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Frame Sliders?

Anybody know of any suppliers in the USA or Canada that have frame sliders that fit the versys?.......thx
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frame sliders

try twistedthrottle.com
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I found some much cheaper on cyclepartsnation.com (about 16$ each compared to 180$ a pair on twisted throttle)...but I don't know what there worth...I've been thinking of adding some protection on my versys too..
http://www.cyclepartsnation.com/

I'd be interested to know too if anyone here has tried any of them out on their bike.

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For what it is worth I would get lsl sliders.

http://www.spieglerusa.com/cfm/FrameSliders.cfm
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Get them for the 650r and they should mount right to the two angled down tubes.
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humm...I'm not sure they would fit looking at the fairing of the 650R...
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You want a mount like this that attaches to the tube frame.

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I just called them but with the sliders, mounts, shipping, it's almost 200$US for a pair...I know it can save lots of damage...but still...200$ for 2 pucks...is expensive in my opinion...
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I just called them but with the sliders, mounts, shipping, it's almost 200$US for a pair...I know it can save lots of damage...but still...200$ for 2 pucks...is expensive in my opinion...
My thoughts are if you do get something get the best. Do not go cheap on something like this.
Woodcrafts are even more expensive.
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How can it be so expensive for 2 nylon pucks...??...I guess Ill just hope I won't drop the bike!
http://www.seastarsuperbikes.co.uk/k...s&detail=12539
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I just ordered these:

http://www.superbikestore.com/VersysFittingKit.JPG

Along with these (black of course):

http://www.superbikestore.com/crash_posts.htm

From these guys:

http://www.superbikestore.com/versys.htm


I'll let you know how they turn out. $92.00 for the set including shipping & they're on their way!



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Just ordered the same kit. 108$ to have it shipped in Montreal canada. Now Ill try to find some front and rear axle sliders to install eventually...after I have tiddied up the tail...
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I ordered mine from superbike.com as well with the aluminum slider. looks pretty cool
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Powerbronze frame sliders

My sliders came in today. Great customer service & really fast shipping from these guys!!

http://www.superbikestore.com/versys.htm

Installation was fairly easy. Seems like a good product, though I'm not sure how well they'll hold up in a slide with any kind of speed. They're made of some kind of plastic-rubber stuff. I was expecting something a little harder. I hope I never have to test them!

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This is where it mounts. Its a very solid place for mounting:




How it mounts, pretty much the same for both sides, other than the number of spacers used (3 on one side, 2 on the other):




Mounted:









As you can see from a couple of the pictures above, removing the lower screw from the radiator guard on both side makes this job quite a bit easier. The mounting instructions say you may have to trim the radiator guard, but I didn't have to. They touch, but not bad.


Finished with the cool "Versys" logo installed:




View from the seat:




Interestingly, the right one seems to stick out a little further from the bike, but being on the kickstand might have skewed the measurement a bit, even though I tried to compensate for the lean:






Overall I'm happy with them. I guess there isn't much out there that'll protect the two plastic side panels that go from the tank to the head light. They kind of stick out there, mockingly, as if to say, "Go ahead, lay it down. I'm the first to go... And I'm pricey!!"

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They look ok.
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There aren't too many choices. I didn't really want crash bars, although I did consider them. These are priced right, so I figured I'd give 'em a shot.



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The handle bars should protect the tank sides in most cases I think...but I do wonder how well these would hold in a crash...the bolt being deep inside the soft plastic sliders...

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The handle bars should protect the tank sides in most cases I think...but I do wonder how well these would old in a crash...the bolt being deep inside the soft plastic sliders...

Exactly my concern. They're not soft plastic, but they're not delrin. I wish they were delrin. I went to Moto Liberty in San Antonio & looked at the Shogun sliders. They're made of delrin. Its a nice material. Definitely better than the Powerbronze, but they don't make them for the Versys. I'm thinking of taking one off the bike & going back to the store & see if I can match it up to one of the Shogun sliders. They mount the same way. Of course, it will end up being fairly expensive doing that.

Hind sight is 20/20...



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quick question

Rick what type of warranty do you get there in the states, IE how long is your base warranty with a new bike.....
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I wrote the store to ask them if I could return the sliders when I receive them but they charge a 10% restocking fee and I have to pay shipping...Ill probably use that and maybe next year buy a crash bar instead...it wasn't that much more expensive compared to the sliders and must protect twice as much being bolted in many points...

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