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Hey there,

Because of the scratches that I am accumulating on my tank (I am very careful with my jacket, and I don't have a big belly that winds up scraping my belt buckle accross it... it's just getting marred up), I am finding myself looking for a tank bib.

I have considered the Horndawg bib, but came across the Hopnel listed below. I searched the forum, and saw a couple of posts mentioning them... but nothing too in-depth.

Does anyone have any experience with these tank bibs on the XC? I am wondering if this is going to scratch up the paint as bad as not having anything.

Also, does the bib retain it's shape after a period of time? I know some of them can become mis-shaped with wind/usage.

And finally, what about cleaning the bike? Better to remove?

Thank you all once again for your help....


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I just got this one, really like it. Need an extra set of hands to get the velcro pads placed so you can get it tight but other than that its a winner in my book. Haven't had it long enough to comment on how it wears but I will take it off to wash and wax etc. If its been real dusty I will take it off and wipe and detail spray the tank down, then shake out the bib itself. Hope that help some!
 

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CycleOpp's USA has them - they are plain ( no pockets) but you can get an Embroidered V if you want to get fancy! I like the simple look and they are not super big.
 

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Why don't you go to a customer painter or body shop and see if they can buff it out. Then ask them about keeping it scratch free.
Victory has such a pretty tank why destroy the look with a bib.
As far as bibs go maybe this

https://www.facebook.com/CycleOpsUSA?pnref=story
 

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I am having the same issue. I was actually thinking of ordering a clear vinyl wrap to put on the tank.
 

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Had the Horndawg on a couple of different bikes. Latest one for a little more than a year
 

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I almost pulled the trigger on one of those Even though they are under $40 I just could not bring myself to spend another dime on "something" for this bike.....lol

Hey PaiN

The cost of the bike is just the down payment for all the accessories .:grin
 

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Hey there,

Because of the scratches that I am accumulating on my tank (I am very careful with my jacket, and I don't have a big belly that winds up scraping my belt buckle accross it... it's just getting marred up), I am finding myself looking for a tank bib.

I have considered the Horndawg bib, but came across the Hopnel listed below. I searched the forum, and saw a couple of posts mentioning them... but nothing too in-depth.

Does anyone have any experience with these tank bibs on the XC? I am wondering if this is going to scratch up the paint as bad as not having anything.

Also, does the bib retain it's shape after a period of time? I know some of them can become mis-shaped with wind/usage.

And finally, what about cleaning the bike? Better to remove?

Thank you all once again for your help....


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I actually like these ones. It doesn't seem too much of a pain to remove to clean the tank. I may just get one
 

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Hey PaiN

The cost of the bike is just the down payment for all the accessories .:grin
You're absolutely right....what was I thinking? I just placed the order... :laugh
 

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I have one and it works great. It holds it shape and stays in place.
I took it off a couple of weeks ago when I had the gas tank off and there are not any marks in the paint.
 

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Why don't you go to a customer painter or body shop and see if they can buff it out. Then ask them about keeping it scratch free.

Victory has such a pretty tank why destroy the look with a bib.

As far as bibs go maybe this



https://www.facebook.com/CycleOpsUSA?pnref=story


Because it would be an endless battle. I love my Victory... Even more than my Harley, but damn if Victory didn't go all cheap bastards on the paint/clear coat. This paint job scratches if I fart on the bike, fer Christ's sakes.

I haven't even had this thing a full riding season, and I already have scratches and chips all over the bike.
 

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Does the bib go under the fuel cap? The hopnel one?
 

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Yes it goes under the fuel cap. It takes about 20 minutes to install. You do have to take the seat off to attach the back.
 

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Just for comparison, I have these side case bras by Hopnel. Very well made, high quality, good fit.
 

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