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Did anyone have this problem? mine have come off twice (replaced under warranty). I'm tempted to try to glue them, but there seems to be a film between pad and tank that needs removal... hesitating between going back to the dealer or trying to fix it by myself.

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Have i tried a simple alcohol wipe or some degreaser? If its new it may have some silicone spray from the showroom.
I took my bike to be wrapped and they could not get it to stick for this same reason.
 

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Hi racing koala :)

I asked Ben 10 this question too after I saw pics of his bike with the grips looking good, I just cut and paste my question and his answer taken from his intro thread, I have yet to purchase the pads.

Hey Ben, I wanted to buy those genuine Yamaha tank pad/grips when I was initially purchasing my XSR but the dealer I purchased the bike from put me off saying that they don't stay on the tank, they keep peeling off no matter what the workshop tries to do. So I didn't buy them, I looked on this forum trying to find anyone saying that they are having issues with them, but nothing! Can you enlighten me? How are your grips?
You have to prep really well. Clean the surface with isopropyl alcohol and heat up the sticky sides of the pad with a heat gun or blow dryer. Put about two mintues of pressure. Make sure you put them in where you want. You will only get one chance. I love mine, they just give it a nice look.
 

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Prepping is that biggest part about installing these at all. Could go a step further and clean it with dish soap first to cut any waxes or anything else, then hit it with the alcohol twice, then heat the surface slightly and apply pressure.
 

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Prepping is that biggest part about installing these at all. Could go a step further and clean it with dish soap first to cut any waxes or anything else, then hit it with the alcohol twice, then heat the surface slightly and apply pressure.
Cleaning is critical. If you are at worried about heating the surface do what I have done with many bikes over the years when applying tank pads. On a sunny day just leave the bike in the sun for a while, might be a bit hit and miss in the UK but using this method has never failed me.
 

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had the same problem ... I bought a double sided adhesive tape (strrrrong one) and attached pads again... be sure to do that having air temperature above 10 deg ...
 
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