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    Tank Pads for the TW

    I really like the ability to squeeze my knees against the tank and relieve some of the strain from my shoulders and arms when cornering on the road. There is a reason all the classic bikes have tank pads! I got a TechSpec Snake Skin General Sheet and cut it to make some pads for my TW. It has really added to the comfort of the bike and I think it looks pretty good. What do you think?

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    Last edited by sibyrnes; 08-10-2018 at 06:42 PM.
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    looks great, like it came on the bike. Nice job cutting it so precisely.
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    It looks fine but I will have to try your technique on my next outing. I can't really say I do it now but maybe I do without realizing it.
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    Hugging the tank with the knees is also an integral part of my off-road riding riding style. Shifting body weight and pushing with the knees really helps make the bike respond to my will in quick transitions. Pads on the tank are good idea for street use where knee pads are not often worn, they also look better. Well done!
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    Nice job. I'd consider that. I ride in shorts some times and when it's humid you stick to the tank. Plus it covers the logo making it look a little more custom.
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    It's called "lower body steering" and is very effective!
    On the street I use ~80% lower body / ~20% counter-steering.
    Good job on the pads! They also make them in clear if you want your paint to show.
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    I was looking at some old videos last night and bemoaning fact that helmet cameras do not always capture all that counter steering, and the fact that frame and rear wheel are not always pointing in the same direction of the front tire. Maybe I should aim a second camera at my knees.
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