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post #1 of 6 (permalink) Old Jul 3rd, 2009, 11:15 pm Thread Starter
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Tank Bag gooey substance on tank after use??

.I have the original K1200RS Tank Bag and love to use it. It is new to me, but it is well used. There is a considerable bit of sun fading which does not bother me. It is in very good shape other than that except for the "Gel" anti scuff strips under the bag meant to contact the actual tank seems to be deteriorating. Every time I put it one the tank, I have to clean up the slime it leaves on the tank with a petroleum based type cleaner and a rag. Is this normal? Has anyone else met with this situation? Is there any remedies for this condition? Yes I could buy a new bottom, but want to see what others have done, thanks

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.I have the original K1200RS Tank Bag and love to use it. It is new to me, but it is well used. There is a considerable bit of sun fading which does not bother me. It is in very good shape other than that except for the "Gel" anti scuff strips under the bag meant to contact the actual tank seems to be deteriorating. Every time I put it one the tank, I have to clean up the slime it leaves on the tank with a petroleum based type cleaner and a rag. Is this normal? Has anyone else met with this situation? Is there any remedies for this condition? Yes I could buy a new bottom, but want to see what others have done, thanks
That's what happens when fuel gets on the padding on the bottom of the bag. I had the same thing on my old GS. Par for the course I'm afraid.

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Buy a large sticky pad like you use on your dash in your car...place that on your tank and put your bag on top of that...works great!
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Thanks for the insight

Yes, I was afraid it was being affected by contact with the gasoline. I would have thought it would have been made impervious to it considering the proximity to the fuel cap. I guess ten years was too much for it.

On the long trip home from AL. to WV, at one of the gas stops, I put a gas station dispenser paper towel under it, but was concerned with prolonged vibration of the trip leaving some fine scratching or marring. It did not, but I was wondering about the "no scratch" factor of those blue micro fiber rags. I thought maybe just donating one of those to the cause, and making it a permanent tank bag - gas tank buffer. Might that work full time ? Might even lightly stitch in in place. I don't think the non slip pad would cover the entire affected area.

Any other suggestions greatly appreciated.

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I have 3M film over the top of the tank. It was part of the tankslapper film kit, but you can purchase it separately at auto shops or online. Works great, can't tell it's there, and protects the paint from goo, gas, and scratches.

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3M Film???

Thanks, I will have to check that out.

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