* disclaimer- If you use these, and use these as they are meant to be used, then nothing to see here, move along.
But if you are fairly new to the 'SportBike' riding position, and/or don't have any gripping pads on the rear sides of your tank, then this discussion is for you somewhat.
I have often seen posts, by experienced riders, that complain about wrist pain, etc.
Now maybe they just have a bum wrist, maybe 2 of them?
I think in many cases, it's that they don't clamp their knees on the tank with the the balls/front 1/2 of the foot on the peg!
When doing this and if you have any fitness at all, it is so easy to lift your but slightly off the seat- as in for bumps, etc. Try it with your knees clamped to a grip pad, and without your knees clamped. You'll see a BIG difference- the knee grip/ball of feet position being almost effortless.
This position/technique also takes MOST of the pressure OFF your hands and wrists!
Using your Torso/Trunk muscles makes it so much more comfortable!
Not to mention the the outside leg gripping the knee pad on spirited cornering!
Here's a pic with the ones I use; MOST people use StompGrips, or TechSpecs. I have even used the foot grip pads from Harbor Freight! Self adhesive, and cut to fit.
I wanted something different, and blue. They even have GSXR stamped on them!
And I wanted Blue, not black of clear.
As I said in my disclaimer, Most people here already use a Tank knee grip pad better then I do. This is for those who don't, and to try it out!
Thanks for looking