I've been putting off getting my frame sliders for some time......which is stupid!
They'll save you lots of money if you dump your bike. The whole idea is to slide on them, instead of the frame. Some even protect your plastics pretty well. Ask char about her's, she said her plastics were saved by her Intuitive sliders.
As for steering damper. Scott's, Ohlin's, are both good ones.
Wo, what the heck does the steering dampener do, and what's a tank slapper? And that's what frame sliders do and are? They look horrid (I know, but they protect your bike). Are there different kinds? And how much does this stuff cost by the way?
Look into different frame slider makers. Some of them make brackets for them so you don't have to cut a hole in your plastic! I highly recommend the Intuitive frame sliders. My entire right side was saved by them.
A steering dampener is like a shock absorber for your steering, just like in 4x4 trucks.
A tank-slapper is when your bike starts to do some really bad head shaking, your wrists start to slap the tank becasue your handlebars are going from all the way left, to all the way right (lock to lock) so fast you can't even control it. Unless you can pull the bike out of it, you are going down. Never had this happen to me, but my boyfriend says he has, and how he gets out of it is to TRY a wheelie (at any speed), even if you can't get a wheelie up, wide open throttle will take the weight off the front, and you can set it down straight. The hard part is knowing what to do when it happens, because you only have a couple seconds. I haven't heard of the 2003 R6 ever doing it.
I bought my Scotts Steering Dampener because I was caught in a bad tank slapper. Sometimes you can’t do anything but ride the thing out. My tank slapper was so bad that my hands were shaken right off of the handles, I couldn’t do a thing. I didn’t crash it eventually straightened out but this was after slowly moving over 2 lanes on the highway. I heard that one of the worst things to do in a tank slapper is to try to resist the shake, it will perpetuate it longer. I guess you’re just supposed to loosen up, and if you can get on the gas (if you don’t lose your grip).
Check this video out, it shows someone crashing after a bad slapper –
• Frame Sliders – Protect your fairings if your bike falls over. They are usually made of plastic and bolt directly on to your frame. You put them on onto each side of your bike so that if it falls on either side the fairings are protected. They can save you hundreds if not thousands of dollars worth of damage if it falls over or you dump it. See the pictures I posted earlier in this same thread.
• I bought my Scotts Steering Dampener for about $480, it is the most adjustable out of them all (see pictures in my earlier post). Ohlins are good too.
If the explanation and the pictures don’t help I don’t know what will.
according to this place, the '03 frame sliders don't require modifying the plastics but all the other sites I have seen either say you do or don't say anything (you have to choose the '03 part number to see no asteric next to it)http://pitposse.com/yafrslkit.html
Many people are making street versions of their sliders that don't require any cutting so keep looking or email and ask. That would be you're safest bet.
Yeah okay... I think this is obvious but no seem to mention that sliders stick out farther than any other part of your bike on the side. So when your bike go down it has a nub sticking out that prevents the side from touching the ground everywhere except the slider. The only thing is your tail section can rock backwards and scuff there. The front will most likely be ok but once the bike rocks backwards say hello to two new rosey white ass cheeks on your 6.
it's really hard not to get all mean and stuff when someone keeps asking THE SAME QUESTIONS OVER AND OVER AND OVER AGAIN---say things like "frame sliders go on your helmet, all you do when you start to go down is stick your head in between the pavement and your bike and you're good to go, your helmet protects your head, and the sliders protect your bike because..." blahblahblah and blah. anyway, just get some good sliders and protect your bike. the only people that're going to think they look weird are the people who don't know what they are and who gives a **** what they think?
i guess it's best anyhow to go ahead and ask your questions. if none of us know, maybe we can tell you where, or who, to find out from.
Hey dang it. That wasn't my fault about asking the slider question over and over again. It was a faulty post, and the "Hey DJ" post was for something else. I don't know how and the heck it got like that. Error...
P.S. I do have the manual, but I just wanted second opinions from you guys on how you guys might do it. Is there any better ways than the manual?