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post #1 of 17 (permalink) Old 01-02-2017, 07:24 PM Thread Starter
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Tank Pad Protector

I just ordered another tank pad protector for my bike, and like the ones I've tried before, it isn't adhering to the tank. Yes, I cleaned and prepped the surface thoroughly prior to putting it on. Still, it's starting to peel up at the edges along the bottom.

Does anyone have any suggestions as to how to make it stick? Or failing that, a protector that is known to work well on the 500s?


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the only thing that comes to my mind is trying to heat it up a little and let it cure for at least a day ... other than that, use some additional glue, but that will be probably a pain to get if off when the protector wears, or when you just want to replace it

personally i use the TechSpec Motorcycle Tank Grip Pads "snake skin", when i was installing it i degreased the tank and let everything sit on the sun until it was nice and flexible / warm, installed it and let it cure until the next day
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the only thing that comes to my mind is trying to heat it up a little and let it cure for at least a day ... other than that, use some additional glue, but that will be probably a pain to get if off when the protector wears, or when you just want to replace it

personally i use the TechSpec Motorcycle Tank Grip Pads "snake skin", when i was installing it i degreased the tank and let everything sit on the sun until it was nice and flexible / warm, installed it and let it cure until the next day

I heated it up really thoroughly with a hair dryer, then taped it down in place and left it for a couple days. Hopefully that'll do it!

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I bought mine at the Honda dealer and paid $24 for it.
It sticks fine and looks good, but I don't know the brand.

Others that I have bought cheap, curled up and I pulled them off.

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I bought the moulded one specific for the 2016 on CBR500R/CB500F. It fits very well, but at 35 it wasn't cheap.

I'll pop a picture up if you don't know which type I mean.
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Are you guys talking about the lateral or the tank pad that goes in front of the seat ?

I Saw some youtube videos and found on lateral grip that I liked a lot. The sender is from Vietnan and said the maker ir H2C. I couldn't find this lateral grips anyware.

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Are you guys talking about the lateral or the tank pad that goes in front of the seat ?

I Saw some youtube videos and found on lateral grip that I liked a lot. The sender is from Vietnan and said the maker ir H2C. I couldn't find this lateral grips anyware.

The video is here :



https://youtu.be/A-i8AYKEjSg
I'm talking about one of these:





As you can see, that little corner won't quite stay down. I'm thinking of trying a little silicone adhesive, the kind you use on aquariums.

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I had one of those pads lying around. They're designed for when you put your cell phone on the dash board of your car, they don't slide off.
It measures about 3 inches by 4 and is made of a gooey rubber. It feels like a gummy bear.

There's no glue but it stays in place. Works good.
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Perhaps try some 3M glue.

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The shape of that one does not seem to suit the shape of the surface you're trying to stick it to.

Many of these have a thinner spine to alow it to flex over the shape of the tank, this one seems overly bulky.

I also have one I've not yet applied, it was a want for something aesthetic, but I'm not getting much contact with the tank on the F.
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