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Knee Grips on the cheap

Made some knee grips from non slip matting, cut to a shape I thought looked ok and stuck on with heavy duty spray adhesive.
I thought the mat may be a bit on the thin side but after about 12 hours the adhesive stuck really well. Only done about 200 miles but works fine.
Having that bit of grip really seems to help and this may sound daft but my knees tend to feel warmer !
Washed the bike with a power hose tonight and not a sign of them lifting.
Has anyone fitted any other type of grip ?


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Nice! I've always had a problem with my knees gripping the side of the tank. Some days I do fine, but other days I keep sliding forward when braking no matter what. Is the non-slip matting the same stuff you use in cabinets for dishes?


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looks good.

i need to do mine, popular stuff is stomp grip, but i've heard it's messy to apply.

so i'm looking for a alternative.

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looks good.

i need to do mine, popular stuff is stomp grip, but i've heard it's messy to apply.

so i'm looking for a alternative.

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Is the non-slip matting the same stuff you use in cabinets for dishes?
I Live in UK but I should imagine you could get this mat anywhere, I got mine from an automotive supply shop, you can use it for lining tool cabinate drawers and cutting for cars to make plastic areas non slip.
I cut with a scalpal to give a nice clean edge around some spray can lids.
Never heard of "stomp grip" what is it? Is it the same thing ?
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just Google stomp grip.
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Looks good. Never thought of that. I think I'll try it.
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There is also self adhesive type sheets of diff style at Bass Pro. Used for boats.Not all of the surfaces are that grit style, 3 other to choose from.


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Nice! I've always had a problem with my knees gripping the side of the tank. Some days I do fine, but other days I keep sliding forward when braking no matter what...
ah. i was gonna ask "what's the point?" i've never had the problem myself, so thanks for the answer.

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ah. i was gonna ask "what's the point?" i've never had the problem myself, so thanks for the answer.
sport riders use it for when hanging off the side of the bike, not for braking.

thats why there's indentations in the tank, so you hook your knee into the tank while cornering.

thats why i need it, there's not very much there to grasp.
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