Fuel tank paint protection

What have others done to protect the fuel tank paintwork ?
I have a matt black V7 Stone.
I have some heavy duty helicopter tape that I was thinking might make tank side protection.
Is there anything off the shelf that will protect the tank, look good and be removable when not wanted?

I use a Bagster tank cover. I have been using the tank bags that fit it for the last 15 years on various bike’s. Not sure if it looks good but it works for me.


Yes that looks great. I can’t find anything for the new 850 V7 20 onwards.
can you point me in the direction of a retailer that might stock them? I don’t know if the 850V7 has a different shaped / size tank over previous models.
Who makes / imports them?

Bagstar are a French company with an online shop.
Both sportsbikeshop and motolegends stock their products.

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I transferred mine from my V7 111, the tank is the same size. I bought it online from a shop in Italy for about £110. The shop in Italy did not apply vat and I didn’t pay vat on its arrival here, so I was quite happy with that. Cannot remember the name of the shop but will see if I can find it for you.

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I think it was this place.

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Thanks. Very useful information.

tarnbaz - I have ordered one from that company - thanks
PS they have asked for £103 Fingers crossed there’s no VAT or import duty to pay.

Pleased to be of help to an ex V strommer !

An ex V-Strommer, indeed. Too old to get my leg over the saddles of those so the flat’ish seat of the V7 is perfect and so very comfortable. I guess the “Brockett” gave me.

I have recently bought a v7 850 stone with a lovely looking fuel tank in matt grey. After giving it a good ole clean I thought I’d use the polish sealer that I use on the car. Although it says “extra gloss protection” on the bottle it I think it means if you have a gloss surface it’ll protect it. It looks fine on the tank and should give a years protection. As far as I know £14.50 at Halfords. So happy days.

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Silly me. Forgot to say its Autoglym