Stompgrip Tank Pad Triumph Daytona 675 / R / Street Triple / R
Works as advertised....
It seems most sportbike manufacturers think their seat should have a steep forward slope that tends to crush your nethers against the tank, which is worsened by hard braking. Can't anybody make a neutral seat?
I purchased the Stompgrips to offset this. Without hugging the tank tightly, they still keep me in place on the seat. As far as install, I followed all the directions: cleaner/degreaser, heat gun for warming the tank and pads, etc. You have to be very careful about lining up the grip pads, but just take your time. The clear is really clear-you can see the paint color through the pads.
The only drawback is the durability. For few weeks the pads stuck great. After a while though, the front edge on one side began to lift. Attempts to stick it back down have proved fruitless. I guess I'll try a different product if it continues to release.
July 6, 2015
It was a little difficult installing on a Daytona because of the lip at the top of the tank. A hair blow dryer on high heat works great to help install. These things will grip you no matter what you're wearing. I can hang off in jeans with ease.
April 6, 2015
Does what it claims extremely well.
Stompgrip was one of the first items on my list and it doesn't disappoint. Holding on when in a corner is a night and day difference compared to the tank alone. I rave about this product to everyone and wonder why I don't see more of it. Install isn't so bad as long as you take your time and to use on one section at a time. I ended up with one small bubble on the left side but it can be repaired fairly easily. My only complaint is as a short rider of 5' 6", is that I don't utilize as much of the grip as I wish I could, however, for anyone taller this is a non issue. Overall it's one of the best cheap mods you can get and should be on everyone's to get list.
November 10, 2014
Riding an 08 triumph D675 se. If you have tank sliders on, the full size will not fit your tank perfectly, you will have to trim the corner of it.
Performance marks, this is the finest tank slider i have used. really grips jeans or leathers, but wont fade your gear, and the tank slider itself keeps form. After warming it up a few miles, you wont slip or slide. Keep in mind that when aggresive cornering, get a good starting position, because a mid-corner change of mind could mean loss of line when trying to move your leg against the grip.
October 28, 2014
Outstanding. If you absolutely, positively need grip, StompGrip is the only way to go.
StompGrip replaced TechSpec tank pads on my Daytona. In terms of effectiveness at allowing you to grip the tank and hold onto the bike with your knees, I would rate the StompGrip a 10, and the TechSpec a 2. Notice that no racers use TechSpec, they all use StompGrip, without exception.
TechSpec is OK for casual street riding. But if you count on having grip, forget about it, StompGrip is the only way to go. I now use StompGrip on my track bike and both of my street bikes.
(PS. I have no relationship with the company, they just make a great product.)
December 8, 2013