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Pirates Lair has been searching for a "worthy" tank grip material for years and now we've found one in TechSpec's Gripster Tank Grips. By gripping the tank with your legs, a rider can improve the overall control of a motorcycle, control of their body weight, and obtain a more positive seat position. Improved control of the riders body weight will help improve overall handling. Increased control equals a smoother, less fatigued, and more enjoyable ride.

The material, called Snake Skin , is a standard rubber product that is about .125" thick and molded with a low profile diamond grip pattern to help increase the coefficient of friction. It's suited for riders of all skill levels and all conditions but especially for aggressive, higher skilled, track day riders. Snake Skin also uses TechSpec's "Releasable/Reusable adhesive" which means you can peel it off and reuse and not have to worry about all kinds of adhesives being left on your tank.

Each (3) piece tank protector kit includes R & L Grip Skins and one center tank protector. FYI.. I use TechSpec's Gripster Tank Grips on my 06 K1200S, 08 Ducati 1098, and myYamaha R1 track bike and I swear by it.

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And for those wanting to protect your hard bags from flying debris as well as boot scuffs from you and/or your inconsiderate passenger.. we also carry the NEW Tech Spec Saddle Box Covers! (pic at right) in the same Snake Skin material as our tank protectors. These (2) piece kits will fit the BMW K300GT, K1200GT, R1200, and R1200RT.

TechSpec's GRIPSTER Tank Grips are for the rider who:

- Wants to increase and maintain accurate control of weight and body position
- Is tired of their groin sliding up and into the tank, especially with passengers
- Wants to improve riding style
- Wants to decrease overall body fatigue
- Wants to improve weight adjustment of body and bike while in motion
- Wants protection in a highly abusive area of the tank
- Wants all the benefits of a grip material without shredding leathers
- Wants stronger, longer lasting erections

Tech Spec Saddle Box Covers on R1200RT


2005+ BMW K1200S / K1300S TechSpec Gripster Kit $89.US (USPS Priority Included)
2006+ BMW K1200GT / K1300GT TechSpec Gripster Kit $89.US (USPS Priority Included)
2005+ BMW K1200R / R Sport / K1300R TechSpec Gripster Kit $89.US (USPS Priority Included)
1997-2004 BMW K1200RS & 2002-2005 BMW K1200GT TechSpec Gripster Kit $89.US (USPS Priority Included)

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BMW K1300GT / K200GT / R1200RT TechSpec Saddle Box Covers $132.US (USPS Priority Included)