Hi, Just got my new R3 in Blue last night and am excited about the new bike!! Question for you, I want to get a tank protector pad, the little ones that go down the center so the tank doesn't get scratched by a belt or zipper. I cant find one that would fit the tank the right way because of the "ridge" on the tank. What are you guys using? Any suggestions? Thanks for your help.
I do not see too much need for one seeing as the center is plastic not metal. However, TST Industries makes a tank grip pad that also has a center piece. They even have a tutorial on YouTube for the install.
I ordered mine from Revzilla on Sunday and it says it was delivered on Wednesday, in/at mailbox, yet it is nowhere to be found Leasing office also says they do not have it. I hope the mailman just didn't leave it outside of the mailbox for some ******* to grab...
The flat black scratches really easily. I did a "carbon fiber" wrap on mine. I'll do a few other accent areas once I get the plastics pulled off. And the heel guards, they are way too bright on the Raven.
I just bought the roll from Canadian Tire. Walmart has it also in the automotive accessory isle. Comes in different sizes. think it cost me $25 and I have lots left over. You'll need a heat gun, razor blades, old credit card and a ton of patience lol. Make sure you cut the pieces at least 2" larger than what you think you're going to need. Clean the surface of any wax, oil or dirt. Start from the center and work your way out heating the vynal as you go to make it stretch and conform. Work out the bubbles with the credit card covered in a soft cloth so it doesn't dig into the pattern. Trim and tuck the edges.
If I were to do it again I would dismantle the tank cover completely and fold the vynal over the edges for a cleaner look. I'll probably redo it when I have time along with a few other pieces. I just trimmed mine along the tank lines with the razor blade and tucked in the edges with the credit card. If you get close enough you can see its not perfect.