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Mark_weiss
Posted on Tuesday, August 21, 2018 - 12:00 am:   Edit Post Delete Post View Post/Check IP Print Post    Move Post (Custodian/Admin Only) Ban Poster IP (Custodian/Admin only)

It's taken ten years, but I have found an answer:



These are grip skins from Tech Spec. About $70 on Amazon. There are panels for the airbox cover which I have not used. The skins are thick silicone and do not transmit heat. It has been about 105F or so for my afternoon commute for the past several days. The air coming off of the engine is till extremely hot, but my knee/leg contacting the frame is no longer a problem. When I park the bike I note that I can hold my hand against the grip skin as long as I choose. Not so with the frame.
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Yo_barry
Posted on Tuesday, August 21, 2018 - 05:48 pm:   Edit Post Delete Post View Post/Check IP Print Post    Move Post (Custodian/Admin Only) Ban Poster IP (Custodian/Admin only)

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Sprintex
Posted on Wednesday, August 22, 2018 - 03:21 pm:   Edit Post Delete Post View Post/Check IP Print Post    Move Post (Custodian/Admin Only) Ban Poster IP (Custodian/Admin only)

That's great,I have been looking at those for a couple of years wondering if they would work. Thanks for trying them out !
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Mark_weiss
Posted on Wednesday, August 22, 2018 - 04:32 pm:   Edit Post Delete Post View Post/Check IP Print Post    Move Post (Custodian/Admin Only) Ban Poster IP (Custodian/Admin only)

I was wondering the same thing. If they were only $40 I probably would have tried them a long time ago. Then, a few weeks ago, I was removing a pan from the oven, using a silicone square thingy, and it dawned on me that if this thin thing works for a 450f pan, pads twice as think should surely work on a 200F (or less) frame.
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Sprintex
Posted on Tuesday, September 04, 2018 - 03:39 pm:   Edit Post Delete Post View Post/Check IP Print Post    Move Post (Custodian/Admin Only) Ban Poster IP (Custodian/Admin only)

what are the lights you have mounted on the forks?
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Tootal
Posted on Tuesday, September 04, 2018 - 08:48 pm:   Edit Post Delete Post View Post/Check IP Print Post    Move Post (Custodian/Admin Only) Ban Poster IP (Custodian/Admin only)

That looks great! I never heard of them. Thanks for posting.
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Mark_weiss
Posted on Wednesday, September 05, 2018 - 04:58 pm:   Edit Post Delete Post View Post/Check IP Print Post    Move Post (Custodian/Admin Only) Ban Poster IP (Custodian/Admin only)

The riding lights are by Motolight (Motolite?). Pricey, but very, very, well built.

'Tank grips' are quite popular for motorcycle racing. Most are some sort of highly textured silicone pad. Textured enough that they wear into your leathers. The Tech Spec grip skins don't cause the wear problem (much) and are made of thicker material than other tank grips. Heat is generally not much of a problem through competition weight leather so I did not immediately make the connection, although I did think about it. It wasn't until I was taking that pan out of the oven that I realized that the skins really would work. I am amazed every day that I have no issue at all keeping my leg in contact with the frame.
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Tootal
Posted on Wednesday, September 05, 2018 - 08:21 pm:   Edit Post Delete Post View Post/Check IP Print Post    Move Post (Custodian/Admin Only) Ban Poster IP (Custodian/Admin only)

Now I need to figure out if I can attach it with velcro so I can remove it in the Winter!
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Mark_weiss
Posted on Thursday, September 06, 2018 - 01:22 pm:   Edit Post Delete Post View Post/Check IP Print Post    Move Post (Custodian/Admin Only) Ban Poster IP (Custodian/Admin only)

Winter? You mean when temperatures drop way down into the 60s? I think that it will still be OK.
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Tootal
Posted on Thursday, September 06, 2018 - 03:01 pm:   Edit Post Delete Post View Post/Check IP Print Post    Move Post (Custodian/Admin Only) Ban Poster IP (Custodian/Admin only)

I see you need to ride up and visit in February!

I did order some btw.

(Message edited by tootal on September 06, 2018)
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Mark_weiss
Posted on Thursday, September 06, 2018 - 04:45 pm:   Edit Post Delete Post View Post/Check IP Print Post    Move Post (Custodian/Admin Only) Ban Poster IP (Custodian/Admin only)

I started riding in Iowa. There's a reason that I stayed out here after college.

I did ride year 'round in Ames. Any day that the roads were clear (enough). One pair of gloves rolled up under the carburetors heating up, the other pair on my hands getting cold.
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Skinstains
Posted on Monday, October 15, 2018 - 10:48 pm:   Edit Post Delete Post View Post/Check IP Print Post    Move Post (Custodian/Admin Only) Ban Poster IP (Custodian/Admin only)

Tech Spec is great stuff. Been using them on and off for years. Great as frame protection too.
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