Hard to find a thick, soft tank protector
I am using a ProGrip tank pad from years ago. I bought two, in some stroke of wisdom, and the one currently on my CBR1000RR was in storage for years in my garage. When I got this latest CBR I was glad to be able to use the same comfortable pad that I had for years on my 929. Except that it's showing it's age, and degrading faster than normal.
I ordered foam floor tiles from FoamTiles.com. They will send you samples before you purchase. Not full size ones, but enough, actually, to make the tank pad from two pieces if I wanted. But I bought one black, one orange full size tiles and I'll decide when the time comes.
Now I have to find some type of adhesive (silicone?) or double-sided tape to keep it on. And make a cut that will allow it to bend over the tank and not buckle. I'm bummed that the only tank pads available now are the thin, clear ones that look like they're modeled after the Alien. I searched all over but I can't find the nice fat ProGrip one anymore. If you spend a lot of time down on your tank, like I do in cold weather, or on long rides, a plush tank protector is nice to have.
Hopefully I can do a good job with these floor tiles.
2009 CBR Repsol, 2nd owner-
Yoshi R-77 full SS shawty/Pirelli Angels/Hotbodies tail/Throttlemeister/ProGrip 714/Spiegler Rennsport kit orange/Brembo RCS19/Braking rotors and pads/DID 530 ZVM-X chain/GB Racing engine covers/Honda eCushion seat/Cox radiator guard/Radiator spaced for fan clearance/Engine Ice coolant/Dynojet PC-V/Dynojet IRC/K&N AF/Flapper mod/Custom tank pad/
FIAMM Freeway blaster horns/Full syn 4T oil/SportRider suggested suspension settings (preload left stock)