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Anyone applied traction grip pads to the Corse matt paint yet? Does it stick? I think it would be difficult at best to keep the pads adhered to this surface. I need braking grip and it also helps with supporting my upper body on long rides while I wear textile pants.



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Have a full set of grip pads on my 959 corse... side upper (tank) and lower (fairing/frame) and centre (tank). Made a real difference to the bike, tank is a bit too slippery without them. You can find a full set on ebay for a pretty reasonable price
 

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I just ordered the OneDesign HDR Tank Pad Ducati Panigale. We'll see how it sticks to the Corse Matte Paint. Arrives 8/1/19. Doing a track day (Sonoma Raceway, CA) and hear that these are pretty critical.
 

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Anyone applied traction grip pads to the Corse matt paint yet? Does it stick? I think it would be difficult at best to keep the pads adhered to this surface.
Why not???
matt finish not comes from a rough surface, it comes from light scattering adds (silicate) in the finish layer!
So the surface is even and same as sticky as a shiny finish!
The Stickers "Panigale 959 Corse" are also tight as normal.
Thomas
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here is a video www.youtube.com/watch?v=DucPq0-eYc4
 

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I'll got the TechSpec Snake Skin on my Red 959 and if I were to do it again I'd get one the the thinner materials. Despite installing mine in the hot Florida sun following their directions closely they have a slight pucker on the inside curve of the tank and the the "buckle" protector was very resistant to following the contours of the tank. They are a worthwhile improvement but I would go thinner to better adhere and follow the contours of the tank.

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I chose R&G Racing Clear Tank Traction Grips as these are available in lots of shapes and sizes including the ones designed to fit 899/959/1199/1299 Panigale.

I asked a local Ducati dealer to get them applied to my 959 Corse. They tried to but failed. Told me “the grips are not original (DUCATI-made) and do not rightly fit this particular motorcycle”. They also assured me that their specialists are sufficiently competent so they have no doubt that the work was done as required.

I felt that the dealer is wrong but had the grips removed and contacted R&G for advice. R&G told me that the grips had not been installed properly. They also said that the matte finish of 959 Corse should not make any difference to the adhesion of the product. If the dealer would have followed the instructions carefully, the tank grip went on properly. As these are not stickers, so need special attention and time to cure after installation. They also offered to replace grips for free.
 

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I chose R&G Racing Clear Tank Traction Grips as these are available in lots of shapes and sizes including the ones designed to fit 899/959/1199/1299 Panigale.

I asked a local Ducati dealer to get them applied to my 959 Corse. They tried to but failed. Told me “the grips are not original (DUCATI-made) and do not rightly fit this particular motorcycle”. They also assured me that their specialists are sufficiently competent so they have no doubt that the work was done as required.

I felt that the dealer is wrong but had the grips removed and contacted R&G for advice. R&G told me that the grips had not been installed properly. They also said that the matte finish of 959 Corse should not make any difference to the adhesion of the product. If the dealer would have followed the instructions carefully, the tank grip went on properly. As these are not stickers, so need special attention and time to cure after installation. They also offered to replace grips for free.
I'm running the techspec snake skin also, absolutely love them on the street, one of the first things i installed, compared to a previous 600rr i was slipping and sliding everywhere

i thought about running the slightly thinner material, because on the bottom grip the top corner will lift slightly.

but i was not able to find it for sale anywhere, so i got the thicker one. and i don't mind when i wear my short shorts to go to work, hahaha.


have zero track experience with the grips, might strain the leather if you have a 'broken' in set of leathers.
 
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