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1Back to top Go down   Tank knee pads Empty Tank knee pads Thu Aug 25, 2011 9:26 pm

Oldgoat

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Hi folks,
Anyone with the tank pads willing to make a tracing so I can get the correct size and shape?
Thanks,
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club_c

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I've got a pair off right now if no one else can do it.


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Oldgoat

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Great C! I will buy you a beer when I tour Canada. Smile

    

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RicK G

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I want to put some on my K11 too. How do you intend to make them.

I have thought about it many times but have never come to a conclusion.


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Oldgoat

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These guys sell general sheet kits Freak. I just prefer the friction coefficient offered by these.


http://www.techspec-usa.com/

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RicK G

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Thanks OG I have seen a few adds for the seat gripster stuff. To get it in Oz I have to buy from UK.


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Then he sacrifices money to recuperate his health.
And then he is so anxious about the future that he does not enjoy the present; the result being that he does not live in the present or the future; he lives as if he is never going to die, and then dies having never really lived."   Dalai Lama


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Oldgoat

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No worries Freak. I've been very happy with it from a performance stand point, but haven't used it on a daily driver so I'll have to report back on the day to day durability.

    

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an excellent idea og ...


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Reminds me of a dear friend in the UK who had a somewhat sticky seat which was good at controlling slip under heavy braking and one day his girlfriend decided to wash and polish his bike (what a girl!). She also decided to clean the seat and give it a good treatment with Armourall. Setting out that day he didn't really notice until a car pulled out causing him to brake sharply and slide along the seat and up onto the tank. Harsh words were exchanged that night and she never cleaned his bike again.
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lucky she didnt do the wheels and tires as well kbike ....


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cheezy grin whilst riding, kinda bloke ....oh the joy !!!! ...... ( brick aviator )

'86 K100 RT..#0090401 ..."Gerty" ( Gertrude Von Clickandshift ) --------O%OTank knee pads Au-log10

'86 k100 rs.. #######..  "Fred " (f(rame) red ) ( Fredrick leichtundschnell ) - -
bits and pieces from many kind friends across the k100 world ...with many thanks ..
    

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RicK G

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When I was drag racing one competitor said he would never armourall his seat again after sliding of the rear of his MachIV Kawasaki while comming of the start line.


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Then he sacrifices money to recuperate his health.
And then he is so anxious about the future that he does not enjoy the present; the result being that he does not live in the present or the future; he lives as if he is never going to die, and then dies having never really lived."   Dalai Lama


Bikes 1998 K1100 LT, 1993 K75 RT, 1996 K75RT, 1986 K75 GS, 1979 Z1300 Kawasaki
    

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I know I've seen the universal pads on eBay fit farely well on BMW bikes.

    

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@Oldgoat wrote:Hi folks,
Anyone with the tank pads willing to make a tracing so I can get the correct size and shape?
Thanks,
OG

I wouldn't mind a set of these but the price of the BMW ones is a bit sore! I like your idea OG... got a scan of your tracing?

88KE

    

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club_c

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I have a spare set of used knee pads that I can part with, though K Freak would still have first dibs on them since he and I had talked earlier about them.


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+1 ^on 88KE's request. I can source the synthetic rubber locally but would like the pattern.


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Dredging up this topic again instead of creating a new thread.

For those who might be interested in functional tank pads but don't want to afford the BMW originals, there is a product called Tank Tredz. It is a self-adhesive gripping material that is raved about on other motorcycle forums. Those who have the product commend its grip and it is totally transparent which means the tank colour continues to shine through; it's as if there is nothing on the tank at all.
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Anyway, I was researching the product and came across a sweet deal. Tank Tredz has their own web site but the mothership, Flexible Innovations, hosts a web site, Geckostrips.com which is offering a couple of the same designs for less than half price. The Tank Tredz are primarily designed for modern sports bikes but the Kawasaki ZX6R/RR design just happens to fit the BMW K-bike tank very nicely, thank you very much. So, for $20, you can get a functional tank pad that works well and won't detract any paint job. If you use the coupon code "CRACKBERRY" at the checkout, you get an additional 25% off the clearance price for a whopping total of $15 plus shipping.


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18Back to top Go down   Tank knee pads Empty Re: Tank knee pads Sun Dec 18, 2011 4:41 pm

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Nice find Rob!


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i got excited about this and hit their site straight away , 15 dollars for the tank grips , 30 dollars postage to Aus. not to worry , will make do with double sided tape or summink.

http://www.airware.com.au
    

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@beanoldboy wrote:i got excited about this and hit their site straight away , 15 dollars for the tank grips , 30 dollars postage to Aus. not to worry , will make do with double sided tape or summink.
Are there other Aussies on the forum who might be interested? I think it should be possible to order multiples and amortize the postage costs between the participants. I'm looking into that here with a guy from the local motorcycle forum because the postage to Canada is $21, yet if I order two or three sets, it's still about $21.


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21Back to top Go down   Tank knee pads Empty Re: Tank knee pads Sun Dec 18, 2011 6:22 pm

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makes sense mate.
Anyone else want tank grips?
N.

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22Back to top Go down   Tank knee pads Empty Re: Tank knee pads Mon Dec 19, 2011 5:02 am

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i'd love some but will have to wait a month ....sorry bean ...id love to contribute to the bulk buy ...


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'86 K100 RT..#0090401 ..."Gerty" ( Gertrude Von Clickandshift ) --------O%OTank knee pads Au-log10

'86 k100 rs.. #######..  "Fred " (f(rame) red ) ( Fredrick leichtundschnell ) - -
bits and pieces from many kind friends across the k100 world ...with many thanks ..
    

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