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Installed a tank pad. I went with the pad for the Panigale. It's one piece carbon about $30 cheaper than the one Ducati made for the SuperSport which I found to be too large for my needs plus you have 4 seperate pieces to stick on. The Panigale tank pad fits the creases on the tank perfectly and I think looks better.
 

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i agree that this one looks better. I have one on order for my SS
 

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......s plus you have 4 seperate pieces to stick on. The Panigale tank pad fits the creases on the tank perfectly and I think looks better.
The multi-piece pads come with a semi adhesive clear film which is used as an aid to hold the pieces in the correct alignment before and as you apply it to the tank. Being clear makes it easy peasy to get the correct alignment onto the tank.

Surface cleanliness is paramount. Also, any finger touches to the adhesive will compromise it. The clear adhesive sheet makes it so there is no need to touch the adhesive.
 

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Another tip is to heat them up with a blow dryer after you apply them and during, helps form them to the tank a little better too.

Do these things really protect the finish with all the spots that are left open?
 

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Anyone got a photo of the Supersport tank pad fitted on the bike? It would be good to see the comparison with the Panigale one.
 

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I'm hoping for a picture of grip pads so I could see what they would look like. i may take a stab at a pair of Panigale grips but would like to see some on the SS first.
 

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My experience with transparant tank protectors is that they get a yellow color after some time.
I hope yours doesn't :)
What's the name of that Italian producer?
It looks very similar to the OEM ducati tank pads
 

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Here's the Supersport tank pad;

This looks good. Mine got applied over the bend, where the tank meets the seat. And that bend its causing it to peel :frown2:

Hopefully i can get it taken off and re-applied. It was hard to the notice the bend, out in the sun, with the bright red shining back at me :grin2:
 

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How necessary are these for your average rider? I can see how you might ding up the tank if you're a racer and wearing some serious gear, but if you're not spending much time on the racetrack, is this less an issue?
 

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mines peeling off from the bottom and its only been 6 days
That sucks! Sorry to hear. Makes you wonder when manufacturers of riding gear will incorporate a softer textile in the gut region? Or maybe the tanks could have an abrasion resistant coat of paint there?
 

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How necessary are these for your average rider? I can see how you might ding up the tank if you're a racer and wearing some serious gear, but if you're not spending much time on the racetrack, is this less an issue?
I'm not a big fan of the boot tread look on the tank as well. But from what i hear they dont clear coat the tank or something? Reviews have said they scuff up the tank really easy.
 

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How necessary are these for your average rider? I can see how you might ding up the tank if you're a racer and wearing some serious gear, but if you're not spending much time on the racetrack, is this less an issue?
Almost all bikes will wear the paint where your jacket rubs it. A tank pad is probably the most common motorcycle accessory. There are many types including clear ones. It's worth fitting one.
 

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I put this clear fella on today. I am not normally into them.
How necessary are these for your average rider? I can see how you might ding up the tank if you're a racer and wearing some serious gear, but if you're not spending much time on the racetrack, is this less an issue?
Almost all bikes will wear the paint where your jacket rubs it. A tank pad is probably the most common motorcycle accessory. There are many types including clear ones. It's worth fitting one.
 

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