TechSpec Snake Skin Tank Pads Triumph Daytona 675 / Street Triple 2013-2014
These basically glue my legs to the tank so its way more comfortable cornering than before as I don't keep sliding forward and makes it easier to keep weight off my bars.
Only downside is that I thought they were quite expensive especially including the shipping to Australia. Still, they are worth it if you find yourself sliding around a bit on your bike.
They are easy to stick on and look ok on my bike. I can't speak to the durability yet as I just got them.
October 1, 2014
Can't live without them now!
Once I stepped up to a proper super sport, I had trouble gripping the tank with my legs since I would just slide against the paint. I picked up these TechSpec tank pads after a little bit of research. I felt the price is a bit high for a product like this, especially since they claim it is a wear and tear item. However, I determined the look of these pads were worth the additional cost over the competition.
Installation can be a bit tricky if you're looking for perfection. The process itself is easy, but getting things even on both sides of the tank before you officially apply them is very tedious.
The difference between riding with and without the pads is night and day. I have much more body control in the corners and I'm able to get my weight off the bars even during heavy braking. I could never go back to riding without pads on tank.
September 30, 2014
Worth the Money!!
If you don't have any tank pads on your bike for extra grip I recommend these bad boys!! Before when I rode on my brand new 2013 Triumph Street Triple I was slipping and sliding everywhere smashing my jewels against my dang tank. Once I put these on, it made it a lot better for me to stop moving. Under heavy braking and acceleration I just squeeze my tank with my legs and I'm good to go. No slip and slide like before. If you wear thin material like slacks per say, these are really grippy so it kind of hurts being that it has so much grip but I don't really mind it tearing away at my skin so I don't move hah highly recommend these pads for whatever you do, track days, commuting its worth it :D
September 8, 2014
Simple but works well.
I was just looking for a decent tank protector and decided to go with this kit. It looks good and helps you stick to your bike. Simple concept but does work pretty well.
July 29, 2014
Great grip, mediocre design for a tall rider - 2013 Triumph STR
Bought this for my 2013 Triumph Street Triple R. The grip is very good but the pads don't cover enough of the area where my legs contact the tank. I am a taller rider (6'3" 155 lbs) so my knees and thighs probably extend longer and higher than most when in the riding position. I also use an Airhawk R seat cushion for longer trips, which raises my leg height even more. Installation of the pads was very easy. In order to try and cover more area where my legs weren't getting any grip with the side pads, especially when using the Airhawk seat cushion, I cut the center tank pad in half and installed each half on either side after some small cuts. There is still a small area where my knees contact the tank where I get no grip (see photo), so I'll probably have to order more material.
June 25, 2014
Great addition to the bike for grip
Ease of install: very simple. They match the tank perfectly and can only go on one way. It's easiest to use tape to trace a pattern to make sure you install it exactly where you want it.
Performance: I don't slide forward anymore, even with the stock seat. One draw back for guys with longer legs is the position in which the pads need to go on the tank. Unless you are in a full tuck or are riding with your knees forward the pads will only contact 1/4 of your leg. They still grip a lot, even without full contact.
Durability: I marked this down because some of the adhesive was peeling off already when the protective backing was pulled off. You could also see bubbles in the adhesive. It remains to be seen how long the pads will actually stay on.
June 9, 2014
Great Item - Street Triple R 2014
Awesome product and Best price I've found. Easy to install and great fit. Enhances knee contact on tank when riding. Provides excellent feedback to rider when carving the twisties.
June 2, 2014