2002 - 2009 (and now 2014+, kind of) Honda VFR 800 Interceptor Modification Page
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As we all know riding involves a lot of shifting your weight, well if you are having fun in the twisties it does. That means friction against your paint. Add a tank bag and your paint takes a real beating. What to do? Add a tank protector pad? That pad only protects your tank from your jacket, causes a waxing nightmare, and the adhesive that holds it on may damage your paint anyway. Well what about 3M adhesive film? Good stuff, but when it gets dull and scratched, then what? Peal it off and you are left with trying to remove the adhesive without damaging the paint.
So what then to do? You can order static cling clear film without adhesive from 3M and others (Google is your friend). These sheets are held in place by static and they work great. Once they are on they are invisible and they are really on there. You really have to pick to get them to come off. But that is the great thing, you can take them on and off as much as you want. I take them off to wax the bike then using nothing more than a water spray bottle and an old credit card I squeegee them back on. Once they dry, they don't come off unless you pick them off. When they get scratched up just take them off, order a new pack, and use your old guards to trace out your new ones with a grease pencil or dry erase pen.
Total Time: 1 Hour (Trace, Cut
Out, and Apply)
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