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The moment the first H2 arrives with us (within the next day or two) we have got a local decal manufacturer coming in to measure up the tank to get templates to produce adhesive clear plastic protective covers for the top of the tank (from the filler cap back to the seat) and the two sides of the tank where your knees will rub.

No idea on pricing yet, but it won't be stupid - who might be interested in something like this for their own bike and are there other areas of the bike you would like to protect ?
 

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Front mudguard, fairing edges, any protection is worth considering, especially being out with other bikers, mind you it will be them getting hit by rocks.
 

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I'm interested as well.
 

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Interested ...
 

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The moment the first H2 arrives with us (within the next day or two) we have got a local decal manufacturer coming in to measure up the tank to get templates to produce adhesive clear plastic protective covers for the top of the tank (from the filler cap back to the seat) and the two sides of the tank where your knees will rub.
Without providing some grip for the knees on the sides of the tank to help avoid "throttle hand", it would only be good "cosmetically"... at least for me.

Hopefully, the regular manufacturers of such products will respond with an acceptable product.
 

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Without providing some grip for the knees on the sides of the tank to help avoid "throttle hand", it would only be good "cosmetically"... at least for me.

Hopefully, the regular manufacturers of such products will respond with an acceptable product.
It will be purely cosmetic to protect the paintwork - no texture to it to give extra grip I am afraid.
 

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On another bike that I have, I had a local 3M specialist shop do it using 3M paint protection film - same stuff used to protect front edges of auto hoods and fenders from rock chips. It has held up well.

It is tricky to apply this yourself due to the compound curves ... the 3M specialist shops have the technique down pat ... I think I'll let them do it.
 

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I won't put that stuff on any of my vehicles. It makes the paint look dull and 'heavy'. You can see it a block away.
I'm perfectly happy to have a really nice bike instead of the next owner having a really nice bike. I take all the plastic off my furniture too. Same reason.

All my buddies love that stuff. I'm surprised that folks pay extra to make their cars look worse so the next owner can peel it off and enjoy the sweet looking paint.

I don't like riding with a backpack, so I use a magnetic tank bag to hold my rain suit. I can't imagine using a tank bag on the H2 - so I'll have to figure something out. I'll do a backpack before I do the film.

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I watched that video there...after it was put on there,I couldn't detect any 'line' going across where they had taped it off.When they showed the same vehicle 'before' and 'after'.To me,it appeared it was the same shot of the 'before' vehicle.You'd think there'd be a light line where it was applied.

I won't be putting anything like that on mine.It's inevitable that nicks and such are gonna happen.I'll tell ya this...I won't be 'hanging out' behind ANY cages at speed.Or motorcycles.I have a 'Hybrid' paint finish protectant here bought from Chemicalguys.I haven't decided yet on IF I'll actually use it.There's not much anything can do to protect the clearcoat and paint underneath from a pebble strike or whatever unless it's a few mm thick...I definitely won't be putting a sheet of 'plastic' on my bike anywhere.Even though they claim it won't yellow or peel....I have doubts about those 'claims'.

Just gonna ride her and try to avoid settin myself up for flying debris;)Birds included.I'm actually more 'concerned' about the exhaust headers,being exposed as they are.These are titanium,yes?How should I clean these off without scratching the surface?I guess after they turn BLUE...it won't matter quite as muchLOL.
 

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OneArm...I read this post here on that website's comments section...

"Just thought I'd leave a update when I first got the stuff it was ok a week went by and its peeling and looking like **** now I'm pissed and want my money back if anybody watch this video don't waste your money on this **** it doesn't work it's not strong enough bullshit thanks 3 m"...of course,any one can say anything I know...but IF this is true...watch yer azz with this stuff.Plus there's no tellin how this person applied it...so IDK,BUT....
 

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OneArm...I read this post here on that website's comments section...

"Just thought I'd leave a update when I first got the stuff it was ok a week went by and its peeling and looking like **** now I'm pissed and want my money back if anybody watch this video don't waste your money on this **** it doesn't work it's not strong enough bullshit thanks 3 m"...of course,any one can say anything I know...but IF this is true...watch yer azz with this stuff.Plus there's no tellin how this person applied it...so IDK,BUT....
Thanks a bunch.
 

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I only say this cause I care about YOUR bike as much as mine.Would hate to hear a horror story like this from one of us here,or anywhere concerning the awesome paint job on our bikes.

I'm gonna follow the Recommended care techniques for my bike as per Kawasaki.They took time to write about caring for THIS particular paint.Even to the point of warning what NOT to do with it.Gonna go with what they said.IF it was a different color and NOT mirrored finished,then yeah,a sealant like this might be fine.But this Silvered paint clarity and all....could be a HUGE disaster putting some aftermarket 'saver' on it.

Course..it could be perfectly fine.It's anyone's call what they choose to do.Kawasaki says...NO.I'm good with that.
 

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Right on SilverbirdH2!

Exactly what I have planned.

Greg
 
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