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TechSpec Snake Skin Center Tank Pad

Item: P270638

A perfect blend of surface tack and grip pattern, Snake Skin provides unparalleled tank traction to boost rider confidence when braking and cornering. Read More

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Product Details

TechSpec Snake Skin Center Tank Pro

The TechSpec Snake Skin Center Tank Pro protects your tank and give a little extra grip for when you're getting in the tuck. Snake Skin is the most premium track-spec offering from TechSpec featuring a high surface energy material and a tread-like pattern that is able to conform and cradle.

Features:

  • Eliminates sliding
  • Protects tank from abuse
  • Will not damage leather or textile pants

Note: Please use care when removing the paper backing from the adhesive so as not to pull the adhesive away from the Tank Pad. Center pad only, side tank pads sold separately.

Made in the USA
Product Style RevZilla Item # MFR. Product # Availability
Product Style Black / Tank Pro 5 (5" x 7.5") RevZilla Item #954553 MFR. Product #62-0005-SS AvailabilityIn Stock: Ships next business day
Product Style Black / Tank Pro 59 (9.3" x 4.5") RevZilla Item #954555 MFR. Product #62-0007-SS AvailabilityOnly 3 Left: Ships next business day
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Product Style Black / Tank Pro 84 (5.25" x 3.25") RevZilla Item #954559 MFR. Product #62-0009-SS AvailabilityIn Stock: Ships next business day
Product Style Black / Tank Pro 90 (6.5" x 2.5") RevZilla Item #954561 MFR. Product #62-0010-SS AvailabilityIn Stock: Ships next business day
Product Style Black / Tank Pro 1 (6" x 5") RevZilla Item #954564 MFR. Product #62-0063-SS AvailabilityIn Stock: Ships next business day
Product Style Black / Tank Pro 2 (7" x 3.75") RevZilla Item #954566 MFR. Product #62-0072-SS AvailabilityIn Stock: Ships next business day
Product Style Black / Tank Pro 6 (7.75" x 5.75") RevZilla Item #954568 MFR. Product #62-0073-SS AvailabilityIn Stock: Ships next business day
Product Style Black / Tank Pro 4 (7" x 4.25") RevZilla Item #954570 MFR. Product #62-0088-SS AvailabilityIn Stock: Ships next business day
Product Style Black / Tank Pro 3 (8" x 5.5") RevZilla Item #954572 MFR. Product #62-0089-SS AvailabilityIn Stock: Ships next business day
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This is a universal fit part; it may or may not fit without modification.

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Product Description
A perfect blend of surface tack and grip pattern, Snake Skin provides unparalleled tank traction to boost rider confidence when braking and cornering. Read More
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4.3 / 5.0
57 Reviews
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Bang For The Buck
4.2 / 5
Protection & Durability
4.3 / 5
Features
4.3 / 5
Comfort
4.4 / 5
Style
4.7 / 5
Ease Of Install
4.7 / 5
Fit & Finish
4.4 / 5
Durability
4.4 / 5
Air Flow
4.2 / 5
Fit
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Large
Bang For The Buck
5 / 5
Ease Of Install
5 / 5
Durability
5 / 5
Snake Skin pattern works great with leathers or jeans
I highly recommend the snake skin pattern. I ride street and track, this pattern works well with leathers or jeans. You get great traction on either, and it won't ruin your expensive jeans.

As an added bonus the snake skin pattern is also highly wear resistant.

The snake skin pattern is fairly dense material, it's very different than the C3 material which is much softer and substantially more subject to wear. It's also a great deal thicker than the C3, which I like. I've had both, and the snake skin is the one to have. Honestly, I don't see any drawbacks to the snake skin pattern.

I wanted more coverage on the center of the tank than what is offered by the tank pad which comes with the 2015 R1 kit. For this reason, I purchased a TechSpec Tank Pro 6 "Spine" center tank pad and used it instead of the smaller one which comes with the 2015 R1 kit. You can see the "Spine" in the photo which I have enclosed.
November 9, 2015
Purchased
over 2 years ago
Ride:
2003 Yamaha YZF-R1
Bang For The Buck
5 / 5
Protection & Durability
4 / 5
Features
5 / 5
Comfort
5 / 5
Style
5 / 5
Great look
I got the tank pro 6, it looks great. Easy to install but since it has some sharper sides, make sure you heat it up a little to get it to stick really well, otherwise, the corners may come off a bit.

If you are taking a pizza home on your bike, it holds it in place well, don't even have to hold the pizza box really lol
May 12, 2016
Ride:
2006 Honda CBR600RR
Bang For The Buck
4 / 5
Ease Of Install
5 / 5
Durability
5 / 5
TechSpec Snake Skin tank pad
There are many tank pads our there. Inevitably, tanks get some light (or heavy) scratches due to wear and tear. My kevlar mesh jacket is somewhat abrasive, so I wanted something to protect the tank finish against it. I was drawn to the tank pad from TechSpec because it was more substantial and functional instead of just for show. TechSpec has a couple of patterns, but I like the Snake Skin pattern best. The center pad pattern matches the side pads and overall makes a nicely finished look for my Ninja 1000 bike. This pad is holding up well against my jacket and other rough interactions that happen.
March 16, 2015
Ride:
2005 Honda ST1300
Bang For The Buck
5 / 5
Ease Of Install
5 / 5
Great product, increased control
These are a great addition. The first time i used them was for a track day at Auto club speedway and they performed flawlessly. I felt like I could lean forever and be stuck to the bike like glue. They are even comfortable to use around town when in casual clothes. I haven't had them for very long so I can't really comment about the durability but I see no wear at all so far.
July 20, 2015
Ride:
2005 Suzuki SV650S
Bang For The Buck
5 / 5
Ease Of Install
5 / 5
Durability
5 / 5
Custom sized tank protector
I read a bunch of reviews for the different type tank protectors available... I am not a big fan of large, weird shaped tank protectors so I bought TechSpec Snake Skin Center Tank Pad that was closest in size & shape to my bike... a 2013 Aprilia Shiver 750. TechSpec didn't offer one made specifically for my tank shape so I picked one whose dimensions we more than enough to cover the area directly in front of my belt/jacket zipper. I then cut the material with regular scissors to a rectangle approximately 2 inches by 5 inches & applied it to the tank. Been on there ever since with no problems.... Doesn't take up a lot of space, just covers where I need it to. I really like the way it came out.
July 6, 2015
Ride:
2013 Aprilia SL 750 Shiver
Bang For The Buck
5 / 5
Ease Of Install
5 / 5
Durability
5 / 5
Easy to install. Great product.
I actually ordered this, then returned it for the same brand full protection kit. Install is easy, just read the directions. It was about 50f outside when I did it, so I took a blow dryer and heated the tank and the pad itself to 80f, and just eyed it carefully and slapped it on. I didn't have any bubbles or problem areas, just make sure to work a section at a time and work your way through. Great product.
November 21, 2014
Ride:
2011 Suzuki GSX-R750
Bang For The Buck
5 / 5
Features
5 / 5
Style
5 / 5
Ease Of Install
5 / 5
Fit & Finish
5 / 5
Durability
5 / 5
Like the look and feel of it
October 27, 2017
Purchased
1 month ago
Bang For The Buck
3 / 5
Ease Of Install
5 / 5
Durability
4 / 5
it locks you into your seat better
these pads are great. they are a snap to install, once installed they boost your bikes appearance, they help stick you to the seat mostly for the corners. really a good purchase
July 21, 2014
Bang For The Buck
5 / 5
Ease Of Install
5 / 5
Durability
5 / 5
Like It
I really like TechSpec protectors. Easy install, looks good, functional.
September 21, 2015
Purchased
over 2 years ago
Ride:
2008 KTM 990 Super Duke
Bang For The Buck
5 / 5
Ease Of Install
5 / 5
Durability
5 / 5
Great fit .. Great look.. Great feel
Installed on 04 FJR. Easy to install .. Looks great.. And has great grip
August 17, 2015
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Why did you choose this?
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Quality and fit
Gilles P on Oct 27, 2017
Tank Protection and it matches the side pads.
Mark H on Sep 29, 2017
Quality and fit
Gilles P on Oct 27, 2017
Great reviews and matches my bike perfectly
A D on Oct 7, 2017
Tank Protection and it matches the side pads.
Mark H on Sep 29, 2017
Based on the funcionality and the reviews.
Federico M on Aug 21, 2017
Have had great experience with this product.
Enrique R on Jul 22, 2017
More grip
Tad D on Jul 15, 2017
Great reviews and ease of install.
S V on Jul 11, 2017
I need one.
Anthony C on Jul 6, 2017
Tank protection that matches the rest of the TechSpec grips.
Benjamin W on Jun 27, 2017
keep wear and tear to a minimum on my tank
rory b on May 17, 2017
Quality
Jerry R on May 10, 2017
I liked how it looked on first impression.
Kevin V on May 4, 2017
I've seen other tank protection on bikes in the dealership I go to, but I am most happy with the look and feel of these from Tech Spec.
John B on Apr 22, 2017
Good review on snake skin pads. Sounds like what I'm looking for.
Jon C on Apr 20, 2017
I want grip and protection on my tank
Federico A on Apr 17, 2017
Needed a new tank pad, this one looked the best and OEMish
Christopher E on Apr 17, 2017
Brand name, price
Gary B on Apr 16, 2017
REMOVE-ABLE & QUALITY
MERLIN B on Apr 14, 2017
it looks durable
Kyle W on Apr 12, 2017
tbh i got it cause every sportbike ive ever seen has a tank pad and i figured why not.
Daniel P on Apr 1, 2017
It was for my H2, it was the best I could find for my ride.
Juan C. J on Mar 23, 2017
protection
Sean W on Mar 16, 2017
To protect my tank from buckles/buttons etc. for my 2017 R1200GS ADVENTURE
John P on Mar 4, 2017
Previous experience and satisfaction with the product.
Shawn H on Feb 20, 2017
The glue on the back the ability to remove it (not that I ever will need to) with out residue will be nice
Robert Q on Feb 10, 2017
I needed a nice looking tank cover and I like the way it looked
Dre on Feb 8, 2017
Great traction that keeps you in the position you want.
kyle l on Feb 5, 2017
Great reviews and the fact that it can be removed and reinstalled if needed.
Mike M on Jan 23, 2017
replace my existing tank pad
Rob A on Jan 10, 2017
I know from experience that these are the best.
adam w on Jan 6, 2017
Super grip
J E on Dec 28, 2016
I bought a new fairing kit and have used TechSpec pads on previous fairings. Love 'em!!
Rick S on Dec 22, 2016
Fits my bike
Paul B on Oct 27, 2016
Best Reviews
John P on Sep 15, 2016
Quality of Tech Spec pad is superior to most and I have Tech Spec pads on my Tuono V4.
Daniel P on Sep 6, 2016
it's nice
Colleen G on Sep 4, 2016
Looks good
Salvador J on Aug 30, 2016
Design and quality are top notch.
Shawn5170 on Aug 28, 2016
Looks badass and no nooks and crannies around the outside to clean
Dean P on Aug 16, 2016
Texture and look
Trevor B on Aug 8, 2016
snake skin looked nice, seemed to match with the stuff on my FZ6R. Version 6 is the one I got for the looks
Jonathan P on Jul 26, 2016
I wanted the best tank protectors in the market. This was the right purchase.
Joseph B on Jul 14, 2016
C30 tore within a month wanted to hope for better durability and protection of my 2015 CBR 1000RR.
Shawn S on Jun 30, 2016
Sticks out a little too much for my liking.
Derae C on Jun 22, 2016
Closest Tank Pad to color of my bike. and best design so far.
Steve B on Jun 21, 2016
looks and functionality
Steve K on Jun 12, 2016
Removal able, aids in correcting placement.
Product quality, dense material, added protection and contact comfort.
Great for knee pads.
Larry K on May 31, 2016
To prevent scratches on the tank.
jared r on May 28, 2016
The snake skin pattern grips leather or denim equally well. It doesn't inflict excessive wear on denim. It's a harder compound than the other TechSpec patterns, and doesn't wear anywhere near as fast. Looks good.
Anthony T on May 22, 2016
Because it's made of real snakes
Ryan F on May 21, 2016
Great reviews and matches my bike perfectly
A D on Oct 7, 2017
Based on the funcionality and the reviews.
Federico M on Aug 21, 2017
What would be the best fit for a 2016 ninja 300?
A shopper on Jun 20, 2016
BEST ANSWER: yes these are the best!
What would be the best type for a BMW S1000R?
Joaquim P on Jun 2, 2014
BEST ANSWER: these are great for all bikes and pretty much universal in some cases. check what they have for your model bike.
I'm looking into getting this product for my R3, I'm assuming when it says 6.5" x 2.5" that means 2.5 wide and 6.5 long?
A S on Jun 6, 2015
BEST ANSWER: Assuming this is the same one I bought, approximate dimensions are 2" wide at the bottom, 4" at the top, and 7" tall. Mine is on a Ninja 1000 and works fine to keep metal jacket parts off the paint.
Does it come with both sides and middle?
Daniel K on Dec 25, 2014
BEST ANSWER: Daniel, I have a Ninja 1000, so there was a kit for it. It's 4 side pieces. The center one you buy separate, and there's several styles. It's an excellent product.
I have a soft black rubber pad on my tank right now, but it makes a big black stain on my new white leather Dainese leathers. I'm looking for a new pad that will not stain the leather. Can anyone provide feedback on the Snakeskin product and wether or not it will bleed color on my white leathers?
Nathan E on Jul 12, 2016
BEST ANSWER: I have run this tank pad on two machines as well as the side panels. There has been no transfer from the pad to white leather or light colored jeans. I have had problems with the center pad staying in place on both bikes and have gone to a clear sticker material for the tank protector. The side panels work awesome, but I haven't been pleased with the center section.
Am I only getting the center pad or do I get side pads too?
A shopper on Sep 18, 2017
BEST ANSWER: Center pad
Which one should I get for a 2002 sv650s?
A C on Jun 12, 2017
BEST ANSWER: I purchased the premium or best quality pad and it's been well worth it. Best grip and comfort out there and looks just as good the day it was purchased.
Which one of the sizes fits a FZ6 2007?
Paris P on Dec 9, 2016
BEST ANSWER: Con tact Tech Spec they will respond and advise.
Does the tank pro 6 fit the 2016 Z800 ABS? does it come as a kit with one center and two sides?
Milind P on May 16, 2016
BEST ANSWER: I have an s1000rr and it came with three pieces and fit perfectly
which measurement should i choose for YZF-R6 2015?
A S on Sep 22, 2015
BEST ANSWER: if you have the sides already , install those and base the width off of the distance between the two edges. Then look at some others that have them to decide if you like a wider look or a skinnier look . I have a wider center pad with the side nearly touching,, on the other hand my wife's bid has a narrow strip, Its apples and oranges.
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