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I've been debating on slapping on a tank pad but I am not sure if I like the look. Do they really help at all or is it a cosmetic thing???
 

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I bought the Triumph 'carbon look' one when I bought the bike. The stock paint is amazingly soft. but the first Triumph pads would not stay stuck to the tank, so I replaced the adhesive.

When I repainted my bike, I decided I prefered the look without it (that may change at any time). I haven't had any scratches yet, but I try to do what I can to prevent them.
 

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The two sided tape that triumph sullies with their pad is woefully inadequate for the task at hand. When I put one on my 01 I used silicone adheasive to get her on tight and seal the gunk out. It held up well to the "off roading incident" last year. ;)
 

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I'm going through the same personal debate. My speedy is blue. I've eliminated most of them. If my speedy was black or white I'd consider a Union Flag type, IMO most of the pads out there clash. I'm considereing the CF one with the Triumph logo on it.
 

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I ordered a Triumph Carbon Fiber one from the 50% off sale, i've yet to see it. I recently got a tracking number for it, but they put the wrong city on my shipping address. They had the right shipping info on my confirmation, hopefully the post office is brighter than they are. I like the look of a tankpad, I like the Union Jack idea, but havn't found one that did it for me like CF does.
 

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Devious2xs said:
I bought the Triumph 'carbon look' one when I bought the bike. The stock paint is amazingly soft. but the first Triumph pads would not stay stuck to the tank, so I replaced the adhesive.

When I repainted my bike, I decided I prefered the look without it (that may change at any time). I haven't had any scratches yet, but I try to do what I can to prevent them.
Hey Devious, when you took your tank pad off, was it a bitch?? Will most tank pads take off your paint if you decide to take them off??
 

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I used a heat gun, and it cam right off. If you don't have a heat gun, try a blowdrier, just don't let your wife/girlfriend know that it will soon become a part in your toolbox. ;D
 

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I highly recommend these: http://www.thetankslapper.biz/

Clear, non-adhesive, pre-cut, easy to apply and remove. Cheap enough as well.

I was working with a graphics shop to get the same material printed on one side so I could change the looks at a moments notice, but they have been very busy lately and it's kind of "buddy work" anyway, so no news on that as of late.

These are the designs we were looking at doing:





as well as doing one similar to my avatar on this site.
 

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I want one o' these.



HiVel needs this to go with his new sproinger...

 

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Hey, have any of you guys used the clear tank pads?? I heard they tend to turn a yellowish color when they get get older or fade.
 
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