I have a new Gs500 and I want to protect the paintwork on the tank. I went and bought one of those staggered tank protectors that go up the 'spine of the tank. It does well to protect against the buckle of my belt or the clasp on my jacket. However where my legs touch on the side of the tank is rubbing and there are slight scratch marks on the tank from this. How do I protect against this? A colleague suggested good quality book contact - cut to shape - is a cheap yet effective method. Would you agree?