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post #1 of 13 Old 09-10-2009, 09:11 PM Thread Starter
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919 Tank Grip Pad Templates

I spent hours making up good templates, seeing as there are no 919 specific kits from TechSpec for the Snake Skin material.
See the attached bike pictures for the results.
I used Wiss M1 left hand tin snips to do all the cutting.
I used a hand held angle grinder to chamfer the edges.
I used a hand held heat gun to warm the pads after mounting, as the day was too cool when I did the work.
Depending on your seat, riding position, and how long your legs are, you may want to use a pad on the aluminum side plates like I did.
If you do Track Days, for sure you will also want an upper tank side pad like I did.
I have the templates for the three pads I designed.
They are in Adobe pdf format and for some reason the website won't let me attach that type of file.
If you want a copy of the templates, send me a message with your e mail address and I will send them to you.
If someone can tell me how to get the pdf file up on the website, that would be better.
Hopefully this all helps a bunch of you out there !

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I used another template from the forum and stompgrip so i had to cut it to match my template but in the end it couldnt survive after a few ride and now lying in my drawer. What is brand of the pad you used on your bike ?

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how do you like that seat?

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I used another template from the forum and stompgrip so i had to cut it to match my template but in the end it couldnt survive after a few ride and now lying in my drawer. What is brand of the pad you used on your bike ?
Tech Spec.Slightly less tacky than stompgrips. or so I've read.

Motorcycle Tank Pads from TechSpec-USA - Tank Protector Gripster*Sport

Another thread same stuff

https://wristtwisters.com/naked-bikes...tank-grip.html

Still on my list of things to do.

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I've had Techspec on my bike now for over a year and it has held up fine.
I wouldn't want to ride without some kind of tank grip. Not only is it great for the twisties but also everyday riding. It helps you keep the correct posture which takes a lot of the strain off the wrists. Also if you're riding 2up it helps keep your balls from becoming one with the tank when you have to stop suddenly.

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post #11 of 13 Old 09-11-2009, 10:38 AM Thread Starter
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the corbin seat is excellent

the stocker killed me every ride more than 45 minutes

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thanks
the braided ss lines have yet to go on
also adding a Woodcraft toe guard / shark fin to the swing arm
the bike is quick too
custom mapped, 520 kit with 2 more teeth on the rear, Yosh slips ons, BMC filter
it will pull to an honest 138 mph at 3500 ft altitude and at sea level it should do about 140, maybe even a bit more.
My speeds are honest and real, I use a tachometer correction factor determined from the dyno run and do RPM calculations for speed - speedo readings mean nothing at top end in my book

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Stomp grip is the clear plastic with the cones that stand off with sharp ends, right?
They are shredders !
They don't grip per se, they grab.
They are great if you have your race suit on, but nasty on the street with jeans etc.
The TechSpec Snakeskin grips, and won't wreck your pants.

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