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I live in Colombia and I'm going to Houston next week, so can somebody help me to find a place where I can get some sliders for my Verys ! thanks
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Swingarm or frame sliders?

Swingarm sliders are shared with several other bikes, so almost every large motorcycle store should have something that works in stock - try the Kawasaki dealers or Cycle Gear first. The frame sliders are a lot more model specific, and I doubt anybody has Versys sliders in stock because it's not as popular as some of the sport bikes that also use them.

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I got a set of $20 ninja 650 slider from ebay. I don't remember the seller but they fit just fine.



I also have swing arm sliders/spools from T-Rex along with a set of race stands.

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Gustavo is right these should be easy to find at a dealer if you are pressed for time.


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Could your knees hit those tank sliders in an accident? It looks like they could do some real damage to you, although it looks like they would definitely protect the tank and cowlings in a fall. Beware of T-Rex spools! I had one break off when I was putting my bike on the stand.

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Could your knees hit those tank sliders in an accident? It looks like they could do some real damage to you, although it looks like they would definitely protect the tank and cowlings in a fall. Beware of T-Rex spools! I had one break off when I was putting my bike on the stand.
I suppose your knees could hit the sliders on the fairings in an accident, but I think it is a likely as your knees hitting the handle bars. The sliders are pretty far forward but who can tell what will happen in an accident.

Did the T-Rex spool/slider break or the bolt attaching it to to the swing arm?


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The spool broke and my bike fell off of the stand. I actually reused the bolt with the new spools. I guess a lot of these spools are some kind of plastic. I am going to find some metal spools.

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So I take it sliders are for when you slide on the bikes side?
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So I take it sliders are for when you slide on the bikes side?
Yup, sliders are designed to hit the pavement first and slide on it. This should minimize damage to other parts of the bike. Swing arm spools/sliders have two functions. They can act as slider but their main purpose is to give a race stand somewhere to hook on to the bike so you can pick the back tire off the ground. I plan on getting a pair of sliders for the front axle then I'll be done with sliders.


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I too am looking for both swingarm and frame sliders. Any suggestions?
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I got a set of $650 ninja 650 slider from ebay. I don't remember the seller but they fit just fine.
$650!!!!????
Is that black paint covering pure gold?

I've seen a lot of suppliers selling swingarm spools. I assume any 10mm spool will do?
Somebody on this forum turned his bar ends into sliders. Looked good too. I think I'll try that when I get the new bars.

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crap, I saw that mistake and I thought I edited it out a while ago.......


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Versys Sliders

Here is one of the mods that I made to my Versys after I dropped it of course . Would have been better if I had installed it before I dropped it but, I have to learn the hard way. The good news is that since I take it off road, I have dropped it several times since then and the sliders do help: yeah for me.

These are T-Rex Racing sliders. T-Rex is a smaller company and is very helpful and willing to work with you. Prices are very reasonable. They now include a spacer for the radiator shrowd that offers no cut install. You may need to find longer bolts for the sliders other than the standard install kit if you have the SW Motech engine guards. If you do have SW Motech Engine Guards, notify T-Rex before ordering and they may be able to supply the bolts you need.

With the SW Motech installed, the stock T-Rex bolts are too short. I can tell you that the right side bolt for the sliders needs to be 12.5 cm total. The left bolt needs to be 11.5 cm total.

Pics show the sliders with and without the SW Motech Engine Guards.

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JT 42T rear sprocket, Givi V35 PLX sidecases, Coocase V36 Topcase, SW-Motech mirror wideners, Superbike GX mirrors, MRA VarioTouringScreen, ROX Anti-vibe Risers, T-Rex sliders, SW Motech engine guards, Motowerks Lowering Link
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Here is one of the mods that I made to my Versys after I dropped it of course . Would have been better if I had installed it before I dropped it but, I have to learn the hard way. The good news is that since I take it off road, I have dropped it several times since then and the sliders do help: yeah for me.

These are T-Rex Racing sliders. T-Rex is a smaller company and is very helpful and willing to work with you. Prices are very reasonable. They now include a spacer for the radiator shrowd that offers no cut install. You may need to find longer bolts for the sliders other than the standard install kit if you have the SW Motech engine guards. If you do have SW Motech Engine Guards, notify T-Rex before ordering and they may be able to supply the bolts you need.

With the SW Motech installed, the stock T-Rex bolts are too short. I can tell you that the right side bolt for the sliders needs to be 12.5 cm total. The left bolt needs to be 11.5 cm total.

Pics show the sliders with and without the SW Motech Engine Guards.

Thanks for sharing the slider info. I'm going to order some tomorrow!
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$70!?!?! That is expensive!!!! But I'll be honest...... I used them for my FZ1 and they worked......twice!! I remember the price being closer to $30 though. Maybe I'm getting dementia.

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I have motowerk spools on my swingarm. Used them several times with my rear stand. I love them. Being that lovely aluminum they fit well with the swingarm.

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These are T-Rex Racing sliders. T-Rex is a smaller company and is very helpful and willing to work with you. Prices are very reasonable. They now include a spacer for the radiator shrowd that offers no cut install. You may need to find longer bolts for the sliders other than the standard install kit if you have the SW Motech engine guards.
Don't Stop - how do those mount? One faster with a bracket to position the slider? What size is the faster - 8 mm? From the pics it seems like a lot of pressure could be put on the fastener if just one but I don't have a bike to look at. Obviously different motorcycle, but my SV used the motor mount points which made for a strong mounting point and 10mm bolt IIRC. You mention that you've dropped yours since - low side or simple drop? Curious because I'm looking at possible sliders for my 2011 and seems like the choices are T-Rex, eBay special, LSL, and Puig.

Thanks in advance!
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The sliders mount on the Versys by using a frame bolt to fasten the metal base to the frame. Then, the slider itself has a long bolt through the middle to fasten it to the supplied metal base.

T-Rex worked with me to develop their kit to supply Versys owners. I was their test dummy for this bike.

I don't recall the sizes and I'm not at my bike at the moment.

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Never had a problem with my t-rex frame sliders.
I think they were approx $60 shipped to me in Canada
I just wish I could find some t-rex front axel sliders.
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Loves my T-Rex sliders on my long haul today. They make great highway pegs.
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Never had a problem with my t-rex frame sliders.
I think they were approx $60 shipped to me in Canada
I just wish I could find some t-rex front axel sliders.


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