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Fitted this new tank cover today and while Mrs Hoghead is not too keen on it is is not her bike and I am going to try it for a bit
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Cost 94.00 USD
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Well, my 2 cents: It looks cool. What is the practical purpose of it? Though I do like the look, it seems like adding trim for the sake of adding trim.

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Fitted this new tank cover today and while Mrs Hoghead is not too keen on it is is not her bike and I am going to try it for a bit
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I'm with the Mrs.
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It looks cool!

From the far side view does it take away from the line of the bike? If not!

Who sells those?





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I just listed them on Ebay now but no cheeky Ebay fees for forum members
94.00 USD + post


Will take a far side pic tomorrow and post
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Are the 1st Gen tanks the same as my 2010 as I have never seen a pre 2010 here in Thailand
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Nice work Robert I'm liking the usefulness of my tank bag too much (first time ever having one) or I'd spring for one.


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I'm with the Mrs. on this one as well.

I'd be concerned about the pad fading from sun damage quickly.


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It's kinda cool looking, but im not sure about function. It looks like it would hinder the use of a tank lock system, and any tank bag you put on would just be taller. Craftsmanship looks quality though.

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No practical purpose at all and simply cosmetic.

It is a fiberglass cover, not a pad. Painted flat black so nothing to fade

It would make a tank bag higher, but not a concern for me as I have panniers and sometimes even add a top box for longer trips. On my other bikes I do not use a tank bag anyway and prefer a tail bag.

Held on with 3M tape at both ends and seems to be pretty tenacious
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No practical purpose at all and simply cosmetic.

It is a fiberglass cover, not a pad. Painted flat black so nothing to fade

It would make a tank bag higher, but not a concern for me as I have panniers and sometimes even add a top box for longer trips. On my other bikes I do not use a tank bag anyway and prefer a tail bag.

Held on with 3M tape at both ends and seems to be pretty tenacious
As my tank bags are magnetic, it wouldn't work for me.

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Got the cost down to 87.00 USD for forum members

EMS postal courier is door to door traceable and take less than a week at 50.00
Air post will take about 3 weeks, traceable only to the post office at your end, but costs only 33.00 - I have had no problems with this to date
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I'm not sure that would work with a givi tank ring/tank bag system. I'm voting with your Mrs. too.
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I never considered the tank bag issue as I never used one in 45 years of riding and prefer to have my "stuff" behind me in a tail bag or just strapped on.
Now I have progressed to panniers and a top box if required, but still no tank bag for me.
Each to his or her own

BTW Mrs Hoghead is coming around on the cover idea
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Here is the promised profile pic. Took the beak off and now fitted the new side fairings with air scoop. Note the new seat cover too
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unrelated questions

Hey, Where did you get your rear and side racks?
i just bought a 09 versys and those look great.
i already have a few pelicans to mount as side bags, and was trying to figure out what racks to use...
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im not huge on it for that price tho i guess me being me i could find some use in it like mount a USB power supply, hidie pocket - card holder thingy or something....
but again that is just me... to you and others its worth the price to give your bike a unique look.....
i bet you can get that price down to around $30USD if you go with a Chinese company to do your injection molding ...
and shipping seems really high for something that light and small... you might want to re-think your packaging methods...

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Hey, Where did you get your rear and side racks?
i just bought a 09 versys and those look great.
i already have a few pelicans to mount as side bags, and was trying to figure out what racks to use...
Ditto, for (the cheaper Seahorses on) a 2012 Vs. 650 for just in case of trips.

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