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Old 05-03-2011, 10:59 AM   #21
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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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Lol! Never heard of anyone doing this actually.
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Old 05-03-2011, 11:02 AM   #22
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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.
Although I didn't argue much with you on the subject I also said it could be a crutch, but you've left part of that reasoning out. I was speaking specifically about Zero as it was his question and that he should seek comments from someone, preferably a track instructor, that has seen him ride and can provide more valuable opinions. He may feel he needs them because his BP is off and it's leaving him feeling disconnected from the bike. Or he may need them because it will simply help him grip a bike not custom built to his body despite him being positioned correctly.
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Although I didn't argue much with you on the subject I also said it could be a crutch, but you've left part of that reasoning out. I was speaking specifically about Zero as it was his question and that he should seek comments from someone, preferably a track instructor, that has seen him ride and can provide more valuable opinions. He may feel he needs them because his BP is off and it's leaving him feeling disconnected from the bike. Or he may need them because it will simply help him grip a bike not custom built to his body despite him being positioned correctly.
I See. I read that part from that thread. that's why I advised him to try it, if he doesn't like it he can peel it off. EZ. but he will never know if he needs it if he never tried it.
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i already got some techspecs.
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How do you like them?
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I have techspecs on my VFR. I love them. So my tank is not so slippery. I think it helps
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Old 05-09-2011, 01:33 PM   #28
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I can definitely say this is one of the best add-on's ive done, it made hard braking almost effortless, everything was smoother. i noticed i could be hard braking and putting a knee out for a turn and still control my forward and backward weight shifting because even one outside leg on the pad made that much of a difference.

personally i think everyone should try them. I dont plan on riding without them anymore thats for sure.
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Word... can I get a word? LOL!

Glad it worked for you, it DOES make a difference.
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I tried to get some before from Motorcycles Unlimited, but got the wrong ones. Tore into the package without reading the application and it was for an 07/08 6R. I'll try them again after I repaint my bike.

Anyone want some free ones for their 07/08?
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Old 05-09-2011, 02:59 PM   #31
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Dude, just trim them to fit. Odds are they are designed to cover the entire knee area and you don't need that...
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Nah the 07/08 is a weird two piece design. I looked at them and there's no way to make them look even half decent. Only $40ish, so I'm not worried about it.
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I love my tech spec, makes riding on the street so much nicer with the extra grip.
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I keep my bike VERY VERY clean so the tank is always a little slippery.
So it was under discussion if these tank grips were worthwhile.
So i decided to try it for myself instead of taking anyones opinion on them , because it seemed to be a split crowd.

Order StompGrip tank pads for my bike.

Very easy to apply. no hassle for removal also. It does not leave rub marks on my leathers or jeans and does not seem to damage them at all. I love the feel of it.

I took it out to some twisties to see if they helped in turns. It felt like a big difference.
When i am leaned pretty far over, i have more confidence that i am gripping the bike well and correctly with only my legs and feet and not my arms. Under hard braking or late braking i am not almost racking my jewels on the tank from sliding forward. LITTLE TO NO pressure applied to these pads are needed. as long as your knee is barely touching the pad. you got great grip

i Recommend these 100%
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I can definitely say this is one of the best add-on's ive done, it made hard braking almost effortless, everything was smoother. i noticed i could be hard braking and putting a knee out for a turn and still control my forward and backward weight shifting because even one outside leg on the pad made that much of a difference.

personally i think everyone should try them. I dont plan on riding without them anymore thats for sure.
Thats great Zero... Ya see i know what the Im talking bout, all I asked people to do is try it and see the difference.
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I keep my bike VERY VERY clean so the tank is always a little slippery.
So it was under discussion if these tank grips were worthwhile.
So i decided to try it for myself instead of taking anyones opinion on them , because it seemed to be a split crowd.

Order StompGrip tank pads for my bike.

Very easy to apply. no hassle for removal also. It does not leave rub marks on my leathers or jeans and does not seem to damage them at all. I love the feel of it.

I took it out to some twisties to see if they helped in turns. It felt like a big difference.
When i am leaned pretty far over, i have more confidence that i am gripping the bike well and correctly with only my legs and feet and not my arms. Under hard braking or late braking i am not almost racking my jewels on the tank from sliding forward. LITTLE TO NO pressure applied to these pads are needed. as long as your knee is barely touching the pad. you got great grip

i Recommend these 100%
Glad to hear that Virus, I have done alot of research when it comes to motorcycle riding, i never go off of hearsay, If conerjunkie posts it that means its a FACT... I feel the same as you I will never have another bike w/o tankgrip.
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Glad to hear that Virus, I have done alot of research when it comes to motorcycle riding, i never go off of hearsay, If conerjunkie posts it that means its a FACT... I feel the same as you I will never have another bike w/o tankgrip.
wait wait lemme write this stuff down..
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Tank grip is just like any other tool in the riders arsenal. Anytime you have to "think" about part of your riding, like trying not to slide around, you are detracting from the concentration you could be using on other things.

There are so many little things that go into riding smooth and fast... the more you can file away under habits/sub-conscious the more it frees up the decision making that you really need to do.
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Tank grip is just like any other tool in the riders arsenal. Anytime you have to "think" about part of your riding, like trying not to slide around, you are detracting from the concentration you could be using on other things.

There are so many little things that go into riding smooth and fast... the more you can file away under habits/sub-conscious the more it frees up the decision making that you really need to do.
I agree..
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