TechSpec Snake Skin Tank Pads Triumph Daytona 675 / Street Triple 2013-2016
I like them, but...
I'm going to keep this short...
Fairly easy to install. I found lining everything up the way I wanted took longest.
Performance is on point, as they are perfectly grippy ;)
However, the adhesives on my tank pads are not holding up as well as I thought. There area areas that have lost its stick. In addition, all edges have visible adhesive which had turned yellow from wear or dirt...not so cool. (I will try and take picture and attach)
In conclusion, I will either do some research into a different product or try and find what went wrong here, and purchase another set. Hope this helps!
November 17, 2015
Grippy and good!
Very easy to install, made with a grippy and very robust piece of rubber, really helps on aggressive cornering while you try to keep your arms and hands loose enough to correct any imperfections.
Provide a good protection from zippers and from the rubbing of the letter to the fuel thank, as well.
October 5, 2015
Great look and function
These pads look great and do exactly what I want. No more sliding forward in my stock seat (replacing that soon) and a much more secure feel on turns. Also, the design is just cool looking.
August 17, 2015
Makes long distances comfortable
These pads really help out with going long distances. They keep you well planted in the seat. The only issue I have had is the edges do not stick as well as I hoped they would.
August 3, 2015
Great Traction...decent product.
These were a huge improvement for track day riding with the leathers on. It enabled me to really grip the tank. My biggest gripe with these is the poor adhesive used. I have a couple edges that refuse to adhere to the tank of my bike. Otherwise they fit well and work awesome.
July 28, 2015
Nice figment, great grip
I bought this for my 2014 Triumph Daytona 675, which I use for commuting and the occasional canyon or track day. Very VERY grippy, and nice fitment. Super easy to install, and really nice quality. I was really impressed that it also came with the center tank pad! Great value for the price. Definitely recommend!
July 28, 2015
Great features but lacking in durability
Install was easy and quick. The pads are grippy and do a great job of protecting the tank. The only caveat being that on curves the edges of the adhesive may start to come off. When they come off they allow water and other debris to enter the adhesive surface leading to adhesive failure. This causes the pad to start peeling off. On both sides of the tank this has happened in one form or another.
June 29, 2015
Sticky and Grippy
Full on disclaimer before everyone gets to the meat of my review: (1) this is my first set of tank grips and (2) I'm unfamiliar with this segment of the market and all of the options available (tank grip mfgs).
With that said, these are fantastic grips.
My package arrived in 2 days flat from the folks at Revzilla in a relatively small box. In that box my grips were safely encompassed in bubble shipping inserts. Overkill? Perhaps. The important thing is that they arrived in one piece and not creased.
The grips come in no-frills packaging. All three grips are inside of a plastic bag that has a folded piece of cardboard covering them which is held together by two staples. The thin piece of cardboard doubles as an instruction manual for the application of the grips.
Installing these grips is relatively straight forward but if you want a proper, precise fit you can go a step or two further by spending an additional 5 mins and watching some youtube videos.
I used the following for my install:
- 70% rubbing alcohol
- heat gun
- paper towel (can substitute for a microfiber cloth)
- painter's tape
I used the painter's tape to create a visual outline of where the grips would go. I won't go into too much detail since there are several youtube videos out there showing this process. What this will allow you to do is to line the grips up without actually applying them and removing them over and over again which will weaken the adhesive.
After finalizing the outline of the grips, wipe down the area with a paper tower/microfiber cloth that's lightly soaked in rubbing alcohol. Rub until dry and remove any lint.
Pre-heat the grips with your heat gun on a low setting until you feel the protective (white) cover on the back get warm but not uncomfortably hot.
Line your grips up to the outline of the painter's tape and slowly begin to peel and apply being careful to smooth the grip out as you do so. Rinse and repeat for the next two.
The instructions tell you to let them sit for 12 hrs but I went out and rode shortly after applying these and with great results! I no longer slide into the tank under hard braking or acceleration and as odd as this sounds these grips have a very pleasant smell to them weeks after installation. I must say I highly recommend them and have no reason to try another brand since these were worth every penny and then some.
June 1, 2015