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The guys from www.sagebrushdesigns.com do have bibs for the Nomad and Classic owners out there even though it's not advertised on their website.

It's 199$ CDN so about 160$ US ;)

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Thanks for the lead. A friend and I both own Nomads and have been looking for someone who was making tank bibs for our bikes. Will be checking them out.
 

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Leather is ~ 1/8" thick with a felt backing and apparently fabrication time is about 12 to 14 days.

Looks good to me an the lacing is sharp. I'll be ordering one....
 

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I guess it's for those who's tank is not so beautiful at the moment. :)

For me, it for practical reasons. Ie, front pouch.
 

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Like Vulcanader said, sometimes it is out of necessity. The previous owner of my Nomad made a mess of the top of the tank between the pin stripes.

I ordered this one a little while ago http://www.moto24.co.uk/hepco-becker-tankcover-buffalo-kawasaki-vn-1700-classic.html Found it in the 1700 gear thread.

At $227 shipped it is a good bit higher but still a good bit less than half what it would cost to paint and re-stripe to original color.
 

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Like Vulcanader said, sometimes it is out of necessity. The previous owner of my Nomad made a mess of the top of the tank between the pin stripes.

I ordered this one a little while ago http://www.moto24.co.uk/hepco-becker-tankcover-buffalo-kawasaki-vn-1700-classic.html Found it in the 1700 gear thread.

At $227 shipped it is a good bit higher but still a good bit less than half what it would cost to paint and re-stripe to original color.

Hey TS Tinker,
It's hard to tell by looking at the picture, but how do these pouches close. Is it a snap or something?
 

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Hey TS Tinker,
It's hard to tell by looking at the picture, but how do these pouches close. Is it a snap or something?
They haven't arrived yet. When they do I will post a 1st impression here.

It looks to be a rigid post like an old school belt buckle in the pic mounted on the pouch with a 2 hole strap on the cover.

It will probably take over a week for it to get here from Germany. I will post some pics here after install.
 

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Considering that I paid $35 for a leather bib with storage for the mean streak, $200 is a little hard to swallow. I've bought some nice leather jackets for $200. Does look good though.
 

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Considering that I paid $35 for a leather bib with storage for the mean streak, $200 is a little hard to swallow. I've bought some nice leather jackets for $200. Does look good though.
Very hard to swallow but I have been looking for one that shape to cover some paint imperfections for a long time.
 

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Tank bib review

After two weeks the bib arrived with no instructions no paper work nothing. For the price a little more was expected.

The good thing is the fit is spot on and installation was about 10 minutes. The bib fits snugly to the edges of the bezel and lays flat to the curve of the tank. Neither the tank or bezel were removed for installation.

The back or tank side of the bib is textured to a soft almost swede finish so there should be very little if any wear to the tank surface for a very long time.

The pouches are removable and hold more than expected. You could stack two Iphone 4s with otter cases on them in one and still have enough room for a pack of smokes or a stack of Ipods on top with the flap in the last hole and they accomplish this without looking bulky.

All of that being said the bib did disappoint a little.

Instead of fitting flush to the bezel I would have preferred it was captured or under the bezel.

The outer edge would look much better with some type of rope braid instead of the vinyl trim but all in all I am happy with my purchase. It is still less than a third of what it would cost to repair the paint imperfections it is covering.

This is what it looked like out of the box



This is what it looks like on the Nomad



Here is a view of one of the pouches open and off the bib

 

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Thanks for the review TS.
I went ahead and ordered the one from Sage...hasn't arrived yet but I'll also post some pics when I get it.
 

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I received a tank bib and a front fender bra from Sagebrush last week.

It's been too cold here to install the bib just yet, but the quality looks great and it came with very thorough instructions, including maintenance.

I did install the fender bra, since it required the removal of the fender for cleaning, (only 4 bolts, came off easy), and I could work on that inside the house where it's warm.

The bra also came with clear installation instructions, as well as extra velcro, (if needed), and alcohol pads. I had a quick question for Frank about the velco and he answered promptly and clearly, great guy.

The installed bra looks great, he designed and made a really nice product.
 

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Let's see how it looks....we like Pics :)
 

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I received mine today and I was so impressed with it, I just had to call Frank personally and let him know.

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I'm not a big 'studs' guy so this is just what I wanted for a nice clean and slick look. The fit is perfect and hugs each edge as if it was straight from the dealer. It's true, you get what you pay for.
 

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I received mine today and I was so impressed with it, I just had to call Frank personally and let him know.

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I'm not a big 'studs' guy so this is just what I wanted for a nice clean and slick look. The fit is perfect and hugs each edge as if it was straight from the dealer. It's true, you get what you pay for.
I like the woven edge much better
 

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Here it is on the bike.
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