what grip tape to run on the side of your frame?

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11/17/2015 10:40 PM

I'm in the process of powder coating my rm 125 frame black. I'd like to preserve the sides where the boots run on the frame the best that I can.

I've previously tried running grip tape on sides of the frame before. It was skate board grip tape from a local skateboard store. It chewed the heck out of my boots after an hours worth of riding.

Does anyone consistently run grip tape on their frames and is there a specific type in can run that will prevent wear on sides of my frame but not chew my boots apart?

Thanks

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11/18/2015 2:52 AM

I'm guessing if it's grips it will wear your boots. I use skate deck tape and the tape wears fast and my boots cop it. But it's cheap and works

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11/18/2015 3:02 AM

Jrewing wrote:

I'm guessing if it's grips it will wear your boots. I use skate deck tape and the tape wears fast and my boots cop it. But ...more

I tried skate dick tape. Wore the heck out of my boots lol. 1 hour worth did more wear then a season or riding without the tape lol

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11/18/2015 3:09 AM

Deck * lol

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11/18/2015 5:44 AM

These are expensive, but this is what I want for mine:

http://www.carbonperformanceparts.co.uk/rm-125-carbon-fibre-frame-guards-252-p.asp

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11/18/2015 6:09 AM

Nihilo makes good stuff but not sure if there's one for your bike?
http://www.nihiloconcepts.com/mobile/Category.aspx?id=1868&page=3

Skateboard grip take works well and comes in a variety of colors. Before I put it on the bike I dull it down by rubbing 2 pieces together. This will help stop wearing your boots out.

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11/18/2015 6:37 AM

You can get the 3M rubbery grip tape in black.

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11/18/2015 7:40 AM

Works Connection frame guards look trick and will avoid the rubbing on the frame from your boots.

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11/18/2015 4:46 PM

CarlinoJoeVideo wrote:

Nihilo makes good stuff but not sure if there's one for your bike?
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I am going to try this. Never thought of that. Dull it down with sand paper or something. Thanks for the tip!

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11/18/2015 4:46 PM

SwapperMX wrote:

Works Connection frame guards look trick and will avoid the rubbing on the frame from your boots.

I don't think they have those in stock for my bike anymore

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11/18/2015 6:07 PM

Get some rubber grip tape.

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11/18/2015 6:27 PM

where heck you buy that?

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11/18/2015 6:35 PM

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11/18/2015 6:36 PM

I don't remember the brand I use to use or where I got it from but there are many companies out there making rubber grip tape. I just did a Google search and found Tech Spec as a likely good choice.

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11/18/2015 6:44 PM

Thanks guys. I'm going to try more locally before I order from California off ebay. I live in Ontario Canada. But thanks for the suggestions tho

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11/18/2015 7:53 PM

I make my own out of 3m rubber tape. I get mine from a automotive paint store in town, I buy 1 1/2' pieces and can make about 7 sets for my new yz450. It's about $25 for it but it's worth it! That stuff last twice as long as the sand paper stuff

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11/18/2015 7:58 PM

Photo

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11/20/2015 2:52 PM

Home depot sells some 3M non skid tape for the steps on a deck or stairs.

Works great, cheap and comes in a big roll and different widths.

3M Tape

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11/20/2015 4:26 PM

IceMan446 wrote:

Home depot sells some 3M non skid tape for the steps on a deck or stairs.

Works great, cheap and comes in a big roll and ...more

I'll look for this stuff at home depot. Thanks for the suggestion

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11/22/2015 9:39 AM
Edited Date/Time: 11/22/2015 9:40 AM

Look up Vibram Frame pads. They are rubber.

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11/22/2015 11:35 AM

wideopen198 wrote:

Look up Vibram Frame pads. They are rubber.

They don't make for my 04 rm 125

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11/22/2015 7:17 PM

bgpn35 wrote: Photo

You don't actually ride with your bars that far forward, do you!? wassat

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11/23/2015 4:39 AM

bgpn35 wrote: Photo

Grizz wrote:

You don't actually ride with your bars that far forward, do you!? wassat

No, haha! I did for a day, I was just trying some stuff to try and get rid of arm pump. I ended up getting odi controlled flex bars and it helped take care of that. Those renthal twin walls are way to stiff for me

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11/23/2015 6:50 AM

bgpn35 wrote: Photo

Grizz wrote:

You don't actually ride with your bars that far forward, do you!? wassat

bgpn35 wrote:

No, haha! I did for a day, I was just trying some stuff to try and get rid of arm pump. I ended up getting odi controlled flex ...more

So you would definitely recommend odi cft bars? I was looking at either the odi cft bar or the odi podium bar. I agree twin walls are super rigid. I tried them for a while but ended up going back to renthal fat bars.

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11/23/2015 7:09 AM

bgpn35 wrote: Photo

What brand chain, sprockets, , ratio you using on the yzf?

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11/24/2015 5:41 PM

Factory Effex, D'Cor Visuals, and Nihilo Concepts all make great grip tape.

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11/25/2015 1:01 PM

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11/29/2015 3:27 PM

IceMan446 wrote:

Home depot sells some 3M non skid tape for the steps on a deck or stairs.

Works great, cheap and comes in a big roll and ...more

I run this stuff as well. In my opinion it works great for the price. A lot less waste than skateboard tape as well.

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