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Offline Evert

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« on: May 20, 2010, 11:57:00 pm »
Hi,all, just bought an '09 concours after approx. 10 years with my faithful '86 connie and am very unhappy at how my leathers are scuffing the paint on the sides of the tank. after considerable research i think i've decided on the tech spec grip pads over the targa and mag-knight products. any comments pro or con much appreciated, also if there's another tank paint protector out there i've missed.    cheers, evert  cog 6356  
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Offline smithr1

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« Reply #1 on: May 21, 2010, 01:19:00 pm »
If no one knows much then take the plunge and report back so the next guy has some data.  09 is black though right... mine really shows any minor mark.  I decided to quit worrying about keeping it perfect.  Seems to get worse in my sleep.  Photos[/url]
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Offline Evert

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« Reply #2 on: May 24, 2010, 01:58:00 pm »
Hi, Bob, I have ordered a set and will report. Must say I'm surprised at the apparent lack of interest in the subject. Guess everyone's too busy riding the fantastic C14.    Regards, Evert  
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Offline UP

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« Reply #3 on: July 24, 2010, 03:56:00 pm »
I have Techspec's Gripster Grip Pads. A five piece set specifically for the C-14. Excellent product and will give extra security to the ride allowing you to steer with your knees without harming the finish on the tank. There are two pieces for each side of the tank and a single piece for belt buckel protection.     http://www.techspec-usa.com/    UP  

Offline The Wanderer

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« Reply #4 on: July 25, 2010, 07:48:00 pm »
Hi,  I'm also thinking of the TechSpec's.  I've got about 11,000 on my '09 and the sides and center of the tank are taking a beating.  Later,  Norm  

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« Reply #5 on: July 30, 2010, 09:45:00 am »
I've got a full set of Snake Skins on my C14.  IMHO, looks good and works well for both rider grip and paint protection. :)  

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« Reply #6 on: August 03, 2010, 03:18:00 am »
TechSpecs are perfect. Get the full set for sides and belt protection. Looks good and allows great traction for knees while bending the bike around curves etc excellent product.    I tried the clear stick on things and in short order they looked like stick on things. I tossed um.     Up  

Offline Rick_Stiles

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« Reply #7 on: August 26, 2010, 10:57:00 pm »
When I purchased my 09 I took it to a car custom shop.  They applied this clear plastic that they put on the front of cars.  They placed it every where I could rub on the paint.  Charge = $70. installed.  Now I'm thinking of having them do the front fender.  Rick