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Good day everyone!

I take delivery of my '08 Fireblade in a few weeks, and in the meantime I get the joy of ordering all the toys and gadgets needed for a new bike.

The big one - frame sliders. I'm leaning towards getting the R&G Aero bobbins from R&G Racing (Honda CBR1000RR Aero Style Crash Protectors CP0228) and I have friends who swear by Sato Racing products.

I'm honestly don't know how these engine case sliders will work in a crash, but they do look interesting: SATO RACING | CBR1000RR ('08) ENGINE SLIDER.

Does anyone know anything about the Sato sliders? Would they be more or less likely to protect the frame and plastics in a crash? Or would a traditional type of frame slider like the R&G's be better in a crash?

I think I know the answer, but I thought I'd ask here first!

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Looks like you should just get both of them to cover your bases. The Sato Engine sliders look pretty cool and appear as if they were going to function well.
 

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Just a question relating to this post, Does anyone have any crash bobbins that don't require drilling of the fairing? On an '05 blade.
I have never bothered on this bike because I dont want to cut the fairing, but I have dropped it twice recently and needed to replace the top fairing and the second time had to plastic weld the bottom section! I have had R & G ones in the past which have always been good, but as I say I really dont like the look of a bobbin sticking out of the fairing. I have seen a few with brackets to clear the fairing but dont have any personal experience with them, Cheers.
 

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I honestly would get both.

I currently have R&G bungs aswell as swing arm bobbins on the Blade and can honestly say they have saved me quite a bit of money each time they have needed to be used.

I've seen some rashed '08 CBRs and the engine cases are one of the main areas which get affected thus making me lean towards the satos. (Ive seen the Carbon covers but these look a lot more "meatier") The R&Gs would help in saving your precious fairings as they have done mine.
 

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Does anyone know anything about the Sato sliders? Would they be more or less likely to protect the frame and plastics in a crash? Or would a traditional type of frame slider like the R&G's be better in a crash?


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Tommy,
the engine sliders are not designed to protect the frame or plastics, as the name suggests they are designed to protect the engine casings. ( so in the event of a minor fall you don't crack the casings and loose all your precious oil)

to protect the fairings, you will need the traditional type of frame sliders

R&G also do engine sliders
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If you are going to crash, expect the worst.

The R&G and Sato Protectors will help minimalise damage but in a crash, you are bound to get a few things broken/rashed.
 

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If you are going to crash, expect the worst.

The R&G and Sato Protectors will help minimalise damage but in a crash, you are bound to get a few things broken/rashed.
Oh, I do know that. I had a lowside on my old Duc Monster back in April. I had scratches in the most unbelievable places. The frame sliders I had on that bike did their job and protected the frame, engine and tank from any structural damage.

A few scratches don't bother me. Major damage does - that's why I made my original post. Will be getting the R&G sliders, bobbins and probably the engine case pieces as well. I'm putting bar end mirrors on, so those will take a good bit of any damage to the bars in a crash.

Anyway, the '08 Blade I'm buying was a press bike, and has a scratch or two already.

Thanks for all the thoughts! I appreciate it!

Pics coming soon!
 

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Oh, I do know that. I had a lowside on my old Duc Monster back in April. I had scratches in the most unbelievable places. The frame sliders I had on that bike did their job and protected the frame, engine and tank from any structural damage.

A few scratches don't bother me. Major damage does - that's why I made my original post. Will be getting the R&G sliders, bobbins and probably the engine case pieces as well. I'm putting bar end mirrors on, so those will take a good bit of any damage to the bars in a crash.

Anyway, the '08 Blade I'm buying was a press bike, and has a scratch or two already.

Thanks for all the thoughts! I appreciate it!

Pics coming soon!
Make sure you get rid of that hidious tail! (Where the numberplate fixes...) - I can't stand them.

You can also get R&G bar ends, swing arm bobbins and bobbins that fix to the front wheel (help with lifting the front up)... Might be able to do a deal if you bought the whole set???
 

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those Sato sliders are pretty sweet but I'd probably go with a Woodcraft billet aluminum slider with replaceable skid plate on the clutch side (similar to the Sato piece) and then a billet aluminum cover for the left side such as a Woodcraft. cheap replaceable sliders on the Woodcraft stuff is a nice plus. a bit more money that way but I think its a little more protection.
 
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