Stompgrip Tank Pad Yamaha R6 2008-2016
I've always been skeptical of this product, but a buddy of mine has it and I rode his bike once and fell in love. Works great with a suit or normal jeans.
November 2, 2015
This is my first year really getting into track days. At the beginning of the season I slid on my seat a lot. It really bothered me and made me feel uncomfortable on the bike. The guys at the track recommended that I pick a set of these up. I love them. By far the best (and simplest) modification that I've made to my bike for the track. I feel substantially more in control of the bike. It helps with fatigue too, because I'm not struggling to lock my legs onto the bike.
Installation is very easy. I didn't use any special tools. Did everything by hand/eye. Product looks great on the bike. The texture of the pads has chewed the finish on my track suit a good amount (only on the inside of the legs). Something to be weary of. To me it's not important though. Doesn't affect the function of the suit whatsoever.
September 15, 2015
Easy to install. works great!
I bought this product to help for better control and also so my arms don't have to support much weight upon braking. Does exactly what I wanted it to do.
September 14, 2015
Great product! Sport bikes should have these as a stock feature!
For awhile, I assumed items like tank pads were solely a racing (track riding) option to have. Always hugging (more like squeezing, for the R6) the gas tank with my knees to stay on my seat easily left my legs sore after a period of time. Deciding on this item has noticeably improved my commute!! Simply put: lots of grip, but less knee squeeze on the tank to maintain that proper sport bike riding posture! Overall, since installing this item on my R6, my daily ride is way more enjoyable than in previous times without it! My only suggestions: install the tank pad after a ride so the tank is warm, take your time installing it to get it right the first time, and don't get the left and right side pieces mixed up; only the provided instructions tell you which is which -they aren't printed on the pads/ pieces!
August 11, 2015
Does what it's ment to do.
Stomp grip know what they are doing. It works as described, most notably when braking. If you apply pressure to the tank you go know where. It makes you feel secure and brings out a little more confidence to lean or brake and not make you feel as though you will fall off or break yourself on the tank. My only issue is the price. I don't see why it costs so much for a rugged sticker but if you have the money I do see it as a must. I will be putting this on all my future bikes.
July 6, 2015
Not bad for the price but more info would have been nice
I like the product and the idea of the product, it gives the legs more to grip and is safer for riding. But my only problem with the product is that they should have informed the buyer (before opening the package) that an adhesive should be used in addition. Maybe it's in my mind but it seems like the adhesive is average at best and needs some type of other adhesive to stay, I find myself pressing the grips on before I ride so if you plan to purchase get the addtinal adhesive
June 8, 2015
I got them just for looks ;)
They're great if you're into canyon riding or just commuting so you can press on the gas tank with your legs without sliding forward when you brake etc. And they make the bike look even sexier!
February 19, 2015
These tank pads are something that I would not ride without again. A lot of the time when people lean, accelerate, or brake, they move around on their motorcycle a lot. This usually leads to either hitting the front of your rear seat or slamming your lovely nether regions into your tank. These pads eliminate a lot of unwanted position shifts that are a result of change in speed. The install was rather easy and once they go on, they stay on. If you do get the clear ones, be wary as they do become yellow after sitting in the sun for a while. The design of the nubs that stick out to help you grip are by far the best ones I've used. The only gripe I have about these pads are that the rubber they use to make them does end up rubbing off like the rubber on the eraser after you ride long enough on them. I've had them for about four months and I've only noticed the rubber becoming degraded in a tiny 5mmx10mm area on the lower pads (the ones that go on the black plastic under the tank for a R6). They still function great and I don't think I'll be replacing them until I see worse degrading happen.
January 8, 2015