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Offline ZG

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Re: Installation of TechSpec Tank Protectors
« Reply #25 on: February 15, 2013, 03:05:19 pm »
Here is a pic of my tank protectors. The center piece is different than the pictures posted earlier. Trying to find the perfect spot for the center. Seems it is a little at odds with the tank as far as laying down flat. Hoping someone will post picture of protector like mine and where they placed it.

That's the center piece I have too, and I like it much better than the smaller one Conrad shows, the larger one provides more coverage/protection IMO.  :great:

Hmmm, I kinda like the larger protector for the back of the tank too. It looks like the top of that protector would line up with the side pads nicer. I may see about getting the larger one, just for looks cuz the smaller one that I have does the job just fine. The only issue that I have with the center pad is that I have a hiviz jacket and where my jacket rubs on the pad it's leaving a small dark patch on my jacket.

Here's a silly question.

Hey J, you gotta pic of that center pad on your bike?    :))

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hahaha... Ironically I don't have any pics of it C, I did check though, but I can take one if you need. Yes you can buy just that larger center pad from TS, that's what I did.
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Re: Installation of TechSpec Tank Protectors
« Reply #26 on: February 15, 2013, 04:14:45 pm »
I had the same issue with the center piece not conforming to the tank as well. It could be rubbed down but would lift back up. I don't think the thickness of the material can take that tight of a bend. I contacted Tech Spec and they were happy to send me a new piece, but I'm thinking of cutting it to ease the bend.

I had the same problem with the center piece (the wider one) a little pucker up at the bottom center. I kept pushing it down with my thumb and eventually it gave in.
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Re: Installation of TechSpec Tank Protectors
« Reply #27 on: February 15, 2013, 04:30:46 pm »
Here are the pics of how they look on my 09. I used a hair dryer to warm both the tank and the rubber pads. It made them much easier to apply. I didn't get them hot, just warm.
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Re: Installation of TechSpec Tank Protectors
« Reply #28 on: February 15, 2013, 05:05:17 pm »
Here are the pics of how they look on my 09. I used a hair dryer to warm both the tank and the rubber pads. It made them much easier to apply. I didn't get them hot, just warm.

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Re: Installation of TechSpec Tank Protectors
« Reply #29 on: February 15, 2013, 09:33:16 pm »
Have to admit I do like the bigger center protector, the way it looks as compared to the thinner one. Contacted the retailer today, told them about this, they indicated the incorrect one was sent, were sending the correct one, guessing the smaller center one. The one I have now says 2007-2009 on it. When it arrives will have to make a decision on which one to put on.

For the price I feel the manufacturer should have done a better job molding the fit in the center rather than just cutting the rubber flat. IMHO.
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Re: Installation of TechSpec Tank Protectors
« Reply #30 on: February 15, 2013, 10:16:38 pm »
I received the same one (wider and shorter) and applied it roughly even with the tops of  upper left and rights.
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Re: Installation of TechSpec Tank Protectors
« Reply #31 on: February 16, 2013, 02:05:26 pm »
Have to admit I do like the bigger center protector, the way it looks as compared to the thinner one. Contacted the retailer today, told them about this, they indicated the incorrect one was sent, were sending the correct one, guessing the smaller center one. The one I have now says 2007-2009 on it. When it arrives will have to make a decision on which one to put on.

For the price I feel the manufacturer should have done a better job molding the fit in the center rather than just cutting the rubber flat. IMHO.

Why it lays flat on the tank when applied and stay in place
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Re: Installation of TechSpec Tank Protectors
« Reply #32 on: February 16, 2013, 04:05:17 pm »


Why it lays flat on the tank when applied and stay in place
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+1 Agree, mine have been on the bike for 2 years, look great and haven't moved at all.
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Re: Installation of TechSpec Tank Protectors
« Reply #33 on: May 04, 2018, 12:59:00 am »
Is it OK to ride the bike immediately after applying these?

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Re: Installation of TechSpec Tank Protectors
« Reply #34 on: May 04, 2018, 09:28:54 am »
Is it OK to ride the bike immediately after applying these?

Yep, they stick tight right away.
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Re: Installation of TechSpec Tank Protectors
« Reply #35 on: May 04, 2018, 11:31:00 pm »
Just finished mine, they look great