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Anyone out there know of some frame sliders for a 900RR that do not require you to cut the fairings to put them on? What is the point of cutting a fairing to put something on to protect a fairing you just cut?
 

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No really, I have seen a 95 Blade frame twisted and engine mount busted off the motor because of them... Even if its just a fall off the stand, the slider bolted through the frame into the engine will take all the weight of the bike.
 

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they helped prevent about $600 (or more) in damage on a friend of mines brand spanking new 2007 bike when she dropped it the first time she rode it......better to have them,than to not in ,my opinion
 

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I think it depends on the impact. A direct fall can result in more harm than good.

I have them and it didn't take a whole lot to install them. (I had to cut)
 

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See I like the idea of them, but it really just doesnt make sense to cut a perfectly good beautiful fairing. I have heard there are sliders out there for the 954 that don't require cutting but I can't find anything for the 900.
 

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Some bikes require cutting the fairing to mount sliders, others don't. It's usually good insurance for protecting your bike if you go down as they can reduce damage not only to the fairings, but the engine covers, subframe, pegs, etc. Well worth it, IMO...:twocents:
 

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the ones you are looking for are called no cut sliders.... you should read reviews online, most people say they can do more damage than good... try motovation.com... they make no cut and race sliders...
 

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The problem with a no cut is that they are offset by design. Part of how a frame slider works is that it is in an engine mount that is a strong location by moving it off center you apply a torque to the mount (a bad thing) :idunno:
 

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The problem with a no cut is that they are offset by design. Part of how a frame slider works is that it is in an engine mount that is a strong location by moving it off center you apply a torque to the mount (a bad thing) :idunno:
makes sense... oh well, im confident enough in my riding to not want to cut through my fairings just to put them on.
 

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makes sense... oh well, im confident enough in my riding to not want to cut through my fairings just to put them on.

Bring your bike to a local welding shop, tell them what you want and i'm sure they can fabricate a bracket for both sides for around $50 or so.And "confidence" in your riding may not be the problem,but what about if you contact a patch of sand or oil coming to a stop ? Sh*t does happen. I was working on my bike over the winter, parked it in my driveway, started walking away into my garage, and BAMM, the bastard fell over as the kick stand dug into the gravel.The slider did it's job,it's stupid sh*t like that where they come in handy also....go to a welding/machine shop,and check it out, won't cost you anything to have them give you an estimate :thumb:
 

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You can cut your fairings to put in the sliders and still make it look great. I think mine look better with the sliders than it did without
 

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makes sense... oh well, im confident enough in my riding to not want to cut through my fairings just to put them on.
So you don't wear a helmet?


I assume you do but yet you have confidence in your riding. Frame sliders are there to protect for what you don't plan on. Certainly I understand that the risk of no gear and frame sliders are not equivalent but I thought I would throw the thought out as one you should consider :thumb:
 

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oggy knobbs here in Australia specialise in no cut sliders.Top quality and probably the most common brand over here.Cant guarantee that they are no cut for your model though.Have them on the 954 took 5 min to install.
 

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So you don't wear a helmet?


I assume you do but yet you have confidence in your riding. Frame sliders are there to protect for what you don't plan on. Certainly I understand that the risk of no gear and frame sliders are not equivalent but I thought I would throw the thought out as one you should consider :thumb:
i dont get on the bike without my gear on. (helmet included)

You can cut your fairings to put in the sliders and still make it look great. I think mine look better with the sliders than it did without
I know you can make it look great with the fairings cut but i really just dont want to cut them, defeats the purpose for me.

Bring your bike to a local welding shop, tell them what you want and i'm sure they can fabricate a bracket for both sides for around $50 or so.And "confidence" in your riding may not be the problem,but what about if you contact a patch of sand or oil coming to a stop ? Sh*t does happen. I was working on my bike over the winter, parked it in my driveway, started walking away into my garage, and BAMM, the bastard fell over as the kick stand dug into the gravel.The slider did it's job,it's stupid sh*t like that where they come in handy also....go to a welding/machine shop,and check it out, won't cost you anything to have them give you an estimate :thumb:
i know sh*t happens, and im still looking for the no cut sliders but if i cant find them for my bike im going to go without sliders... and as far as parking in gravel, not to be an ass or anything but if you would have used a parking puck chances are it wouldn't have fallen over.
 

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My 900rr (1995) fell over at a stand still onto the frame slider. It did zero damage to the frame or only scuffed the frame slider a little. It fell on a concrete surface. I have delrin plastic sliders.

I don't recomend the aluminum sliders unless they have a plastic puck on the end.
 
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