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    Tank Grips
    on: January 25, 2019, 05:32:23 pm
    January 25, 2019, 05:32:23 pm
    I see Thurn are now producing Tank Grips for the X.

    I have bought many of their products for both the 800X and the 1200F and they are quality parts.
    98 VFR800 - 130,000 miles, 08 VFR800 - 76,000 miles, 15 VFR800X - 44,000 miles (all sold)
    14 VFR1200 - 20,000 miles
    18 VFR800X - 16,000 miles
    01 VFR800 Fi-1 - 9000 miles

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    Re: Tank Grips
    Reply #1 on: January 26, 2019, 09:21:33 am
    January 26, 2019, 09:21:33 am
    *Originally Posted by Skids [+]
    I see Thurn are now producing Tank Grips for the X.

    I have bought many of their products for both the 800X and the 1200F and they are quality parts.
    For those Lorenzo moments, eh?  :018:

    I've thought about applying something like this... 39Euro seems criminally expensive for some carefully cut self-adhesive material with a bit of friction tho! I'm wondering what DIY options there might be.. surely something so simple can't cost more than a few quid?
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    Re: Tank Grips
    Reply #2 on: January 26, 2019, 10:17:55 pm
    January 26, 2019, 10:17:55 pm
    *Originally Posted by v8guy [+]
    For those Lorenzo moments, eh?  :018:

    I've thought about applying something like this... 39Euro seems criminally expensive for some carefully cut self-adhesive material with a bit of friction tho! I'm wondering what DIY options there might be.. surely something so simple can't cost more than a few quid?

    Ha ha, I know what you mean.  :016:

    I made these to stop the family jewels hitting the tank under braking.
    98 VFR800 - 130,000 miles, 08 VFR800 - 76,000 miles, 15 VFR800X - 44,000 miles (all sold)
    14 VFR1200 - 20,000 miles
    18 VFR800X - 16,000 miles
    01 VFR800 Fi-1 - 9000 miles

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    Re: Tank Grips
    Reply #3 on: January 28, 2019, 02:42:43 pm
    January 28, 2019, 02:42:43 pm
    *Originally Posted by Skids [+]
    Ha ha, I know what you mean.  :016:

    I made these to stop the family jewels hitting the tank under braking.
    Nice! What material did you use? Still happy with it?
    Current: 2015 BMW R1200RS, 2003 Yamaha TDM900
    Past: Honda CLR125, Honda CB500, Triumph Sprint Sport, Honda VFR750FS, Suzuki DRZ400SM, 2001 Triumph Speed Triple 955i, 2015 Honda VFR800X

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    Re: Tank Grips
    Reply #4 on: January 28, 2019, 06:54:21 pm
    January 28, 2019, 06:54:21 pm
    *Originally Posted by v8guy [+]
    Nice! What material did you use? Still happy with it?

    They're TechSpec Snakeskin universal pads cut to shape. You can buy squares of the stuff and cut as desired. I have a factory-cut set on the 1200 and felt I needed some on the 800 as I tend to slip forward down the seat under braking so gripping with my knees prevents this. They don't do specific factory-cut ones for the 15+ 800X, hence cutting them myself.

    Wouldn't be without them now.

    HTH.
    98 VFR800 - 130,000 miles, 08 VFR800 - 76,000 miles, 15 VFR800X - 44,000 miles (all sold)
    14 VFR1200 - 20,000 miles
    18 VFR800X - 16,000 miles
    01 VFR800 Fi-1 - 9000 miles

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    Re: Tank Grips
    Reply #5 on: March 14, 2019, 01:58:14 am
    March 14, 2019, 01:58:14 am
    Finally got around to it. Tech Spec universal kit, couple of new stickers, and several beers. :031:

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    Re: Tank Grips
    Reply #6 on: March 14, 2019, 06:16:35 am
    March 14, 2019, 06:16:35 am
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    98 VFR800 - 130,000 miles, 08 VFR800 - 76,000 miles, 15 VFR800X - 44,000 miles (all sold)
    14 VFR1200 - 20,000 miles
    18 VFR800X - 16,000 miles
    01 VFR800 Fi-1 - 9000 miles

     



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