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Old 05-03-2011, 01:31 AM   #1
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Tank Grip !!!

Sitting hear watching the latest Motogp race, and I hear the commentator say Danny Pedrosa is the only Repsol rider who does not use tank grip out of all the Repsol riders.. I remember a member on MH asking about tank grip, does it help or hinder, I told him that I use it and it helps me, and i remember a 1 or 2 people on Mh tried to say it hinders. to all those who think tank grip does not work or handicaps, ya wrong. It helps in many aspects in riding at the track or street. Like he said it takes alot of the weight off of your upper body in corners and braces you when braking hard.

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Old 05-03-2011, 03:59 AM   #2
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I prefer Tech Spec.
We carry it in stock for some bikes. Stomp grip is too agressive imo.
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actually i use skateboard tape, which i cut out the same pattern as the stomp grip pattern. If I were to change I would go with Tech spec though.
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Been using stomp grip on my last 2 bikes. Works great. I like to be planted on the bike cause Im hard on the brakes.. I had a 1 or 2 instances where I near racked myself on the tank from sliding around. I wouldnt ride without it now. Dont have to squeeze so hard to stay in place.
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Been using stomp grip on my last 2 bikes. Works great. I like to be planted on the bike cause Im hard on the brakes.. I had a 1 or 2 instances where I near racked myself on the tank from sliding around. I wouldnt ride without it now. Dont have to squeeze so hard to stay in place.
I agree.. It definitely helps.
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I've been looking for some for my bike, but I can't find anyone that makes a kit.

I'll need to get a universal kil, but the stuff is pretty expensive for what it is!

Don't want to go the griptape route and tear up my jeans, though.
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I've been looking for some for my bike, but I can't find anyone that makes a kit.

I'll need to get a universal kil, but the stuff is pretty expensive for what it is!

Don't want to go the griptape route and tear up my jeans, though.
I hear ya, thats what Im goin through but when i ride I wear old jeans that I dont care about, and under that Knee & shin gaurds.
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Sitting hear watching the latest Motogp race, and I hear the commentator say Danny Pedrosa is the only Repsol rider who does not use tank grip out of all the Repsol riders.. I remember a member on MH asking about tank grip, does it help or hinder, I told him that I use it and it helps me, and i remember a 1 or 2 people on Mh tried to say it hinders. to all those who think tank grip does not work or handicaps, ya wrong. It helps in many aspects in riding at the track or street. Like he said it takes alot of the weight off of your upper body in corners and braces you when braking hard.
So, are you saying pedrosa is wrong and you are right? Bwahahahaha. He must be doing something right seeing you are here and he is there. Seems to me it is a personal preference.
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I had beenn using stomp grip on my track bike, I changed out thhe gas tank and ran with out any thing on it and am happy with the way it is. I am able to move around the bike quicker and don't hang up when getting off the bike in the cormers. When braking hard I'm still able to hold the tank with my knees. I won't be putting any new grip pads on my track bike again.
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I prefer Tech Spec.
We carry it in stock for some bikes. Stomp grip is too agressive imo.
very true...the stomp grip is tearing up my leathers

But I think it helps although I still have issues puting too much force on my clip ons...For me its a back issue...
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I've been looking for some for my bike, but I can't find anyone that makes a kit.

I'll need to get a universal kil, but the stuff is pretty expensive for what it is!

Don't want to go the griptape route and tear up my jeans, though.
Had the same issue and bought the TechSpec universal kit. Sometimes you can look around and find a tank close in shape.. just have to keep an open mind and look at it from every angle.

If you do go the universal route, its like everything else.. measure three, four times before you cut. Also sit on the bike and study where your knees are actually at during braking and cornering... it doesn't take as much area as you might think.
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So, are you saying pedrosa is wrong and you are right? Bwahahahaha. He must be doing something right seeing you are here and he is there. Seems to me it is a personal preference.
Oh great. Disagreeing with him guarantees another appearance of the douchemaster.
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So, are you saying pedrosa is wrong and you are right? Bwahahahaha. He must be doing something right seeing you are here and he is there. Seems to me it is a personal preference.
Absolutely it is a personal preference.. if I was paid to ride a MOTOGP bike and weighed 90 lbs soaking wet I could probably do without it as well..


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So, are you saying pedrosa is wrong and you are right? Bwahahahaha. He must be doing something right seeing you are here and he is there. Seems to me it is a personal preference.
Mayn, i thought they stop giving out jackass awards...No I am not saying that sir, if you saw the race you would have heard the commentator just saying he was surprised he WASN'T using it, due to his shoulder injury because it would have helped with less upper body stress and pain towards his injury. even though hee won it, he still was in pain throughout the race.

All I was saying is that the commentator agreed that using tank grips is a support not a crutch as some of our MH members were saying that it was a crutch instead of helping.
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Oh great. Disagreeing with him guarantees another appearance of the douchemaster.
No sir, RM watches the threads, he chooses to come in when he wants too, I have nothing to do with it.
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Just rub some of this on there and be done. $5 or $2 if you find it on sale.

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