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Tank pad/grip?

What are your recommendations for a tank pad/grip? I recently purchased a 2015 Daytona (i'm still waiting for it to get shipped from out of state) and know i will want them to increase grip and comfort. I have them on two of my other bikes, on one they work great but on another they are not in a location that really provides any grip. I posted this under the performance mod as i consider it that over cosmetic.

I'm sure this has been asked and answered before but i used the advanced search feature for "tank pad" "pad" and "grip" but none of those produced anything that seemed related (unless i'm doing it wrong).

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I use stop grips bc that's what everyone recommended. In my alpinestars riding jeans, the stompgrips lock on really really well. The leathers slide around a bunch. Also the stomps are leaving wear marks on my leathers and riding jeans

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What are your recommendations for a tank pad/grip? I recently purchased a 2015 Daytona (i'm still waiting for it to get shipped from out of state) and know i will want them to increase grip and comfort. I have them on two of my other bikes, on one they work great but on another they are not in a location that really provides any grip. I posted this under the performance mod as i consider it that over cosmetic.

I'm sure this has been asked and answered before but i used the advanced search feature for "tank pad" "pad" and "grip" but none of those produced anything that seemed related (unless i'm doing it wrong).

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If you're not looking for maximum grip then go for the techspec snakeskin. They make a specific kit that looks good on the bike and will provide extra grip + comfort for a very long time.
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Stompgrip tank pads offer good grip for track use but leave wear marks on leathers like @MachOne already mentioned.

I use TechSpec Snake Skins and very happy with them both on the street and the track. Snake Skin tank pads are easy on the leathers too.

TechSpec also released new tank pads called X-line Tank Grip. Heard positive comments about them but haven't tried them myself.

R&G Racing also makes excellent tank grips.

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Stompgrip tank pads offer good grip for track use but leave wear marks on leathers like @MachOne already mentioned.

I use TechSpec Snake Skins and very happy with them both on the street and the track. Snake Skin tank pads are easy on the leathers too.

TechSpec also released new tank pads called X-line Tank Grip. Heard positive comments about them but haven't tried them myself.

R&G Racing also makes excellent tank grips.
Careful with the X-line stuff is really for racing as it's setup for maximum grip that will likely wear your pants over time. It's supposed to have a kind of scratchy texture like a scotchbrite pad. Imagine that'd be irritating for non-leather pants.

If you want something with big grip for the track, but will be easier on non-leathers, check out this stuff that apex mfg sells Tank Pads.
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Careful with the X-line stuff is really for racing as it's setup for maximum grip that will likely wear your pants over time. It's supposed to have a kind of scratchy texture like a scotchbrite pad. Imagine that'd be irritating for non-leather pants.

If you want something with big grip for the track, but will be easier on non-leathers, check out this stuff that apex mfg sells Tank Pads.
A buddy of mine replaced the Stompgrips with the new TechSpec X-line on his D675R. He's got a new A* GP Tech 1-piece leather suit and that's why he replaced the Stompgrips with the X-line actually... He showed me his new leathers and there are no wear marks on them from the X-line. And the X-line didn't feel anything like "scotchbrite" actually, when I touched the surface it felt pretty soft. I mean the grip is there but when you press on it it feels like there's cushion underneath. I don't know how to describe it really.

X-line uses industrial strength 3M grip material (aka micro grip) and they advertise it as "will not damage leather or textile pants". So I assume X-line is backed with some kind of warranty by TechSpec, otherwise that would be false advertising.

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A buddy of mine replaced the Stompgrips with the new TechSpec X-line on his D675R. He's got a new A* GP Tech 1-piece leather suit and that's why he replaced the Stompgrips with the X-line actually... He showed me his new leathers and there are no wear marks on them from the X-line. And the X-line didn't feel anything like "scotchbrite" actually, when I touched the surface it felt pretty soft. I mean the grip is there but when you press on it it feels like there's cushion underneath. I don't know how to describe it really.

X-line uses industrial strength 3M grip material (aka micro grip) and they advertise it as "will not damage leather or textile pants". So I assume X-line is backed with some kind of warranty by TechSpec, otherwise that would be false advertising.
That's good to know. The initial reviews from some motorcycle journals described it as being like rubber scotchbrite on top of dense foam. Looking at close-ups it looks more like rubber velcro.
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A buddy of mine replaced the Stompgrips with the new TechSpec X-line on his D675R.

Where did he buy it? I haven’t been able to find it yet

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Where did he buy it? I haven’t been able to find it yet
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That's good to know. The initial reviews from some motorcycle journals described it as being like rubber scotchbrite on top of dense foam. Looking at close-ups it looks more like rubber velcro.
Guess you can say that it's like rubber velcro but more dense though.

I just found out that 3M grip material is laminated on to C3 rubber.

This dude is crazy about his leathers. He liked the grip of the stompgrips but hated the wear marks on his previous leather pants.
So if he's happy with the X-line, I think 3M and Techspec did a good job and they are easy on the leathers. But like i mentioned before haven't used them myself. So will wait and see the results after long term use...

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