Help stop sliding

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Help stop sliding

Post by mpgscott » Tue Jan 20, 2009 9:10 pm

Right probably a stupid question but never mind.

Whats the best way to stop sliding into my tank? When i am riding i continually need to readjust so as to stop sliding into tank. Is it simply my posture thats wrong, bike is a 2002 Gay Blade and i am wondering if there is something that I can get to be stuck onto the tank to give me more grip with my knees to stop me sliding?

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Mark

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Re: Help stop sliding

Post by Dickie » Tue Jan 20, 2009 9:18 pm

You could try these. http://www.superbikeschool.co.uk/category.php?show=2,16

But having the seat altered to stop you sliding forward might work too. :confused

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Re: Help stop sliding

Post by mpgscott » Tue Jan 20, 2009 9:23 pm

Cheers,

But how do you go about getting the seat altered and where?

Thanks
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Re: Help stop sliding

Post by Dickie » Tue Jan 20, 2009 9:30 pm

Not sure if there are any specialist motorcycle seat upholsterers around here, but here's a couple of specialists that I've read good things about;

http://www.tonyarcher.co.uk/
http://www.motorbike-seats.co.uk/intro.html

Any upholsterer would be able to take your seat apart, alter it and put it back together. Whether they could solve your problem would be another thing though. Might be worth keeping an eye on ebay for a spare seat and then let someone experiment with it. If it's crap at least you can go back to your original.

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Re: Help stop sliding

Post by mpgscott » Tue Jan 20, 2009 9:33 pm

Ok, Many thanks for that.

I will see if i can get that stompgrip for my bike, looks ideal.

Thanks

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Re: Help stop sliding

Post by Zax » Tue Jan 20, 2009 9:42 pm

Get yourself a set of STOMP grips

Ugly as a bag of frogs but really work !

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Re: Help stop sliding

Post by McWullie » Wed Jan 21, 2009 8:33 am

I'm with Zax on this one though I don't think they are ugly!!

http://www.demon-tweeks.co.uk/products/ ... lgrp=OTHER

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Re: Help stop sliding

Post by Dickie » Wed Jan 21, 2009 8:49 am

Yeah, if only someone had suggested that in the first fcuking reply.

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Re: Help stop sliding

Post by baldy » Wed Jan 21, 2009 8:53 am

Dickie wrote:Yeah, if only someone had suggested that in the first fcuking reply.
:log :log :log :log :log :log :log :log :log :log :log :log :log :log

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Re: Help stop sliding

Post by fazermal » Wed Jan 21, 2009 9:50 am

Apply evo stick glue to both surfaces allow to dry then apply I x sheet of sandpaper, hope this helps :2up

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Re: Help stop sliding

Post by Gazza » Wed Jan 21, 2009 10:00 am

fazermal wrote:Apply evo stick glue to both surfaces allow to dry then apply I x sheet of sandpaper, hope this helps :2up
What grade?

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Re: Help stop sliding

Post by Neorion » Wed Jan 21, 2009 11:46 am

Go the Blue peter route

Sticky back plastic....job done

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Re: Help stop sliding

Post by Zathos » Wed Jan 21, 2009 12:43 pm

If you wear leathers use saddle soap on the leathers to increase friction against the seat.

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Re: Help stop sliding

Post by McWullie » Wed Jan 21, 2009 1:14 pm

Dickie wrote:Yeah, if only someone had suggested that in the first fcuking reply.
:flippa Never looked at your Link If you had Said STompGrip then I wouldn't have bothered :tung

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Re: Help stop sliding

Post by mpgscott » Wed Jan 21, 2009 8:33 pm

Cheers for all the replies, stomp grips are the ones for me!

Going down to the bike show in London at end of month so will see if i can get them when down there.

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Re: Help stop sliding

Post by mpgscott » Thu Feb 26, 2009 12:47 am

Got the stomp grips fitted today and they are really good far less effort required spot on!

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