Tank Protection Stickers

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  1. Vincevall

    Vincevall New Member

    Aug 3, 2019
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    Hi All,

    New to the site and although I am going through my Mod 1 and Mod 2 I have actually already bought my 2009 Street Triple :)

    As I spend each day going out and staring at it lovingly, I have started looking at what I might want to do to it to improve/ clean up ready for me to ride as soon as I pass my test (4th Sept hopefully)

    So I have purchased and installed the Hawk X50 Alarm... What I would like to know though is???

    When I remove the seat, around the point where the seat meets the petrol tank there are 3 strips of tape about 1cm wide and 8cm long. These have discoloured as its a white bike and I would like to replace them.

    Firstly are they required? Secondly do you thin the previous owner has just cut them himself... as I can seem to find them on the web anywhere?

    Help appreciated as always

    Vince
     
  2. Englishbandit

    Englishbandit Active Member

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  3. Vincevall

    Vincevall New Member

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    I have managed to pull these from the video I took. You will see the yellowed stickers behind the tank pads and along the edge of the seat.

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  4. Duckadiledundee

    Duckadiledundee Senior Member

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    Welcome to the forum mate and good luck with your test...its easy enough...
     
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  5. Duckadiledundee

    Duckadiledundee Senior Member

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    Better to see what you mean with seat removed but that looks like he cut a bit of tape himself and placed it there to prevent seat catching the tank..just speculation though...maybe he was bored and had a fetish for tape...
    Nothing to worry about and I've not seen it done on a bike before...
     
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  6. Vincevall

    Vincevall New Member

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    Thats what I thought, I can't imagine that the soft seat would damage the tank anyway. I might just remove and see how it goes. Thanks
     
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  7. Englishbandit

    Englishbandit Active Member

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    seat can rub the paint on a tank easy seen it lots of times. guessing his had started to do the same
     
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  8. Vincevall

    Vincevall New Member

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    Ok I guess I'm just going to have to find some of this damn tape again lol :)

    And put it on a little neater :)
     
  9. crispey

    crispey crispey creme de la creme
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    Worldoftriumph sell tank protection kits at an horrifically high price but sometimes they have a flash sale which makes it more affordable. Or look into helicopter tape
     
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  10. freck

    freck Noble Member
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    Oxford make paint protection film which is self adhesive, and comes in a variety of colours as well as clear.
    They sell it in sheets so you can cut it out in whatever shapes you want.
    Good cheap stuff. :grinning:
     
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  11. Old phart phred

    Old phart phred Active Member
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    Looks like he has a decent progrip tank protector, and stompgrips to boot (they help you stay on the bike) when shite happens. Welcome!
     
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  12. In my own world

    In my own world Senior Member

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    That paint protection tape. Goes yellow after a few years
     
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  13. Vincevall

    Vincevall New Member

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    Yes I thought that would be the case. I had the same issue on my my White Alfa car.
     
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