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post #1 of 11 Old 10-17-2004, 09:04 PM Thread Starter
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Question Carbon tank protector needed!!

Road a good 450 miles today. Had a blast. The weather was perfect. Got home and discovered my new Vanson Jacket scratched the hell out of my tank. I've been in search of a carbon fiber tank protector. HELP!!!
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post #2 of 11 Old 10-17-2004, 11:46 PM
 
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Me too........
I asked Optimum Performance Products Inc. about it and this is the response I got......
If you run across a company that makes them please post the link.
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Subject: Carbon Fiber Tank Cover

Hello,

When will you have the carbon fiber tank cover available for the 2004 Kawasaki ZX10R?
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No tank cover for this model, we are manufacturing a carbon fiber gas tank, we might do a tank protectors about 49.95 USD. Tank will be around 1000.00 USD.

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Please keep me informed if or when you start making the tank protectors. Iím very surprised someone hasnít jumped on this yet. I know of several zx10 owners that would prefer a carbon fiber tank protector over the tank bras.
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Just take a peak here and there , they should pop up soon. I hope.

Thanks

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I bought the Carbon Fiber Tank Protector from Mag Knight and I think its great.

If you take a little time and follow the install directions nothing looks better. It wraps all the way around the tank which is important if you ride canyons and are constantly straffing the tank with your leg as you flick it one way and then the next. I didn't want to glue anything to the tank and I had already ordered and tried the tank protector from Kawasaki which looks like shit!!! I took it back and for the same $100.00 went with the Mag Knight. One of the best and easiest upgrades I've done. Just take your time putting it on and you won't be disappointed.
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mag-knight all the way....
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I know lots of people love the mag-knight, but it's not my thing. I'm want the real deal carbon fiber. Sponcers??? Nothing???
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Road a good 450 miles today. Had a blast. The weather was perfect. Got home and discovered my new Vanson Jacket scratched the hell out of my tank. I've been in search of a carbon fiber tank protector. HELP!!!
English made ART is the best.
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In my opinion the best real carbon tank shields are made from ART.(english company)
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post #8 of 11 Old 10-22-2004, 08:12 AM
 
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Do you have any pics of the ART Tank Shield on the 10. I'v'e got a ding in my tank and was wondering how far up the shield goes. I'm hoping it will be high enough to cover the ding.
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ART Carbon Fiber Tank Guard

I think ART makes the best Tank Guards but unfortunately, I dont believe they make one for our model. Ive been constantly checking to no end, So I gave up and got the MagKnight for now. If anyone knows if ART is going to make one for the ZX10R let us know maybe we can all get a group discount.
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