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post #61 of 69 Old 02-22-2016, 08:31 PM
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I've gone through this thread and still not sure which tank grips to install. has there been any new product that provides requisite grip, looks decent, and installs properly? without some of the peeling issues?

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I've gone through this thread and still not sure which tank grips to install. has there been any new product that provides requisite grip, looks decent, and installs properly? without some of the peeling issues?

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Not sure if there are new products, but the 3 well-known ones are Techspec, Stompgrip and R&G's Eazi Grip.

If you're not fussed about colour, Techspec's Snakeskin is a good option as it only comes in black. It is pretty thick so you'll need to be careful applying it or it'll peel relatively quickly. It was made to be reusable so naturally its adhesive isn't going to be as strong as a one-use grip. One big plus of the Techspec is the knee grip it comes with.

If you want a clear grip so it doesn't stand out so much, it has to be Stompgrip. R&G's Eazi Grip comes in clear, but I've held that grip in hand and to me it was: (i) oddly shaped and does not complement the tank design, (ii) not as grippy as Stompgrip, and (iii) not as clear as Stompgrip. I have clear Stompgrips and love them.

If you're going to be in leathers a lot, the consensus is that Stompgrip are too gripppy and will chew up your leathers. In that case, Techspec is the way to go.
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Check out carbonworld.de pretty cool options for tank pad. I purchased mine a while ago in gloss carbonfiber, covers whole rear of tank basically and looks great. Its also avaliable in matte cf.
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Not sure if there are new products, but the 3 well-known ones are Techspec, Stompgrip and R&G's Eazi Grip.

If you're not fussed about colour, Techspec's Snakeskin is a good option as it only comes in black. It is pretty thick so you'll need to be careful applying it or it'll peel relatively quickly. It was made to be reusable so naturally its adhesive isn't going to be as strong as a one-use grip. One big plus of the Techspec is the knee grip it comes with.

If you want a clear grip so it doesn't stand out so much, it has to be Stompgrip. R&G's Eazi Grip comes in clear, but I've held that grip in hand and to me it was: (i) oddly shaped and does not complement the tank design, (ii) not as grippy as Stompgrip, and (iii) not as clear as Stompgrip. I have clear Stompgrips and love them.

If you're going to be in leathers a lot, the consensus is that Stompgrip are too gripppy and will chew up your leathers. In that case, Techspec is the way to go.
Has been my problem with Techspec, therefore i`ll try the Eazi grip!
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There is a new tech spec tank grip out that I've been using for just under a year since they've been developing it with some Motogp teams. Unfortunately, I haven't seen it on their site and its pretty hard to come by—maybe they're still in development and releasing locally since the contact surface still needs some refinement. I'm due for a replacement for this track season and when I get it, I'll take pictures since my current pads are pretty worn down.

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There is a new tech spec tank grip out that I've been using for just under a year since they've been developing it with some Motogp teams. Unfortunately, I haven't seen it on their site and its pretty hard to come byŚmaybe they're still in development and releasing locally since the contact surface still needs some refinement. I'm due for a replacement for this track season and when I get it, I'll take pictures since my current pads are pretty worn down.
I got so annoyed at my old tech-specs because they were peeling. Eventually I chucked the pads off the tank all together -- I have the knee part on the bike still because even that little bit helps but overall the Pani's are slippery bikes esp when you wax em.

May just go with the less aesthetic stomp grips because they're at least proven to work.

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2nd gear clutch ups with 1 or 2 fingers on the clutch is also fairly safe as I've been experimenting.

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I got so annoyed at my old tech-specs because they were peeling. Eventually I chucked the pads off the tank all together -- I have the knee part on the bike still because even that little bit helps but overall the Pani's are slippery bikes esp when you wax em.

May just go with the less aesthetic stomp grips because they're at least proven to work.
One thing old racer friends have told me many times: "don't wax your tank".

Or at least, don't wax areas whose function is to hod your knee in place.
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One thing old racer friends have told me many times: "don't wax your tank".

Or at least, don't wax areas whose function is to hod your knee in place.
All last year it had never seen a single wax, but with the grips gone I decided to do it. Worst mistake. Good news though, I can use the thigh adduction machine at the gym on the max weight (280lbs) for over 20 sets x4 reps ...

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