Tank Protector

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Bansheewc
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Tank Protector

Post by Bansheewc » Sat Apr 06, 2019 12:29 am

Looking for suggestions on decent tank protectors - not too big, not to small, maybe with some cool design/logo. I don't think I really need side tank grippers - not planning to track my bike, but I'd be curious to hear any and all experiences and suggestions. Pics are always good too!

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Re: Tank Protector

Post by Aussie Dave » Sat Apr 06, 2019 7:40 am

Better a radiator guard and a front fender extender, as well as a rear hugger extender, but a tank guard is easy

I just use one of those $20 stick on designs you find at accessory shops....
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Errr, that was a pic showing how neat the IBEX crash bars fitted...... you might want to look at either SW Motech (KTM cage type) or the Ibex design or some of the newer "slider" styles (so long as they actually protect that big 22Ltr tank and the radiator ends.... :lol:

A recent post on the other forum (KTM Forum) has the 19 GT as crashing very well.... in a slow speed fishtail off the bike landed on it's bar ends (scuffed the hand guard only) and the side case lid protected the rear (you can actually just buy a new lid and re-use the coloured spoiler and base)....... pretty good slow speed protection....... but I went with the Ibex for those embarrassing parking lot mistakes...... :roll:
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Re: Tank Protector

Post by Steve-Gnome » Sat Apr 06, 2019 9:30 am

I found that the paint on mine scuffs very easily on the tank - I just got some nice 'carbon fibre' vinyl wrap and made one myself. Works and looks good!
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Re: Tank Protector

Post by Bansheewc » Tue Apr 16, 2019 3:54 am

Aussie Dave wrote:
Sat Apr 06, 2019 7:40 am
Better a radiator guard and a front fender extender, as well as a rear hugger extender, but a tank guard is easy

I just use one of those $20 stick on designs you find at accessory shops....
Too funny - the front fender extender and rad guard arrive tomorrow. The rear extender is on order. I don’t bother with sliders or engine guards anymore. I’ve found it’s just easier not to crash. :D

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