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  • Originally posted by Hyperion View Post

    Also, how necessary is it to get a tank pad? Saw a few at DSG, but they were pretty expensive at Rs.2200+
    You can get a decent tankpad for Rs.125 @ probiker, M.G. Road, Near ABN Amro bank.
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    • Originally posted by bluevolt View Post
      The tank pad saves your paint from scratches and nicks, and from the zipper of your jacket too. But more than the tank pad, I think putting transparent protection films on the side of the tanks is more important since your jeans/riding pants/knee armor is always rubbing against it. You should get it from ebay or 20north.

      There are cheaper tank pads too, in the range of <INR 1000.
      I learnt this the hard way. On my last trip, this happened due to the Alpinestar Knee Guards.



      I washed the bike today, but as expected it's still there.

      Help guys... how do I remove it and where do I get these protection films here.
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      • Originally posted by killer_instinct View Post
        I learnt this the hard way. On my last trip, this happened due to the Alpinestar Knee Guards.


        I washed the bike today, but as expected it's still there.

        Help guys... how do I remove it and where do I get these protection films here.
        I use chemicals like Goo gone and a hard rubbing by a cloth to take these scuffs off - water won't help much. Protection films are available on 20north.com

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        • Originally posted by bluevolt View Post
          I use chemicals like Goo gone and a hard rubbing by a cloth to take these scuffs off - water won't help much. Protection films are available on 20north.com
          Thanks mate.

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          Last edited by killer_instinct; 04-10-2010, 09:25 PM. Reason: link added.
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          • Originally posted by Hyperion View Post
            Also, how necessary is it to get a tank pad? Saw a few at DSG, but they were pretty expensive at Rs.2200+
            Very very important and check with Performance Racing, Munbai. They have very good tank pads especially for Ninja in the range of 1000-1200 bucks...

            Originally posted by bluevolt View Post
            The tank pad saves your paint from scratches and nicks, and from the zipper of your jacket too. But more than the tank pad, I think putting transparent protection films on the side of the tanks is more important since your jeans/riding pants/knee armor is always rubbing against it. You should get it from ebay or 20north.

            There are cheaper tank pads too, in the range of <INR 1000.
            Absolutely, the sides of the tank is more scratch prone. Just after 1000KMs (first service) my tank side got the scratches from my black jeans (without knee armor)

            You have put the protection films in the right areas... No wonder Mr Prasanna (Bajaj/Kawasaki service engineer) says "Rahul is a Pro"

            Originally posted by killer_instinct View Post
            I learnt this the hard way. On my last trip, this happened due to the Alpinestar Knee Guards.

            I washed the bike today, but as expected it's still there.

            Help guys... how do I remove it and where do I get these protection films here.
            Spot on..!!! This is the same area where my tank got the scratches... worst than this.... Even I am looking for a permanent solution....

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            • Originally posted by bluevolt View Post
              I use chemicals like Goo gone and a hard rubbing by a cloth to take these scuffs off - water won't help much. Protection films are available on 20north.com
              I searched for "oxford paint guard" and "paint guard" on 20north.com, didnt come up with any useful results.

              Should I try any other terms?

              P.S : Is this useful?

              3M 84905 Scotchgard Paint Protection Film Door Edge Guard 84905 .4 in x 40 yds < Automotive Parts < Car Electronics < Electronics - Shop in the US from India @ 20North
              Last edited by Hyperion; 04-10-2010, 11:25 PM.

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              • Originally posted by Hyperion View Post
                I searched for "oxford paint guard" and "paint guard" on 20north.com, didnt come up with any useful results.

                Should I try any other terms?
                Check these

                "Rshield Clear Paint Protection Film Roll 72"" X 30""" < Automotive Parts < Car Electronics < Electronics - Shop in the US from India @ 20North

                SIMA FSM XPF 8 LEAD-LAMINATED FILM PROTECTION BAG < - Shop in the US from India @ 20North

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                • Google with 'Paint protection film'. That will throw up many results.

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                  • Originally posted by blabberash View Post
                    @stapathi - mine is green; i hope you don't break my dream run
                    sorry for being late in replying was busy so didn't login to xbhp
                    enjoy your ride,dude

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                    • Originally posted by bluevolt View Post
                      But more than the tank pad, I think putting transparent protection films on the side of the tanks is more important since your jeans/riding pants/knee armor is always rubbing against it. You should get it from ebay or 20north.
                      Stomp is the name of the game
                      here is a pictorial of what bluevolt means to refer--
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                      • Originally posted by sheelpriye View Post
                        Stomp is the name of the game
                        here is a pictorial of what bluevolt means to refer--
                        Stomp grip - A pictorial - Team-BHP
                        done on our manson's CBR
                        This is not a neat deal.... We can get much better than this...

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                        Last edited by sreehari_r1; 04-11-2010, 11:21 AM.

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                        • Originally posted by trustvishwas View Post
                          You can get a decent tankpad for Rs.125 @ probiker, M.G. Road, Near ABN Amro bank.
                          Now they are out of stock for tank pads . I bought the last one from them..They are cheaper than the DSG Ninja ones in green..but they loook real cheap too. But of course, serves the purpose!
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                          • i've seen this tank paint problem in my earlier bike, more because i wear my jean religiously (i.e. washing it once in fortnight or month) .. . and i could see a mark of black shade over my bike where ever the jeans made contact

                            but obliging to my member status 'junior' - i've a similar question -
                            if you buy a protective film; do you still need a tank pad ?
                            or
                            does a tank pad provides protection all over or just the front facing and not on the side bars.

                            never used them hence curious ?

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                            • Originally posted by blabberash View Post
                              i've seen this tank paint problem in my earlier bike, more because i wear my jean religiously (i.e. washing it once in fortnight or month) .. . and i could see a mark of black shade over my bike where ever the jeans made contact

                              but obliging to my member status 'junior' - i've a similar question -
                              if you buy a protective film; do you still need a tank pad ?
                              or
                              does a tank pad provides protection all over or just the front facing and not on the side bars.

                              never used them hence curious ?
                              the TANK PAD just provides protection on the centre of the tank..it is so because when you lean forward and ride your bike, the tank will get scratched with the jackets zipper, so the the tank pad helps in avoiding any scratches on the centre of the tank.

                              the side bars can be protected with products specifically made for them!
                              Last edited by pulsating220; 04-11-2010, 05:36 PM. Reason: wrong spellings!
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                              • so if this paint buffing off is an issue.. then its best to put up protective sticker sheet in the generic area where the body touches the bike. Whats wrong with this suddenly i can understand, but im sure people abroad have not reported any such issues. Gotta start searching again!!


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