Tank Traction Pads in School Questions/General Discussion Posted July 2, 2010 · Report reply I was wondering if it's a good idea to install tank traction pads (i.e. StompGrip, TechSpec, etc.) on the tank? what are pros and cons? Pros: More stability when cornering and especially under braking, traction provide essential weight transfer point from rider to center mass of bike, and frees the rider's arms/hand to "control" the bike and not using it as a brace. Cons: It cost money. Probably the best $40 I ever spent.