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post #1 of 22 (permalink) Old Dec 12th, 2005, 1:57 pm Thread Starter
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Tank Protector Pads for RS

I could use some help finding a set of tank protector pads for my wifes '04 KRS. I have found a set at BMW of Santa Cruz from CSS Germany, but they seem to mount too high up for her shorter legs. I need a set that mount lower were her knees actually meet the body work. Any ideas would be much appreciated.
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post #2 of 22 (permalink) Old Dec 13th, 2005, 10:50 am
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I have the tank protectors from CSS, which you can place on any flat or sightly curved surface on the plastic you desire. Just where do her knees touch the body work? You can move them back toward the seat, might not look as good, but they are functional. I would hate to see my paint job if I had not installed them.

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Hornig in Germany have a set of transparent ones. Here is the link; http://hornig.i-netsolutions.de/?pag...grp=9&art=1278

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The best thing is the color matched tank cover from Bagster, see link below.

If you go down tha route get the tank bag Black not matching color (you'll be able to use it on future bikes also).

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www.techspec-usa.com is another source.
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I have the tank protectors from CSS, which you can place on any flat or sightly curved surface on the plastic you desire. Just where do her knees touch the body work? You can move them back toward the seat, might not look as good, but they are functional. I would hate to see my paint job if I had not installed them.
The rub marks on the body are forward and a little down from were the CSS pads will mount. I guess the pads mounted in the correct position will keep here legs off the body work and prevent her knees from moving forward and touching the body. The CSS pads look pretty beefy and should work fine. I think we will give them a go.
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I also have the tank protector pads from CSS and have not yet mounted them. If i mount them in the correct location, they are too low for my knees with the seat in the [normal, for me] high position. If i put them where they work, they do not look right.

After over 54k miles, you cannot see any discoloration in the side of the tank from my knees. So i do not really need the pads.
perhaps i do not squeeze the tank properly with my knees.

Or, maybe others squeeze too tightly???

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After over 54k miles, you cannot see any discoloration in the side of the tank from my knees. So i do not really need the pads.
perhaps i do not squeeze the tank properly with my knees.

Or, maybe others squeeze too tightly???
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Depends on what riding gear you wear (or don't wear, perhaps?) I installed a set of the CSS tank pads and they work well, protecting the paintwork from my BMW coverpants' (overpants) heavy cordura fabric. I also tend to grip w/ my knees a lot 'cause I like to keep a light grip on the bars when I ride.
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post #9 of 22 (permalink) Old Dec 23rd, 2005, 8:03 am
 
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If the paint/finish is not too degraded, you could try the clear plastic film. I installed a 3 piece kit from Tankslapper.com. The knee area piece(s) are rather large and should protect a large area. 3 years and the plastic is not discolored or scuffed. Did I mention low cost too!!
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post #10 of 22 (permalink) Old Dec 23rd, 2005, 2:15 pm
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clear film

clear protective film. Put on by a lot of car places around CO, so it should be well known. The dealers get it done by venders/outside shops.
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