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post #1 of 28 Old 08-19-2003, 1:29 PM Thread Starter
 
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Re: frame sliders

I was going to get some Intuitive frame sliders, but first want to be convinced that they will really protect my bike as much as I want them to. What will they protect and won't they protect? It looks like on the left side, the engine cover will still get messed up. Anyone have any comparisons of with and without crashes on a 929?
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Sorry but that is a question that cannot possibly be answered as there are way to many variables. Even when the bike is at a standstill there are variables such as the road surface (pavement or gravel). If the bike were in motion it would be impossible to determine the outcome. The frame sliders protect exactly what the name implies, it's main function is to help minimize any damage to the frame don't get me wrong it does help minimize bodywork damage as well but do not expect the sliders to protect 100% of the bike or the bodywork.
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Yeah the'yre worth it. And yes, your cover will still touch down if you crash while moving.



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Aside from good gear (well made riding jacket, quality helmet, leather gloves, long pants and heavy boots at a minimum) and perhaps rider's training, sliders are probably the best money you spend on your hobby.
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Re: frame sliders

New case cover is only about $56. I'd be more worried if it slammed down and broke at the mounting points on the block. I held on to mine at the track when I went down on the left side (turn 8 @ JenningsGP) and thanks to the frame sliders, rear peg, case cover and bar end, the paint was never touched. Lucky me.
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smkeatr : New case cover is only about $56. *I'd be more worried if it slammed down and broke at the mounting points on the block. *I held on to mine at the track when I went down on the left side (turn 8 @ JenningsGP) and thanks to the frame sliders, rear peg, case cover and bar end, the paint was never touched. *Lucky me.
Turn One Jennings, case cover scratched... a rock scratched the fairing down low and there was sand everywhere... look in the gallery and you can see the crash... Intuitive sliders are worth it... I bought the swingarm slider too as my cheapo LP bobbins were scuffed to hell.
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Re: frame sliders

DEFINETLY worth it!!!
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bullsnake, quit dwelling on the thought of a damaged case cover - that is a cheap fix. Frame sliders are one of the cheapest mods you can do for your bike. They invariably save much grief, heartache, and $$ in damaged plastics, and plastics is where the 'real' replacement money comes in.
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Re: frame sliders

Absolutely, positively, most definitively worth it.
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Re: frame sliders

Get some just stay away from the Lockhart Phillips carbon fiber ones with the stainless steal tops.......they do more damage than good....and I know
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Re: frame sliders

KIDRR, what was wrong with the carbon inlay sliders with the aluminum caps? what exactly happened?

Yes, I have them. I friend had them to but when he crashed the bolt busted.
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Re: frame sliders

That's like saying, 'I'm going to have sex with the town bicycle, do you think condoms are worth it?'
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WyseOne : KIDRR, what was wrong with the carbon inlay sliders with the aluminum caps? what exactly happened?
Yes, I have them. I friend had them to but when he crashed the bolt busted.
I was considering those too, but heard the bolts snap off because the screwed in aluminum end caps don't slide very well on pavement and can actually cause more damage.

I ordered the Shogun Frame Sliders from RideGear. Should get them any day now.

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Re: frame sliders

Good for low sides, not so good for high sides. I high sided and it just bent the frame slider and hit all fairings on one side and the engine cover. I think if it had been a low side it wouldn't have happened so harshly. Oh well, I still think they are worth it.

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Re: frame sliders

I wasn't dwelling on the thought of a damaged case cover. I was just wondering if they stuck out far enough to protect it as well as the plastic. I was going to get them either way, as I know they do help in a crash, I was more wondering how much they help.
Thanks for all your input.
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