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post #1 of 15 (permalink) Old Jan 7th, 2009, 6:04 am Thread Starter
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Show us your tank protectors

Im looking at what styles/types of tank protectors are available for our bikes and, although I have previously used the standard black Ducati Performance (two peice) jobby which looked allright on the black tank, I dont think I want to put it on the red tank of the SC1000S.

What experience have you guys/girls had with the Tankslapper static and Tankslapper (3M) adhesive kits.
The adhesive version looks like it may be the best option offering the most protective cover,

I have also used a carbon protector from Geelong carbon craft but that was modified in size quite dramatically.



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I am looking for this model but transparent.
Did somebody ever saw one?

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I have also used a carbon protector from Geelong carbon craft but that was modified in size quite dramatically.
What ever happened to your Geelong CF cover. I don't recall ever seeing an after shot of it modified (other than the photoshop you did). I really liked it.

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Yes, I make my own out of a protectant film. I'll post pics up in a bit to show. I think it's the best method as it doesn't take away from the beuatiful lines of a Ducati tank and it protects more area. I might offer some for sale for the 1098 soon.

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this area is to protect from zippers and such.



this area is to protect the fairings from the knees. it seems on this bike this is where they rest when riding.


this area is to protect my fairings from my boots when i'm shifting as it is close.


and as people with the 1098 know, its hard to get the kickstand down and your boot can easily scratch the fairing here too.


and this is a piecet to go on and protect the side of my tank from knees.




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I am looking for this model but transparent.
Did somebody ever saw one?

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sorry guys, just realized this is for SC owners. ill leave mine up though as it can be done on your bikes as well.

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Very clean...nice job!!!
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I bought the tankslapper non 3m so not removeable and no tail piece. Oops!

I really like the Pieces they were easy to put on except in extreme heat and haven't moved or discoloured. I have to occassionally use my fingernail to clean the edge of the plastic, otherwise no complaints at all.

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i bought the tankslapper non-adhesive tank kit for my gt - these are thin vinyl sheets cut for the tank: two ovals to match the shape of the knee cutouts and a "Y" shaped piece that goes up the back of the tank to protect against jacket zippers, etc.

install is a little tricky - best done in warm weather as you'll need to stretch the material a bit to get it to conform to the contours, but it's removable so you can very easily redo mistakes and fiddle with it forever until you get it just right. once dry, it stays on really, really well and is practically invisible. i like the fact that it's so easily removable and re-useable and it's thick enough that it really protects the paint but thin enough to be unobtrusive.

the only (small) complaint, and this would probably be the case with any transparent film, is that the edges get dirty over time from riding pants/leathers and then you can start to see where the film is applied. no biggie as you can take it off, clean it and slap it back on.

good product and i recommend it.

i also bought their headlight protector - it's a very thick (VERY thick) piece of clear adhesive 3M film cut for the headlight lens. it's removeable, but not real easy as the adhesive is pretty aggressive. i didn't like the way it came out - the adhesive is thick and no matter how much i smoothed out the install (and believe me, i worked on this silly thing for quite some time) there were always hundreds of little air pockets that would appear later, prolly due to the heat cycle of the headlight, and a general "waviness" from the adhesive.
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I am looking for this model but transparent.
Did somebody ever saw one?
I did try the clear Ducati Performance one at one stage... Liked the look but it always lifted on the edge for some reason.
Might try it again one day.



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What ever happened to your Geelong CF cover. I don't recall ever seeing an after shot of it modified (other than the photoshop you did). I really liked it.
You can see it if you look real close... It sort of gets lost in "the gloss of wasp"





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Yes, I make my own out of a protectant film.
Yep - Thats exactly what I had in mind...

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