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Just put some on. Now maybe my voice wont be an octave higher on sudden stops. No, I couldnt get the images any larger.





 

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I slip and slide around on my tank quite a bit, and have been thinking about getting something like that. How much and where? I assume they're just a big 'sticker' as far as applying them?
 

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I assume they're just a big 'sticker' as far as applying them?
Well, sort of. TS uses a very cool 3M adhesive that can be reused, unlike Stomp Grip or some others. But this stuff requires heating them up first (and the tank surface) with a hairdrier to activate the adhesive.

It took all of 15 minutes to install mine, and I love 'em. No more nut-crushing under hard braking now. LOL ;)

Also, they really help take stress off the lower back & wrists, as you can use your legs more to support your weight. Be forewarned, the first few times you ride, you can expect sore thighs with the 'workout' you'll give to them. :D
 

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They're great stuff. I love my tech spec pads. They seem to have made it easier to do everything from full lock u-turns, to keeping pressure off my wrists in city traffic, to hanging off the bike in corners.
 

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... Be forewarned, the first few times you ride, you can expect sore thighs with the 'workout' you'll give to them. :D
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or when you don't ride for a while... like over the winter break and then get back on :p

WCJ,
no need to make larger pics, those are large enough :)

Here's mine on my 05 Yellow

you'll notice that they're quite off center and not level ;D
I'm too lazy to take them back off and recenter realign them... they still work, so I'm just gonna leef it.
 

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So about having to warm it up... I know the directions said 80*. It was more like 60* in my garage and it seems to adhere just fine. I had to reapply one side and it took a good deal of tugging to get just the 1/2 pad that I stuck on to come loose. Should I hit it with a hair dryer anyways or just let the Texas heat "activate" the adhesive?

I'm too lazy to take them back off and recenter realign them... they still work, so I'm just gonna leef it.
Im quite the retentive type so I needed to get it as symmetrical as possible within the time constraints allotted to complete the task.
 

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If it stuck well after you re-applied, you are fine. They said NOT to use heat for removal, it's only to get the adhesive tacky so you can apply them.
 

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Definitely don't use heat to remove them. I had to remove mine recently and I can tell you that the adhesive comes off nicely when it's cold and dry, but is rather tacky when the sun has been beating down on it.
 

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There's usually a banner ad at the top of the site you can click on. Or you can go to http://www.techspec-usa.com/.
Ah, thanks for the link. (I run ad-block in firefox, so I don't see most banners...)

Good to hear about the heat-applied adhesive thing. That's what I'd be looking for, I'd hate to wind up not liking them, and then having to deal with glue residue everywhere if I took them off....I'll definitely have to look into these.
 

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I'm about to order these. I was wondering which was the better (Snake Skin, High Fusion)? Does the Snake Skin come beveled at the edges to keep them from looking too much like a ridge at the edges? My new Gel Seat seems to be more slippery than the stock seat was and I've noticed the effect more on my wrists during longer rides. Definitely need to make this my next purchase.
 

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Yes, the Snake Skin has a beveled edge. Can't comment on the High Fusion...every set I've seen was Snake Skin!
 

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Well, sort of. TS uses a very cool 3M adhesive that can be reused, unlike Stomp Grip or some others.
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stomp grip uses 3M as well. i've removed my stomp grips 2x 6 months ago, and before i had it painted a month ago and reapplied after paint....they've held up fine and haven't slipped.

wcj i like the color scheme.
 

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I put my Tech-Spec High Fusion pads on a couple of weeks back. Doing a lot of 2-up riding I have found them invaluable when braking. They are also great to keep my weight off my wrists by squeezing my knees into the tank and using torso muscles for support especially around town.

 
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