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Hey guys!

So im loving my new 400, but im worried about scratching my baby!

What do you guys do to protect your tank? Is there somewhere you can have a custom tank pad made? Im really wanting to customize my bike! One of a kind.

As my name states, i have named my 400 kawasushi! (Not racist! Im part jap!)

But ive had serious ideas for a custom sticker and would love a pad to match! Not even sure how i would go about all of this! Im assuming i would have to have someone make custom artwork for me?

I also saw another thread where someone said they put a clear protector on there tank, that would work too i guess. Looking forward to everyones feedback!
 

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There's loads of them for you to chose from on sites like Ebay, ali express, Wish etc.
If you put Kawasaki tank pad or Ninja tank pad in the search engine you will be set.
 

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There's loads of them for you to chose from on sites like Ebay, ali express, Wish etc.
If you put Kawasaki tank pad or Ninja tank pad in the search engine you will be set.
@ Kiwi Rider Thanks! Do you think the cheap ones are just as protective or would you recommend better quality? I like the look of the OEM tank pad but I'm not going to spend $50 USD for it. Seems way too pricey.
 

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They should protect fine, but the better question would be how well the adhesive on those pads work. Took my brother around 5 years of riding before his tank pad started to peel a bit.
 

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They should protect fine, but the better question would be how well the adhesive on those pads work. Took my brother around 5 years of riding before his tank pad started to peel a bit.
5 years seems like a really good quality adhesive. Any specific brand he was using or just go with the cheapest and plan to replace sooner than later?
 

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Some of those are pretty cool looking, and I had no idea that they lasted for so long. There's nothing to worry about with the paint in terms of removing/replacing one?
 

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Not very custom but you can't go wrong with a Pro Grip. Had them on multiple bikes and they last forever.
 

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@ Kiwi Rider Thanks! Do you think the cheap ones are just as protective or would you recommend better quality? I like the look of the OEM tank pad but I'm not going to spend $50 USD for it. Seems way too pricey.
I wouldnt spend $50 on one when you can get one for under $10 and even if it doesn't end up being a good sticky one then you haven't lost much. I've had no trouble with cheapies.
 

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I wouldnt spend $50 on one when you can get one for under $10 and even if it doesn't end up being a good sticky one then you haven't lost much. I've had no trouble with cheapies.
I completely agree and I will not be spending $50 on a tank pad. For certain products, I would rather get something cheaper and and replace as needed.
 

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But i want one that says kawasushi :( with the dot in the i being a piece of sushi, or kawasushi o <- sushi roll :)
Buy a clear tank protector like this one, make up your design in adobe (or whatever graphics suite you prefer), convert it to a vector image and have it made as a vinyl sticker at a quality custom plotter such as carstickers.com. Make sure you have it made in a size that will be fully covered by the clear tank protector, apply the sticker to the back of the clear protector, apply the clear protector to the tank. Bam! Kawasushi.
 
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Techspec emailed that they have their products for the 400 available on April 1st. No foolin'. Used their products for year...all good stuff.
 

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Progrip is the industry standard and works for about $20. If you buy one less than that, it's a knock-off and the glue isn't good and peels-off. I agree with everyone here the Kawi one for like $50 is just crazy.
 

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There's a vendor on eBay selling the Pro Grip 5005 Model Resin Tank Pad Protector for $11.99 USD. I bought one on Amazon for ~$18.50 so this a much better deal. Here's the link.
 
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