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I saw these on eBay and thought the shape would work on the R3.

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As you can see, the lower edge almost perfectly follows the R3's tank lines.

These are the Snake Skin textured pads made by TechSpec. The model # of these Gripster Tank Grips is 62-0092-SS and they are designed for the Ducati Hypermotard (07-12).

If you are familiar with TechSpec you know that their Tank Grips usually run $45 to $65 for a set.

These were $21.91 shipped.

http://www.ebay.com/itm/261370957125?_trksid=p2057872.m2749.l2649&ssPageName=STRK:MEBIDX:IT

NOTE: You have to mount them low down on the tank in order for them to be functional.
 

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I bought R1 tank pads for my R3. They fit and look pretty good. Mine have the volcano crater grip texture.
 

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Haven't stuck them on yet, as I'm waiting to see if race fairings come with a replacement tank cover. These are for '07-'08 R1. Also, haven't decided which way I want them oriented.
 

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Hi guys! TechSpec is making tank grips for the R3 and they will be available for purchase on our website. We are expecting delivery early next week. Not sure how many we will have in stock so I'll try and give you all a heads-up once they arrive. :)
 

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TechSpec has a few coming out.

Snake Skin: http://www.revzilla.com/motorcycle/techspec-snake-skin-tank-pads-yamaha-r3-2015

C3: http://www.revzilla.com/motorcycle/techspec-c3-tank-pads-yamaha-r3-2015

High Fusion: http://www.revzilla.com/motorcycle/techspec-high-fusion-tank-pads-yamaha-r3-2015


I saw these on eBay and thought the shape would work on the R3.

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As you can see, the lower edge almost perfectly follows the R3's tank lines.

These are the Snake Skin textured pads made by TechSpec. The model # of these Gripster Tank Grips is 62-0092-SS and they are designed for the Ducati Hypermotard (07-12).

If you are familiar with TechSpec you know that their Tank Grips usually run $45 to $65 for a set.

These were $21.91 shipped.

http://www.ebay.com/itm/261370957125?_trksid=p2057872.m2749.l2649&ssPageName=STRK:MEBIDX:IT

NOTE: You have to mount them low down on the tank in order for them to be functional.
 

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Received my techspec tank pads from TST this week. When I line it up, I realize my legs BARELY even come into contact with the actual pads. Does this mean I don't even need it? LOL..
 

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Received my techspec tank pads from TST this week. When I line it up, I realize my legs BARELY even come into contact with the actual pads. Does this mean I don't even need it? LOL..
That's why I put the note in my previous post about mounting them down low on the tank.

My knees only contact the bottom 1" to 1 1/2" of the pads.

I've started calling them Tank Protector Pads since that seems to be their real function.....
 

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Hi guys! TechSpec is making tank grips for the R3 and they will be available for purchase on our website. We are expecting delivery early next week. Not sure how many we will have in stock so I'll try and give you all a heads-up once they arrive. :)
I just got mine as a kit from you and I was surprised that center pad is just a rectangular piece rather than a typical center pad with a lot of S curves. Is this normal?
 

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That is correct. The center tank protector for this particular kit is not the universal one that most kits include. Your center piece was designed specifically for the R3.
 

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I will be going with the TechSpec snakeskin for sure.... I was one of the lucky ones to beta test the tank wrap on the ZX10R and have had them on several bikes already.
 

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has any one used the Techspec c3 tank pads? If so how do you feel about them? Looking for some feedback before deciding on the C3 or Snake Skins.
 

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Just installed mine today. Snake skin. It was only 60 degrees so after cleaning the tank are with non ammonia windex , applied them and used a blow dryer to make sure the adhesive set up. Just a note, the logo goes towards the back lower edge. I noticed the glossy black paint was already getting hairline scrathches. Don't see them now!
 

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Just installed mine today. Snake skin. It was only 60 degrees so after cleaning the tank are with non ammonia windex , applied them and used a blow dryer to make sure the adhesive set up. Just a note, the logo goes towards the back lower edge. I noticed the glossy black paint was already getting hairline scrathches. Don't see them now!
Soo which way is correct?

Revzilla has them going a different direction.
http://www.revzilla.com/motorcycle/techspec-snake-skin-tank-pads-yamaha-r3-2015

Personally, I think the way you have it looks pretty good.
 
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