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07-30-2015 08:43 AM
vonstallin
Re: Tank Sliders - User Feedback

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Originally Posted by Ebster1085 View Post
Dont think that would work as the ETI sliders are meant to fit snug over the OEM tank. With the stick on sliders applied first, I doubt it would fit properly.
Oh now...I would have stuck the stick on sliders on top of the ETI slider...but...im sure im talking out my ass....

I know i dont want to drop another $100 or so on stick on sliders..
07-30-2015 06:34 AM
Ebster1085
Re: Tank Sliders - User Feedback

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Originally Posted by vonstallin View Post
I was thinking about using both the ETI, and one of the smaller stick on type....just for double protection....possibly hitting the stick on type first and then the ETI..
Dont think that would work as the ETI sliders are meant to fit snug over the OEM tank. With the stick on sliders applied first, I doubt it would fit properly.
07-29-2015 10:37 PM
vonstallin
Re: Tank Sliders - User Feedback

I was thinking about using both the ETI, and one of the smaller stick on type....just for double protection....possibly hitting the stick on type first and then the ETI..
06-11-2015 12:48 PM
RC51
Re: Tank Sliders - User Feedback

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Originally Posted by wrx_02 View Post
Not sure where you are buying used non crashed gas tanks but you are getting screwed.
Yes it makes more sense for me to buy the Traxxion Sliders than the ETI ones at the moment. I was just wanted to know if that was my only option.
It only makes sense because you don't want to spend the money on a new set of tank grips and more expensive sliders. I was referring to the retail cost of a new tank, which now that I look is closer to $700, but I have yet to see a good shape used one for under $350 plus shipping, so yeah $500 isn't out of the range for a perfect one. If we are talking used ones that go on a track bike and you don't care what they look like, you can go cheap, and then cover them with some nice ETI sliders.

Nevermind the risk to every other part and the bike when it all goes up in flames...



Anyways, I'd take this:


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In the end, they will probably all do the job of reducing your chances of a fire as long as they stay attached. ETI just do it better than any other brand. I have yet to hear of a bike getting a punctured tank with an ETI slider, but there have been plenty of reports of punctures and a lot of damage happening with the smaller ones.


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06-10-2015 05:51 PM
The Evil Twin Traxxion Dynamics tested. 09 R6.
06-10-2015 02:32 PM
The Evil Twin ^^ what he said. It doesn't stick out as far.
06-10-2015 07:49 AM
Ebster1085
Re: Tank Sliders - User Feedback

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Originally Posted by wrx_02 View Post
I was under the impression that the 08+ R6 has a stronger tank than the 06/07.
Thanks
Not sure about stronger, but I know it doesnt have quite as large protrusions on the side which are the most exposed and vulnerable parts for failure.
06-10-2015 07:15 AM
wrx_02
Re: Tank Sliders - User Feedback

I was under the impression that the 08+ R6 has a stronger tank than the 06/07.
Thanks
06-09-2015 06:31 PM
The Evil Twin Newer model R6 can use TD just fine. The older ones <08 (?) Have bigger problems with the tank. I've seen many many many tanks come back to the paddock still holding fuel with the TD sliders. Matter of fact, I am using one right now.
06-09-2015 05:48 AM
Ebster1085
Re: Tank Sliders - User Feedback

The ETI sliders cover a larger area and connect with bolts. Its pretty obvious they provide better protection and longevity than something like Traxxion that is smaller and just attaches with some adhesive.

As others have stated throughout this thread, Traxxion and the like can easily peel off or totally degrade in a crash and leave the tank vulnerable to puncture and potentially fire. I am not saying they will, but I am saying the chance of it happening is higher for something like Traxxion than something like ETI.

Up to you if you want to take that risk over the cost of tank grips...
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