I put them on last night, application is quite easy, took about an hour including sculpting a middle tank pad from left overs, plus I spent about an hour the other night working out the best shape & cutting them to size. I bought the generic kit because they don't make a specific kit for my bike, half an hour would a generous amount of time to fit if you had tailor made pads. Riding to work this morning, my immediate thought was 'Holy Shit, I feel really planted on the bike'. Gripping the tank was not only easier, it seems to be a lot more intuitive, & this translate into confidence. One of the nicest commutes I've had in a long time, & a very smooth one, usually I struggle with smoothness in the traffic, especially when I don't commute regularly. Under heavy braking there's no movement, no more sliding forward & banging you're balls into that tank, that's a relief! Easily the most bang for buck mod I have done to the bike, & that list is pretty long! OK, they look a bit naff, but they are well worth the sacrifice, can't wait to get into the hills or on the track.