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Frame Sliders - Ay or Nay?

Want to invest in a set of sliders, but the dealer (and some friends) told me there is a chance that you might save your cosmetics but end up with a damaged(bent) frame (or something nasty to that effect).
Any comments? Looking at the .org in general, sliders are highly rated here...... . Any one know of the damaged frame, as I tend to specialise in worst luck and worst case scenario's! Thx.
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Re: Frame Sliders - Ay or Nay?

Sliders are a must. Possibly the first thing to put on the bike, depending on how clumsy or unlucky you are.
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Re: Frame Sliders - Ay or Nay?

Sliders yes... just get the plastic ones.... none of those metal jammies or cf

The idea is to wear them down to prevent as much damage to the "frame" and possibly engine casings as possible. The hard ones will dig in and possibly toss your bike for a loop, although I am not saying it cant happen either way
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Re: Frame Sliders - Ay or Nay?

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Sliders are a must. Possibly the first thing to put on the bike, depending on how clumsy or unlucky you are.
They are next on my list but I have to cut the fairings on my bike
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Re: Frame Sliders - Ay or Nay?

i just put some on my blade,it cost me $110.00 everyone i have spoken to recomend it.dont bother going and getting the chrome metal ones cos its going to be a cosmetic inclusion insted od of a preventive device mate.
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Sliders yes... just get the plastic ones.... none of those metal jammies or cf

The idea is to wear them down to prevent as much damage to the "frame" and possibly engine casings as possible. The hard ones will dig in and possibly toss your bike for a loop, although I am not saying it cant happen either way
I have heard the same. Plastic/delrin sliders abrade without tweaking the bike, wheras metal or other hard type sliders can hook and put some energy into the frame.

I have no personal experience either way however.
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Re: Frame Sliders - Ay or Nay?

Delrin frame sliders are a MUST!!! They held up great in my crash and I had minimal lower fairing damage. Too bad they couldn't protect my forks.

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Re: Frame Sliders - Ay or Nay?

So those who advised me, heard only part of the truth and messed up my (dare I say BRILLIANT) idea for an investment! So plastic ones are the better, the metal ones don't 'give' in a time of need.
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Re: Frame Sliders - Ay or Nay?

They also come in handy as faux 'highway pegs' when you pass a Harley that had been holding you up in the twisties. Especially effective with the digital salute!
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They also come in handy as faux 'highway pegs' when you pass a Harley that had been holding you up in the twisties. Especially effective with the digital salute!
I prefer the long glare through the dark smoke shield... I love to mess with them by making them think
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Re: Frame Sliders - Ay or Nay?

Luckily I don't have much experience with the function of sliders, but it seems to me that they are a great idea for instances where you lose traction, lay the bike down and slide (pointing out the obvious, I know.) I would think that the majority of incidents at the track are this type.

That said, wouldn't you have to really slam the bike onto the sliders to damage the frame? Granted, the sliders may hook in grass and flip the bike, but then again so might anything else hanging off.

I'll take my chance with sliders. If something major enough happens to bend the frame, I've probably got other more important issue to worry about.
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Re: Frame Sliders - Ay or Nay?

When I pondered sliders or not I figured if I was in a bad enough crash that I have to worry about sliders bending my frame the bike would have been toast w/o sliders anyways, but for those annoying low speed drops they will save your bike for sure.

Thats my opinion if it helps.
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When I pondered sliders or not I figured if I was in a bad enough crash that I have to worry about sliders bending my frame the bike would have been toast w/o sliders anyways, but for those annoying low speed drops they will save your bike for sure.

Thats my opinion if it helps.
yup. if anything they'll save your a few hundred dollars on that stupid occassion where you drop the bike at like 5 mph. a friend of mine once hit some lady because she stopped suddenly and he went to swerve around here and then she decided to turn to where he going to get into a driveway. well ihs frame slider ripped a gash from her rear door to the front fender and he broke her mirror off with his head then rolled over the hood. Then got up and yelled at her (he was fine and the police who came said it was all her fault). and there wasn't anything wrong with his bike. could have beena few scratches but I'm not even sure, wasn't there. its a 954 so no problem with the Honda frame.

if you can't convince them, confuse them.
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When I pondered sliders or not I figured if I was in a bad enough crash that I have to worry about sliders bending my frame the bike would have been toast w/o sliders anyways, but for those annoying low speed drops they will save your bike for sure.

Thats my opinion if it helps.

Well said. You should have posted before I typed three confusing paragraphs trying to say the same thing
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Well said. You should have posted before I typed three confusing paragraphs trying to say the same thing
Well thanks DUX, feels good to be able to put in useful input to this site ...may be only the second time its happened but hey gotta start somewhere right?
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