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Hi everybody,i didn t really found a nice tank belt,i mean,not really on my taste...then,i decided to do it myself.I m pretty proud of it.The ring on the tank cover is made by hand,at work...and the belt,of leather,is an old belt than i almost never used.and it did cost me 5€ oder so!
Hope it looks good!
 

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The Ducati tank protector for the Scrambler is a thin, long, black strip of flexi plastic, why would a leather one be shyte ? Especially if it fits in with the style of the bike.
 

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The Ducati tank protector for the Scrambler is a thin, long, black strip of flexi plastic, why would a leather one be shyte ? Especially if it fits in with the style of the bike.
And the one from Ducati is also(but it s my Personal taste...),too expensive and the pocket for the mobile is just horrible(but it s my personal taste...again:fat:)
 

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I do not get it. Why would you want a belt style on the tank?
You don't have to 'get it' as it's not your bike.
In the sixties many bikes like these new releases are trying to emulate had the tank held on with leather straps, I would take a wild guess and say that was the thinking behind the idea. For your question to have any credit then the question would have to be, why would anybody want to put any kind of paintwork protector on any bike.
Answer; to stop the paintwork getting scratched by zipps etc.
 

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I don't think leather straps were about paint protection. I believe straps or belts were actually used to secure some tanks to the frame to prevent them from separating in the event of a crash. On modern road bikes the use of such straps is largely cosmetic, and if some owners like the look that's their choice.
 

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I don't think leather straps were about paint protection. I believe straps or belts were actually used to secure some tanks to the frame to prevent them from separating in the event of a crash. On modern road bikes the use of such straps is largely cosmetic, and if some owners like the look that's their choice.
Geezo people,
I did actually say the straps were used to hold the tank on. Any such device on a tank is primeraly for paint protection on a modern bike but instead of a generic plastic one a few people have chosen to add a bit of artistic flair and use leather.
My one for instance is the same size and shape as the one I previously bought for paint protection, so what does that tell you ?
 

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Didn't mean to start all this Fred, was just curious about the reason for the belt.
Haha,don t worry...it s most of the time like this on forums...
They are so many differents kind of stripes and decorations for tank.maybee i should have put the protection stripe and then the leather belt on top!-)
to make everybody happy:)
 

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My 1961 Thunderbird has a strap. They were used to secure the tank which rests on a couple of rubber mounts on the frame. I believe this was to avoid stress fractures in the tank where the inherent vibration could cause failures if the tank was bolted down.
 
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