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    Question Tank Protector Options???

    What are you using for tank protection? Wrap decals or Tank bra???

    I've seen Pete's Tank Wrap option, but thought I'd drop a line here to take a reading on what the current "go-to" may be.

    Looking for something both economical and functional.

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    canamspyderaccessories.com has some good options.
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    Default TANK PROTECTOR - OPTIONS

    Quote Originally Posted by SpyderHands View Post
    What are you using for tank protection? Wrap decals or Tank bra???

    I've seen Pete's Tank Wrap option, but thought I'd drop a line here to take a reading on what the current "go-to" may be.

    Looking for something both economical and functional.

    Thanks for your time!!!
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    I was wondering what was the purpose of a tank protector myself. Sport bike riders use them because they lay forward on the tank, on an F3 you dont. What is a tank bra? If it is not stuck down like a wrap, dirt will get in there and do damage like sandpaper.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Highwayman2013 View Post
    canamspyderaccessories.com has some good options.
    Thanks for the link. Took a look; just a bit pricey.
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    Quote Originally Posted by BLUEKNIGHT911 View Post
    Don't wear " chainmale' " pants and don't wrap your legs with barbed wire to decrease how much they slide ................ ......... just kidding ..... Mike
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    Quote Originally Posted by AY4B View Post
    I was wondering what was the purpose of a tank protector myself. Sport bike riders use them because they lay forward on the tank, on an F3 you dont. What is a tank bra? If it is not stuck down like a wrap, dirt will get in there and do damage like sandpaper.
    Multi purposes. Should you decide to hold something in that position (small bag, water bottle, etc.), it is good to have a barrier to guard against undesired scuffs and scratches. I just think $50-100 is rather expensive compared to the tank pads and protectors Iíve had in the past with my sport bikes.
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    Quote Originally Posted by SpyderHands View Post
    Multi purposes. Should you decide to hold something in that position (small bag, water bottle, etc.), it is good to have a barrier to guard against undesired scuffs and scratches. I just think $50-100 is rather expensive compared to the tank pads and protectors Iíve had in the past with my sport bikes.
    I actually use one of the tank protectors from canamspyderaccessories.com. It works very well, and only cost about $30-40. You can find one similar at a place like cycle gear, but they will normally not be as big, and not give as much coverage. I do not like the thought of using a tank bra, as it would be too hard to remove when cleaning underneath it. I also thought about doing a clear vinyl wrap, but I decided on the pad instead.

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    OK I'll be serious and hopefully helpful ..... I have found numerous types of clear adhesive material on E-bay, that can be shaped using a heat gun or high temp hair dryer ..... There is thicker types that they call door and sill protective material ... I'll look and see if I've saved any of those links in my e-bay file ...... Mike

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    Quote Originally Posted by blacklightning View Post
    I actually use one of the tank protectors from canamspyderaccessories.com. It works very well, and only cost about $30-40. You can find one similar at a place like cycle gear, but they will normally not be as big, and not give as much coverage. I do not like the thought of using a tank bra, as it would be too hard to remove when cleaning underneath it. I also thought about doing a clear vinyl wrap, but I decided on the pad instead.
    I didnít see any on the site for $30-40.

    Using a tank bra isnít an option for me. Iím looking for the vinyl pad ďwrapĒ type of application.

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    wrapmyspyder.com also has tank protection but probably too much money.
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    www.wrapmyspyder.com love my custom tank protector from Pete .
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    Quote Originally Posted by BLUEKNIGHT911 View Post
    Don't wear " chainmale' " pants and don't wrap your legs with barbed wire to decrease how much they slide ................ ......... just kidding ..... Mike
    What about body piecing's?

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    Quote Originally Posted by AY4B View Post
    I was wondering what was the purpose of a tank protector myself. Sport bike riders use them because they lay forward on the tank, on an F3 you dont. What is a tank bra? If it is not stuck down like a wrap, dirt will get in there and do damage like sandpaper.
    We are all different shapes and sizes, AY. Because of my leg length, my knees rub on the F3-L painted ridge where the tank top joins the sides. As such, I need some kind of tank protector over that edge to prevent scuffing the finish. That is where I put the clear protector pieces that came with the F3-L (the ones that you are supposed to put on the frame near your boots)

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    Quote Originally Posted by BLUEKNIGHT911 View Post
    OK I'll be serious and hopefully helpful ..... I have found numerous types of clear adhesive material on E-bay, that can be shaped using a heat gun or high temp hair dryer ..... There is thicker types that they call door and sill protective material ... I'll look and see if I've saved any of those links in my e-bay file ...... Mike
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    Default TechSpec Snake Skin Grip

    These aren't fancy, but they work. I applied them where my knees rub against the paint and they provide grip as well as cushioning. Easy to position and apply. According to the manufacturer: "The Snake Skin Grip Material is TechSpec's "Premier Product". Measuring at only .125" thick with a low profile diamond pattern. The rubber padding properties of these quality tank grips benefit you with a planted grip on your tank." The material can also be purchased in sheets and cut to your specifications. They come in black and clear. Like I said, they're not fancy, but they work and I'm very satisfied with the quality. I bought them last year off of Amazon for $52.00 with free shipping.


    TechSpec 62-0049-SS Snake Skin Tank Grip
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    Quote Originally Posted by LateLifeCrisis View Post
    These aren't fancy, but they work. I applied them where my knees rub against the paint and they provide grip as well as cushioning. Easy to position and apply. According to the manufacturer: "The Snake Skin Grip Material is TechSpec's "Premier Product". Measuring at only .125" thick with a low profile diamond pattern. The rubber padding properties of these quality tank grips benefit you with a planted grip on your tank." The material can also be purchased in sheets and cut to your specifications. They come in black and clear. Like I said, they're not fancy, but they work and I'm very satisfied with the quality. I bought them last year off of Amazon for $52.00 with free shipping.


    TechSpec 62-0049-SS Snake Skin Tank Grip
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    Thanks for the idea and link. The only thing is, I am wanting to start the tank pad protection coverage right where the seat and the plastic meet in the mid section.
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    I ordered from spiralus designs. I got the entire Frunk area and Tank for about 100.00. YOu can also get any wrap in clear if you don't want a color or design.Grey Spyder Tank wrap.jpgGrey Spyder Frunk wrap1.jpg

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    Quote Originally Posted by Peteoz View Post
    We are all different shapes and sizes, AY. Because of my leg length, my knees rub on the F3-L painted ridge where the tank top joins the sides. As such, I need some kind of tank protector over that edge to prevent scuffing the finish. That is where I put the clear protector pieces that came with the F3-L (the ones that you are supposed to put on the frame near your boots)

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    Default Tank protection material.

    I wonder what that clear plastic stuff that comes with your limited is, never got them? Anyhow, doesn't matter. What I used on my bike as well as the previous one was a clear plastic material that you can get from any sewing store (Joanne's, Micheal's) for pennies. It's in the fabric section and comes in various thicknesses. Cut it to shape, takes experimenting to get a flat wrap shape, wet it, apply and squeegee it out. The surface adhesion holds it in place. It stays real well and can be taken off easily without leaving anything behind. Not cheap, just frugal..... Of course, the ones you buy do look a whole lot nicer but this is transparent and not noticeable. Just another alternative.

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    Default F3 tank protection options

    Here are some examples of what we have available in F3 scratch protection. Each product below has been created based on customer request. We have found that everyone has a different riding style and because of that they have different needs for scratch protection. In addition, we have recently completed a full saddle bag paint protection kit that can be scene on our FB page and will be available for sale soon on the website.


    Spine Tank Protector Domed $59.00 (free color insert)
    (Available in Real Carbon Fiber, wood, solid colors)
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    2 piece Tank Protector $45.00
    (Available in Clear Paint Protection film or colors)



    Extended Tank Protection $59.00 (Covers side to side)
    (Available in Clear Paint Protection film or colors) (Blue represents complete kit)
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    Mini Tank Pad
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    F3 cut out is optional.




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