Tanks Pad / Protector for the CBR500R

One of the first accessories I bought for the bike was a tank protector both to prevent my belt from scratching the gas tank and also just because it looks cool. I originally bought the Speed Metal jelly tank pad from Cycle Gear that had an actual carbon fiber inlay which you can see in the picture of my first post. It was slightly big but seemed cool until the pad started to unstick from carbon itself. I think since the CF inlay is rigid, it doesn’t like staying flexed around the curves of the tank.

I pulled that off and installed the ProGrip 5008 Carbon pad which was a bit smaller and in my opinion fits the shape of the tank much better. It also does not have a real CF inlay, however still looks great. It sticks much better and overall is a better complement to the bike.

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