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Frame Sliders, or Cowling Guards

Has anyone used frame sliders other than the more expensive Kawasaki brand? If so, how do you like them, how much where they and where did you get them? Thanks....
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Most people are using either the Hepco and Becker or the Sw-Motech engine guards. Sliders can tend to do more damage since they are mounted with all the stress at one point were as the guards have more surface area.
A search can locate them easy.


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Or use both.



I've never laid down my V so I do not know how effective the fairing sliders would be. I think the engine guard would take the brunt of the damage and the slider would keep the fairing off of the ground but with out much weight on it. I would not use these sliders on their own without the engine guard. I got the sliders from a seller on ebay and they are meant for a ninja 650r but bolt in just fine.


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Use both, but the frame slider wont be able to save you from damage as its mounting is such. Better to use H&B crash bars. My V came with the frame slide so just left it there.



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Brothercannon, I looked all over. Where exactally can I find that small slider to protect the fairing. Thanks.
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I found these sliders from they same seller I purchased mine from. The look like the same thing but are aluminum and not plastic.

http://cgi.ebay.com/ebaymotors/2005-...Q5fAccessories


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Try this cool ones and are more practical in design for use on cowling.
http://www.indysuperbike.com/custome...t=33657&page=1

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Try this cool ones and are more practical in design for use on cowling.
http://www.indysuperbike.com/custome...t=33657&page=1


Fastoman, your link took me to Yamaha R6 frame sliders. Do they fit the V?
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Fastoman, your link took me to Yamaha R6 frame sliders. Do they fit the V?
They have ones for the V and I am sure someone here in the forum has posted it.
This slides are better to be fitted to the cowing as they are more flushed to the cowling then the others.
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http://www.kawasakiversys.com/forums...+frame+sliders

http://www.kawasakiversys.com/forums...+frame+sliders

http://www.spieglerusa.com/cfm/FrameSliders.cfm (try this link and they have one for the V)

found the thread. Here is all on Frame sliders.Hope it helps.

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