live atop hero "Hero Hill" and can be seen dragging knee up and down her banks sweepers and, blind corners and depreciating radius and double apex turns by the unsuspecting on-looking vanishing in the same instant as I appeared, off into the horizon. For this challenge at "Hero Hill" that is what they will call you from there after, you must have BALLZ of steel, no fear, and "Tank Grips" to even dare to conquer her.
Does the radius really lose its value?
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I ride on "Hero Hill' a treascherous path lined with debris and the scattered farings of past sport bikes. It is a strect more treacherous than any ride; Crabb River, Racer Road, The Forest, Fayettvile, or any other out there. It is not for the faint of heart and even puts fear in the hearts of the most season thrill seaker. "Hero Hill is not a stretch that you ride every day or every week, If you survive the ride of your life, that is enough and most likely you will never return.

I live atop hero "Hero Hill" and can be seen dragging knee up and down her banks sweepers and, blind corners and depreciating radius and double apex turns by the unsuspecting on-looking vanishing in the same instant as I appeared, off into the horizon. For this challenge at "Hero Hill" that is what they will call you from there after, you must have BALLZ of steel, no fear, and "Tank Grips" to even dare to conquer her.

Wonderful opening for a novel. I'd buy a copy. Although, I'd hope you'd run it past an editor who would teach you what a decreasing radius turn was before publishing.
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I have never used them, and not really sure if they help or not.
However, I have been contemplating trying them out.
I know they will help with the braking aspect, but I don't want them
to hinder my side to side movement when I'm in back to back turns.
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I have never used them, and not really sure if they help or not.
However, I have been contemplating trying them out.
I know they will help with the braking aspect, but I don't want them
to hinder my side to side movement when I'm in back to back turns.
My last track bike had them (04 GSXR) and I loved them. They helped me get stuck to the bike. My 07 I don't feel that I need them. The bike is a lot narrower and there's more angles for me to grab on to. I think with the 04 being as wide as it was they helped.

It's all about what you like and how they feel. I have them on my street bike as well.
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