Stompgrip Tank Pad Yamaha R6 2008-2015
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
Best tank grip out there
Really easy to install and since I've put mine on my bike I don't slide around at all. Definitely recommend these to anyone looking for a tank grip
September 1, 2014
After getting arm pump more and more frequently, I decided to get the Stomp Grip tank pads to help with keeping my body firmly positioned on the bike and also to help with posture. After installation, which wasn't too difficult (although I did take my time with it to minimize bubbling under the pad), I've noticed a great difference both on the street and at the track. Highly recommend!
June 30, 2014
A necessity for anyone who likes to get their knee down.
Sure it isn't the cheapest thing, but it makes a massive difference. If you like to hit the twisties every chance you get then you need this, in short summary it stops you from slipping into the tank and breaking you *manhood*. It really helps keep you stable when you are leaning low.
June 18, 2014