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post #1 of 56 Old 02-24-2012, 07:49 PM Thread Starter
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Anyone get the new 2012 OEM Tank Pad?

I know, it's $30 too much for a tank pad, but it covers a lot of real estate and is Wee-specific. Anyone drop the coin for this?

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No, I didn't. In Australia it's $80 which is insane. It also looks silly because it's really short to avoid covering the warning stickers. If you take the warning stickers off it will look silly.

I bought an aftermarket one. You can see mine in my review video;
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=1HpSabWfV5o
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No, I didn't. In Australia it's $80 which is insane. It also looks silly because it's really short to avoid covering the warning stickers. If you take the warning stickers off it will look silly.

I bought an aftermarket one. You can see mine in my review video;
2012 Suzuki DL650A Vstrom - Review, first impressions - YouTube
Thanks! I think you're right about the OEM tank pad. Going to get something lengthier.
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Toyed around with the idea of getting a custom tank pad done. I'd want to incorporate a Tron (yeah, the movie) design into it somehow. I've attached a concept.
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I have two small scratches on the tank near the seat. They happened on my second ride. Must have been from the zipper on my jacket.

I will be getting something to cover that area.

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Not sure about 2012 but give them a call.....I bought the full kit for my 2011 almost immediately after the purchase

'03-'11 DL1000/DL 650 V-Strom Tankslapper Tank Protection, The Tankslapper

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I picked up a "progrip" carbon fiber from the local Honda dealer for $20. worked great.


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I picked up a "progrip" carbon fiber from the local Honda dealer for $20. worked great.
The area between where the tank pad ends and the seat starts is where my tank got scratched.

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I've got some adhesive clear protective film from a different bike project in the garage somewhere, maybe I'll cut a piece for that location.
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Toyed around with the idea of getting a custom tank pad done. I'd want to incorporate a Tron (yeah, the movie) design into it somehow. I've attached a concept.
rebel... looks great, ill take one if you find a way to put it together.
maybe a group buy?
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