TechSpec Snake Skin Tank Pads Triumph Daytona 675 / Street Triple 2013-2015
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
This product is easy to install and is well worth the investment!
Easy to install and a must have accessory for your bike!
January 12, 2015
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