May 31, 2009 at 8:06 am #2924SafetyFirstParticipant
Do I really need one for a 07-and older Ninja 250?May 31, 2009 at 2:35 pm #19111
My understanding is that you never need one. It’s a matter of not wearing down the pain on the tank. Pants constantly rubbing against it, etc can wear down the paint with time. It seems a bit paradoxical to me. If you cover it, it doesn’t wear down, but you can’t see it so it doesn’t matter if it wears down.May 31, 2009 at 3:06 pm #19112MunchParticipant
Actually it can do just as much harm as it can good to. It can trap dirt and debris….. rain and other substances under it. Doing the exact thing your supposed to be protecting it from… why do thing car bra’s have pretty much gone by the way side.June 1, 2009 at 8:20 pm #19166Clay DowlingParticipant
is not that chesty, and doesn’t need that kind of support.June 2, 2009 at 2:31 pm #19198DaggerParticipant
They can protect from paint wear but that doesn’t mean you don’t have to remove it and clean under it regularly. And the point made about not being able to see it so who cares if it doesn’t wear down… The purpose is for future resale.June 2, 2009 at 7:08 pm #19216
Yeah, I know that’s the reason that people have them. I would just rather appreciate my bike when I own it, even if it loses me a little money when I sell it. And a caveat to that is that I don’t like the way that the tank bras look. If someone both likes the way that they look and wants to maximize value when the sell it, then a tank bra is perfect for them. But for me it would be a trade off, and I came down on the side of having it look good (by my standards) while I own it.June 2, 2009 at 7:34 pm #19219Clay DowlingParticipant
Sounds exactly like the elderly people who wrap their furniture in plastic or put a blanket over it, so that it never fades or gets dirty. They’ve merely traded one bit of craptasticness for another.June 2, 2009 at 7:45 pm #19220
Yes. That is the perfect analogy.
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