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post #11 of 55 (permalink) Old 05-11-2017, 06:53 PM
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Yea...... Respectfully, I still find them a bit expensive...for my taste, at least. I'm sure we all have different budgets... And let me repeat - I'm sure it's better quality than a DIY version (cutting it yourself from a larger piece). I might be in minority here but $80 for a decal (essentially) is not cheap...IMHO

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Bought the tech spec in a larger roll and did exactly what zee fifty is talking about. Placed them in the back by the helmet locks so the helmets touch the pad and not the bike paint. Also for the tank sides as I wear motoport gear and they can be a bit tough on the paint.

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Bought the tech spec in a larger roll and did exactly what zee fifty is talking about. Placed them in the back by the helmet locks so the helmets touch the pad and not the bike paint. Also for the tank sides as I wear motoport gear and they can be a bit tough on the paint.
I'm intrigued BC, any pics?

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I'm intrigued BC, any pics?
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post #15 of 55 (permalink) Old 05-11-2017, 09:26 PM
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I received and installed my pads today. No buyers remorse whatsoever. Nice pads. Not even comparable to thin decals. Nice chamfered edges, nice quality rubber.

I have a tall rider ultimate seat and I found the fit of the pads to be better if I flipped mine using the left on the right and so on. According to the website photo the logo is supposed to be in the front...... they just fit better and looked better flipped with my seat in my eyes.

Now it's to the rear of the bags for the helmet rub pads.
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My helmet lock hanging pads have been cut and installed. I'm not going to use hanging extensions. I just hang and lock from the buckles. Helmet hits right in the center of the pad.
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post #17 of 55 (permalink) Old 05-12-2017, 12:22 AM
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No offense, but the pads ruin the looks of the bike. Why do guys need pads? I don't ride squishing the tank with my legs generally? Not trying to be a jerk, just see this on every forum, and really don't see the need on any motorcycle, mostly not on the GL1800

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No offense, but the pads ruin the looks of the bike. Why do guys need pads? I don't ride squishing the tank with my legs generally? Not trying to be a jerk, just see this on every forum, and really don't see the need on any motorcycle, mostly not on the GL1800
The things I like about them is it keeps my gear from scratching the paint, provides grip in corners, and takes the weight off arms and back when you squeeze your legs a bit. Peel right off too with no mess.
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post #19 of 55 (permalink) Old 05-12-2017, 01:23 AM
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No offense, but the pads ruin the looks of the bike. Why do guys need pads? I don't ride squishing the tank with my legs generally? Not trying to be a jerk, just see this on every forum, and really don't see the need on any motorcycle, mostly not on the GL1800
I disagree........ruin is in the eye of the observer.
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I like the chrome.


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