I'm riding a M1200 and after reading horror stories in here about how easily the tank gets damaged i'd like to get some precautions...
I was thinking of :
- Adjusting the handlebar stops
- putting different risers (?)
- Definitely not putting bar-end mirrors this time as they act as a lever upon impact (no matter how minimal) by forcing the handlebar even more towards the tank.
I'm talking about simple/silly, static drops here gents and not get-offs in which case nothing can save the tank (amongst other things).
Any tips ?
I know that PhilB has lived with his tank dents for many years (and proud of it
) but i'm just too anal about that, plus, knowing the costs of getting a dent repaired (which also includes repainting the tank and buying/applying those over-expensive Ducati stickers/logos)...yeah, i'd like to avoid that if possible in case of a silly spill when parking the bike etc.
PS : this is what i liked about the previous-gen monsters, in case of tank damage...you could just buy an OEM tank panel and be done with it, plastics are nice in some cases