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ok i know i know "what the hell this guy doesn't know what a frame slider is?!?!?" well i don't so can anybody tell me? how is it used, pics, etc? thanks.
 

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They are a hard plastic, usually nylon bung that bolts on to your engine. In the case of a slide they should protect your fairings & frame from major damage.




These are mine.
They have a aluminium button and carbon fiber wrapped.
You can get no-cut ones like these that use a mounting plate to offset the slider into your vent. The second option is ones where you drill holes in your fairing and bolt straight on. Some claim the latter to be better as the plate can't bend, although i have never seen a bent mounting plate.
They are a very good investment. People on this forum have had good use fomr theres. I'm sure they will let you know.
 

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yes they are a great investment. although there main job is to protect the frame from damage not the fairings. i installed a set of "race type", the type you would have to drill holes in the fairings/plastics. i have heard alot of bad stories from people in this and other forums of using the "street" sliders, no drilling needed. i didnt go with the street type because i heard the stories of peope dropping there bikes in there garage or driveway and "street" sliders brackets just snapped. imagine what would have happened if they were going at a slow 30 mph.... more damage. this is just my opinion as i looked at it from many points of view and came to the conclusion that the "race" type is the better investment.
 

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I too have heard stories................ never proof. I think the bigfoot or lochness monster got good use from a set of race types. I ASKED 2 OF MY MECH ENGINEERING MATES and both told me over 3 inches ( the lenght of the plate ) the is no chance a 170kg force could snap a 8 mm aluminum plate. I have entrusted my 2nd best ride on their opinion. I don't plan on dropping it anyway and they look sweet. I totally agree if you want undoubtable security chance drilling offset nasty holes in your plastic. If its a "just in case thing" ( like me ) get the good lookin streeters. your not gonna drop it anyway. The other thing is make sure if you buy the sliders ( engine mount ) you buy the swing arm sliders too or your wasting 1/2 the protection. If you plan on doing track days these things WILL NOT save your bike from a 267kmh crash. they are designed to help minimise slow speed lowsides etc. Driveway/girlfriend fuckups. Still get em. NOW. or regret the $1000+ repair bill.
 

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Cral42 said:
...... The other thing is make sure if you buy the sliders ( engine mount ) you buy the swing arm sliders too or your wasting 1/2 the protection. If you plan on doing track days these things WILL NOT save your bike from a 267kmh crash. they are designed to help minimise slow speed lowsides etc. Driveway/girlfriend fuckups. Still get em. NOW. or regret the $1000+ repair bill.
what exactly are the swingarms and engine mount sliders, any pics? i am more of a visual person. thanks guys, been a lot of help, i just want to make sure, because i'm just gonna be a beginner rider and don't wnat to mess anything up.
 

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The problem with frame sliders is you can end up stripping your motor mounts out. A 905 cage is the best protects your engine and cover as well.
 

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Sliders are good get some.

Be careful when you install them.
 

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Someone on r6messagenet.com posted pictures mid summer showing the damage he had from going down with with "street" sliders.

It was nasty!!, would have been better off without sliders at all.

The slider caught something pulled towards the back, breaking the plastics and cracked the mounting hole, and broke the bolt off inside the engine mount. That made me decide on "race" versions and recommend race versions from taht point on.

They are cheaper too.
 
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