TechSpec Snake Skin Tank Pads Triumph Daytona 675 / Street Triple 2013-2015
Perfect For Reducing Seat Movement
I ride a 2014 Triumph Daytona 675. I noticed braking and accelerating at times would cause my body to shift forward and backwards which caused me to adjust my body position too often. After research I decided on these which look great and had good reviews.
Installation: Very Easy. I installed during the winter and did not warm my bike up much, but they adhered easily and after riding the next day, I found no issues of it staying intact.
Riding: My only issue is the cut of the material for the tank or it could be the shape of the take in relation to where the side of my knee rests. Only the lower portion of my leg, right below my knee rests on the grips unless I intentionally point my knee downward. When riding in my comfortable position, my knee sits higher than the grips. I dont fully blame the manufacturer but it could be an issue for others.
I would still recommend this product because it has greatly reduced body movement on my bike and I feel more control when braking, accelerating and on corners.
May 14, 2015
Done in no time, Snake Skin pad for STriple
Very easy install...I mean this thing is maybe a .5 on the beard scale of difficulty. The only reason it even gets a .5 is because lining up the side pads took a bit of thought and preparation. Very easy install...clean the tank, make sure it's warm (I used the wife's hair dryer as recommended by the manufacture to heat up the tank), decide where you want them and apply like it's a sticker. I got them last night so I haven't ridden with them yet...that'll be done here in a few...but that's why I gave them a 4 on performance. I know they'll do the job though. Nice thick pad with tons of grip and appear to be able to take a beating, I'll re-post if any of my assumptions are way off. thanks for the ridiculously fast shipping Revzilla!
May 14, 2015
Awesome, and didn't need to cut to fit
These are great. I held off for a long time on getting anything but a pad for the front, but figured I'd give these a try because of the reviews. Seriously, these will save your tank from the inevitable scuffing your pants will cause (I'm sure this is their primary benefit), and they have the side benefit of keeping you glued to your bike. I didn't have to modify my grips, and my bike is black, so it looks great too.
May 4, 2015
Increases comfort for riding longer distances and looks great.
I got these because I noticed I was sliding on the seat too much during a hard acceleration when I was alone and deceleration when I had a passenger. They form to the tank very well and are secure. I also wanted something that didn't take away from the looks of my '14 675R, like some of the really tacky looking tank pads I have seen before. They do enhance the look of the bike.
April 20, 2015
Thicker than previous years
These tank pads are thicker than their predecessors, which is a good thing. They feel stickier and grippier. Easy to install. A good addition to the bike.
April 20, 2015
Buy these for every bike I owned
Great tank pads. I have these on all 3 of my Triumphs. The install is super easy if you take your time and do it right. I always used a hair dryer also to make the tank nice and warm for the glue to stick. Never had a problem with one falling off or moving. Love the looks also doesn't look out of place like some other ones. Love how they keep you in place on your bike. No more sliding around. Love this product.
March 16, 2015
Feels great but issues in quality are a bummer.
Just put these on and went for a test ride. They feel great on my legs and do an amazing job keeping me in place with little additional effort from me. Seriously don't know how I rode without them. They look sharp too, the black diamond pattern on my green Triple looks awesome.
Though the TechSpec pads perform well I was very disappointed by the overall quality. The two pads were cut differently from one side to the other (the shape was a little different from side to side). It's not something you see once they are on the bike but still a bummer. Same goes for the included center pad (which is NOT on my bike). It looks to me like they hand trim the pads when they come out of the mold. The pads that I got were trimmed poorly. There was a lip around each of the pads of varying width that I trimmed off myself. Also there was a spot on one of the pads that looks like it got scrapped on something prior to packaging. It's a small mark that doesn't bother me too much. Still looks bad when I see it though.
Maybe I got a bad set (new guy in the factory?), I'm really not too concerned about it. The functionality is what I'm after first and foremost. And in that category the TechSpec pads shine.
February 5, 2015
Ordered this after reading reviews. Perfect for my 675. Went on easy looks great and performs well. Sitting up on my bike just twisting the throttle, I can roll at 118mph gripping these with my legs .gave low durability due to only having a few days
January 18, 2015