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post #1 of 16 (permalink) Old 06-15-2006, 01:25 PM Thread Starter
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ok picture one shows you the tank bra that was on the bike, so i decided to take it off to see what it looked like without it...i didnt like the way the tank looks without it so i put it back on BUT when i went to put the first rubber piece to hold the bra in place it fell into where i pointed one the second picture...in between the tank and the silver part...

now the first and major problem is i dont know if the rubber piece is ok in there or if it will get into something and cause problems...

second problem is IF it does need to come out of there how do i go about taking apart the bike to get the tank off to get to it?



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That's an easy one. Take it off and leave it off.

First, a bra will destroy the paint instead of protecting it. Allsorts a dirt,bugs and other stuff gets under it and scratches the paint.

Second, you need the rubber to protect the paint. The clasp will wear it down the metal quickly.


To remove the tank is easy. Two bolts at the front. The rear is hinged. You should have a prop rode under the seat that goes in the triple tree bolt and the bolt hole on the tank. It may be easier asses to find the missing rubber by removing the side fairing. Or just take the bra off and forget the rubber.

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the bra that came with my 600 ruined the pretty black paint, but we didnt know till after we took it off...the gas tank is easy to pull off normally but those side fairings can be a real PITA!
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That's an easy one. Take it off and leave it off.

First, a bra will destroy the paint instead of protecting it. Allsorts a dirt,bugs and other stuff gets under it and scratches the paint.

Second, you need the rubber to protect the paint. The clasp will wear it down the metal quickly.


To remove the tank is easy. Two bolts at the front. The rear is hinged. You should have a prop rode under the seat that goes in the triple tree bolt and the bolt hole on the tank. It may be easier asses to find the missing rubber by removing the side fairing. Or just take the bra off and forget the rubber.
i didnt know it messed it up i thought it would help protect the paint...i mean cause i usually wear jeans while riding dont the jeans wear at the paint?
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i didnt know it messed it up i thought it would help protect the paint...i mean cause i usually wear jeans while riding dont the jeans wear at the paint?
not as much as something that collects all kinds of road grit and constantly rubs on your gas tank... mine was all scratched up around the bottom of the gas tank, but it did protect the upper part, if you are really worried about it get some of those magnetic tank protecters...thats what a friend of mine did, she put them where her knees rubbed the tank and where the zipper of your pants will hit and they seemed to work fine without messing up the paint later!!
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I prefer the Invisa Guard over the magnetic stuff. Its just clear plastic sheet that you cut to fit and is barely even noticeable if installed correctly.

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Yeah Tank bras=NO GOOD!!!! I don't really like the way they look (but thats a personal opinion) but they DESTROY the paint. I had an old Yami that had a bra on it when I got it and I wanted to take it off but the paint underneath was so trashed that I had to leave it on.
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http://www.thetankslapper.com/

'nuff said.

I have one. You can't see it, unless you're really looking for it. And there's no way anything is getting under there and damaging the paint.

Here's a picture of my bike with it on:



Can't see it? That's right.

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http://www.thetankslapper.com/

'nuff said.

I have one. You can't see it, unless you're really looking for it. And there's no way anything is getting under there and damaging the paint.

Here's a picture of my bike with it on:



Can't see it? That's right.
clean bike...is the tank slapper on lol thanks for the link
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I prefer the Invisa Guard over the magnetic stuff. Its just clear plastic sheet that you cut to fit and is barely even noticeable if installed correctly.
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clean bike...is the tank slapper on lol thanks for the link
how much was yours?
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I think I paid $30-$35. When I bought mine, they only had the kind that's made out of the 3M sheets, not their house brand. The house brand stuff is just as good, and cheaper (since they make it themselves). The tank kits are going for about $20 shipped.

They also make a total protection kit that covers all of the high wear areas on your bike. I just have the tank kit.

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Thanks. Yeah, it's on there.

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The tankslapper is the way to go. When I first bought my bike, the dealer gave me a free bra. I had it on the bike for about a week or so before I realized the bugs, dirt, and everything else get under there and scratches up the paint . Needless to say I removed it and gave it away......
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Mine had a tank bra on it when I bought it. That is now collecting world record amounts of dust in my parents shed. F that piece of junk.



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post #16 of 16 (permalink) Old 06-16-2006, 08:53 AM
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oooohhhh...i want a tank slapper!!! thats awesome, thanks!!
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