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How I protect my tank
« on: Sunday, 24 September 2017, 03:55 am »
In the past when I have removed handle bars or forks etc I have protected the tank from dings and scratched in the following way..
Go to a place that sells cheap bathroom mat sets...
Use the one thats supposed to go around the toilet the go around the neck of the bike..
These mats are well padded and will protect the tank if you drop a spanner etc..
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« Last Edit: Monday, 20 August 2018, 07:23 pm by Speedy1959 »

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Re: How I protect my tank
« Reply #1 on: Sunday, 24 September 2017, 04:27 am »
What a top idea!!!
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Re: How I protect my tank
« Reply #2 on: Sunday, 24 September 2017, 08:17 am »
I like it - wish I had thought of this last month  :clapping: :clapping:
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Re: How I protect my tank
« Reply #3 on: Sunday, 24 September 2017, 10:41 am »
I do similar with a double up beach towel.

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Re: How I protect my tank
« Reply #4 on: Sunday, 24 September 2017, 04:16 pm »
That looks better than my Bagster and I'm sure lots cheaper, does it still stay on at 266 kph ;)

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Re: How I protect my tank
« Reply #5 on: Sunday, 24 September 2017, 06:14 pm »
And it will collect any drips you may have !  :)
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Re: How I protect my tank
« Reply #6 on: Sunday, 24 September 2017, 07:55 pm »
Great idea but could be a bit larger. I also need a larger toilet. :grin:

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Re: How I protect my tank
« Reply #7 on: Tuesday, 26 September 2017, 06:09 am »
Dont forget that if you want larger then just add the sink mat on top of the bog mat....
If you want larger still then your either a clumsy git with a spanner or just use the bath mat as well as the other 2 mats.
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Re: How I protect my tank
« Reply #8 on: Tuesday, 26 September 2017, 10:20 am »
.....when you've finished protecting your tank from the hammer and vice grips, you can duct tape it to the tank then if you take the cat riding with you it can hang on...... but still feel at home !!
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Re: How I protect my tank
« Reply #9 on: Wednesday, 27 September 2017, 09:33 pm »
.....when you've finished protecting your tank from the hammer and vice grips, you can duct tape it to the tank then if you take the cat riding with you it can hang on...... but still feel at home !!
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Re: How I protect my tank
« Reply #10 on: Thursday, 28 September 2017, 02:14 am »
I like it - wish I had thought of this last month  :clapping: :clapping:

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Re: How I protect my tank
« Reply #11 on: Sunday, 03 October 2021, 06:22 am »
I wish i'd thought of that a few month's ago, I was re-fitting the exhaust when my 2 year old grandson decided to grab a ratchet to help me and battered the tank with it right on the line from the blue to white paint, I could have cried when i looked at how much paint he'd removed. He's still alive and i still love him to bits but he's A LOT wiser now haha.

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Re: How I protect my tank
« Reply #12 on: Monday, 04 October 2021, 05:51 pm »
A very simple and very effective idea :onya:
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Re: How I protect my tank
« Reply #13 on: Monday, 04 October 2021, 06:05 pm »
Good idea but big old beach towell i use.

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Re: How I protect my tank
« Reply #14 on: Wednesday, 06 October 2021, 05:48 am »
Dont forget that if you want larger then just add the sink mat on top of the bog mat....
If you want larger still then your either a clumsy git with a spanner or just use the bath mat as well as the other 2 mats.
 :laugh:
Then I suggest the stair carpet next, topped with the sheepskin rug out of the lounge to give the whole thing that `finished look` :lol:

 

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