11-23-2012, 08:58 AM
Join Date: Aug 2011
Floor tiles on a bike... seriously?
Oh of course, forgive me! That's so wildly silly. Not artistic, or even practical... like fur.
The Tech-Spec web page has got some good stuff, BTW. Thanks for the suggestion!
I lay down on the tank all the time. When it's COLD, when I'm TIRED, when I go long distances with the Throttlemeister... pretty much whenever I feel like it. I routinely lock the throttle, fold my arms and lay down when there's minimal or no threat from other vehicles. I also snug up to the tank close and low at very high speeds.
Do you people RIDE your bikes? Or just play Valentino Rossi for 5 mins at a clip?
The tank IS an effective little "couch", in case you have never tried. And the floor tile is gonna be cool because I can cut it to fit - from the seat all the way up to the filler cap. I'll have a very cushy, durable padded comfort zone, especially on top where it will do a lot of good. I hit road knuckles the size of speed bumps all the time, and at night you can't always see them coming. A cushy tank pad takes some of the jolt out of those hits.
As for your advice about body position and handling, imagine for a second that sometimes I'm just RIDING, and not going balls-out trying to pass as many people as humanly possible before the off ramp.
Then there's the economy of making my own pad. Look at the size of one piece of high-tech foam you can buy for $5. And then go to TechSpec and look at what they provide for $35.
Also... the aesthetic. Look at the checkering on the foam. That's a very cool texture. I don't think the "Alien" plastic things look much better. The orange is a poor color match though. Looks like black it is.
2009 CBR Repsol, 2nd owner
Yoshi R-77 full, SS shawty/Pirelli Angels/Hotbodies tail kit/Throttlemeister/CRG Spectrum Roll-A-Click shawtys/GB Racing engine covers/Honda eCushion seat/Carbone Lorraine brakes/Spiegler braided lines (orange)/Cox radiator guard/Radiator spaced for fan clearance/Engine Ice coolant/Dynojet PC-V/Dynojet IRC/K&N AF/Flapper mod
FIAMM Freeway blaster horns/Repsol 4T Racing 3L oil/SportRider suggested suspension settings (preload left stock)