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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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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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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.
cheers :thumb:
 

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TGZ13 said:
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 :idunno:
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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So those who advised me, heard only part of the truth and messed up my (dare I say BRILLIANT) idea for an investment! :evilaugh: So plastic ones are the better, the metal ones don't 'give' in a time of need.
 

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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! :twofing:
 

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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. :idunno:

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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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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MrX954 said:
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.
 

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MrX954 said:
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 :D
 

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DUX said:
Well said. You should have posted before I typed three confusing paragraphs trying to say the same thing :D
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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Saw a guy tip his bike over yeserday at a track day. No speed, he just spazzed. No damage to fairing or anything but maybe the tip of the slider and the footpeg. Sliders seem to have paid for themselves right there. :D

Let the rider who has never said "Doh!" cast the first stone. :)
 

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Do any of you guys have those really long (maybe 6 inch) delrin frame sliders? I have intuitive sliders and my bike has seen 2 low speed drops on the left side. Both times it broke the case cover. I was wondering if the added leverage on these extended sliders would have the potential to break stuff? Could they possibly only break the bolt and nothing else? :idunno:
 

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Get your self some sliders....they are worth every penny.I got run off the road the other week and the sliders took most of the brunt. My frame is straight...got a few grazes on my stator cover and pegs, blinkers mirrors and fairing....but without them the whole left side would have been trash. :thumb:
 

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They were the first thing I put on my bike when I got it in 2000. Took me 4 years to actually use them, bike fell off the swingarm stand and landed on it's side. Only scratches on the fairing are minor.

The bike was fully on it's right side. Only places that touched down other than the slider was the very edge of the slipon flange and the lower fairing.

Pic of the damage
http://www.cbr929rr.com/images/thumb/side.jpg

Best investment I've made on the bike, really paid off.
 

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CBRVFR said:
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! :twofing:
The also make great auxilliary handlebars so you can tuck right in for top speed runs.
 
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