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Tank grips....who has them...are they worth it? I have a set from TechSpec not sure if I want to apply them.

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Yes. Having a better grip of the tank allows you to stay light on the handle bars.


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I have the other ones and they help with keeping body position stable, especially on downhill corners.

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Be sure to clean the surface area really well with alcohol prior to install and it helps to have a heat gun or hair dryer handy to help form the grip contour to the tank.

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Be sure to clean the surface area really well with alcohol prior to install and it helps to have a heat gun or hair dryer handy to help form the grip contour to the tank.
I actually would advise against alcohol on the plastic fairing. It ate away the coating and made it matte. That's what happened when I tested it on a busted tank fairing I had.

It wouldn't adhere well on mine at first, but after leaving it in the sun for a while and riding it, it seems to have stayed on now. Heat seems to be very important.

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I actually would advise against alcohol on the plastic fairing. It ate away the coating and made it matte. That's what happened when I tested it on a busted tank fairing I had.

It wouldn't adhere well on mine at first, but after leaving it in the sun for a while and riding it, it seems to have stayed on now. Heat seems to be very important.

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Interesting, can't confirm that on mine since my tank grips are still installed but the surrounding areas which I'm sure I hit as well are still smooth and glossy. What were the conditions of your test? Also were they the factory fairing or race fairing?

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whats the "other ones" if you don't mind me asking?

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Used 71% isopropyl alcohol on a stock tank fairing. Matting was almost immediate.

Stomp grips. Couldn't remember name when I first posted.

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whats the "other ones" if you don't mind me asking?
Stompgrips. I have had them on several bikes.

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