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    Frame sliders?

    Who has frame sliders? My mentality was "Just dont drop the bike". However I have seen and heard many horror stories. Garage tip overs, or coming back to a tipped bike. I cant help to think that $50 bucks might save a lot during a mishap thats in or out of your control.

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    Re: Frame sliders?

    The first thing that went on my bike at the dealership and the ONLY thing that needed replaced after a 15mph drop 600 miles later. Need I say more?
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    Re: Frame sliders?

    tex - I think that will be my next purchase, I wish I had thought of it before I just put in a order for some bike parts.

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    Re: Frame sliders?

    There's a reason that track bikes have sliders on the forks, swingarms and frame. They work and are definitely worth it. Having a naked bike, I don't care about breaking plastics, but I'd rather not scratch up my frame, tank or engine. Also it gives a little bit more space for my legs if I'm still on my bike and it's sliding along.

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    Re: Frame sliders?

    I'm in the minority and won't put them on. I don't push the bike to its limits and I do know my limits...

    I haven't dropped a bike (except my Goldwing, stopped, atop a very curved road and tipped onto the crash bars,while stopped yet!) since 2004. That includes a fully faired FJR, (considerably heavier than the FZ with a lot more plastic).

    Its few and far inbetween, (on this forum especially) of several busted frames / engine blocks on certain types of crashes due to the TOG causing un-due leverage busting the frame/block.

    IMHO, I'd rather replace plastic than an engine or frame.

    With that said, in most cases, they do work well. Just make sure you have a long enough bolt for the TOG's as some have reported the bolts too short and have stripped the engine block threads while being installed.
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    Re: Frame sliders?

    Can someone recommend some good yet inexpensive frame sliders? I need to buy some.

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    Re: Frame sliders?

    I recognize the small chance that the frame sliders can cause additional strain on the frame, but my thought is that if I go down very gently, the sliders will protect my tank and frame, if I go down a little faster, the sliders could allow frame damage, but at that point I will be totaling the bike and collecting insurance.

    So, the sliders protect me from stupid small mistakes, and if a nastier crash occurred, I'm probably collecting instance on the bike anyways (with or without the sliders).

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    Re: Frame sliders?

    No sliders on this bike, but I did have them on the YZF.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Fishwiz4 View Post
    I recognize the small chance that the frame sliders can cause additional strain on the frame, but my thought is that if I go down very gently, the sliders will protect my tank and frame, if I go down a little faster, the sliders could allow frame damage, but at that point I will be totaling the bike and collecting insurance.

    So, the sliders protect me from stupid small mistakes, and if a nastier crash occurred, I'm probably collecting instance on the bike anyways (with or without the sliders).

    Sent from my Droid RAZR Maxx HD
    +1 the benefit out ways the cost by far, OES is a good slider I have hear trex also woodcraft looks like a higher end with replaceable pucks


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    Re: Frame sliders?

    I've dropped my bike a few times and the frame sliders have always taken the brunt of the damage. Most recently this weekend while working on the headers I dropped it on the left side and the frame slider got a nice big gouge in it. The side panel near the seat got a small scratch and that is it! And I don't bother replacing the sliders either. They are the only part of the bike that I am OK with being scratched up.
    2005 FZ6 (40K miles): Morimoto bi-xenon projectors, HEL SS brake lines, Racetech .90 springs, Cut-down Puig windscreen, FZ1 handlebar, 17T front sprocket, heated grips, custom bar ends, 2Wheels levers, Rizoma turn signals, fender eliminator, drilled exhaust, All Balls tapered steering head bearings, frame sliders, K&N Air Filter.

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