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Old 05-10-2009, 09:17 PM   #1
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Question F800GS Tank Protection - what works?

On my matte gray F800GS, my knees are wearing the paint away on the side panels. I was wondering if anyone has tried anything like this:
http://www.wunderlichamerica.com/mm5..._Code=F800GS-X

or
http://www.motorradzubehoer-hornig.d...otection.html#


It is nothing major yet, but the inside of the knees on my pants is turning gray, and the paint has glossy 'spots' on each side now.

Do these things wreck the paint if you take them off?

Anyone have a similar problem?

Better ideas or solutions? Recommendations?
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Old 05-11-2009, 12:12 AM   #2
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If you can get stompgrips? for sports bike tanks in universal sized they would be cheaper and don't leave any damage once removed. Don't know about matt finishes though.
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Old 05-11-2009, 12:14 AM   #3
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A bit off-topic.... or maybe realy on-topic!

What about tank protectors, meaning the real tank where you put the gas on!
are there any specific protections?
Every time i drop it, i notice that this is one of the parts that get's mud on!
I'm afraid droping it somewhere more rocky would make some serious damage!
Do i have to put panniers rack, or are there alternatives!

Sorry for the off-topic
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Old 05-11-2009, 12:47 AM   #4
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I've seen pre-cut transparent plastic protection for the F800GS on ebay but can't see it there now. It's expensive (around $120) but I guess will solve the problem.
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