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post #1 of 26 Old 02-05-2014, 12:13 AM Thread Starter
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Clear tank Protector.... bad idea!

Hi. i put the clear tank protector to my white 899 and found out that even when installed with great carful, the out sides do not stick perfectly, leaving a gap from where dirt enters little by little, giving the tank protector looking like its dirty. I tried to remove it, but a round flake of paint of about 1/2inch came off :-( .... Now i have to remove it complete and install the carbon tank protector.

Clear one efinitelly not a good option.
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Thanks for the heads up.

I myself always use a carbon or coloured tank protector as the clear ones over time tend to go yellowish in colour.
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Many thanks indeed! Sorry to hear that your paint is peeling, but I appreciate the sharing.

I've got the 1199 grips from Tech spec installed, and they don't seem to be sticking perfectly on a few edges, but they definitely add the grip that I was missing.

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I had the same problem, wouldn't stick in certain places and got dirt/water inside. I used a blow-dryer to help remove it, that saved the paint from being damaged.
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I've had a problem with my carbon effect one not sticking on the edges also.
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This is why I don't use tank protectors. I had this issue with the carbon Ducati one on my 848.


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Are all these problems on the white paintwork, or anyone had similar problems with the red. I've got venture shield on my red and noticed the other day that it's got a couple of creases peeling away on the underside on one side of the tail. Mentioned it to the dealer and they'll look at it when in for 1st service.


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I saw a red 1199 at the dealer with similar problems with the clear tank protector. It was not well seated and looked terrible.

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I put the tank pad on my red one. It seems the tank is quite rounded and the pad came unstuck on the edges.
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I had the same problem, wouldn't stick in certain places and got dirt/water inside. I used a blow-dryer to help remove it, that saved the paint from being damaged.
Thanks for the tip. I have to finish removing it so i will use it
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