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Question Frame Mounted Sliders

Anyone tried the frame mounted sliders being sold on Ebay by "ProjekT"? They look pretty well made and are mounted low enough to double as highway pegs.
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Looks like a good way to trash my frame in a wreck.

You can buy a new generator cover or clutch cover several times over for what sliders cost...so I just slide on that.
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I was concerned about that myself. I thought they might be good enough for a tip over but not for a slide. That's why I'm asking if anyone has tried them.
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The ones I'm referring to are about $85 plus $22 shipping. Way less than most sliders I've seen.
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clutch cover, radiator cover, tank...

sliders will cause damage to the frame only if the frame fails before the slider. unlikely, i think they've been around long enough to sort out required strength. i'm sure they've been field tested over the years.

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I would go along with what kevrider says, I believe the reason they use nylon or other types of material is to use this material as a type of sacrifice point in a lay down.
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I think you guys are probably right. There most likely wouldn't be so many sport bike riders using them if it was common for them to cause frame damage. I was also hoping to hear from anyone who may have these particular sliders because they look like they may be low enough to work as alternate position "highway pegs". I like things that serve more than one purpose.
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Yeah... I do wonder if they would work as highway pegs... Hmmm.... Who's gonna guinea pig this one?
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sliders will cause damage to the frame only if the frame fails before the slider. unlikely,.
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Look how long these things are, and they attach at an offset.
Whatever they mount to, they'll transfer a ton of torque to.
Slide on your engine case and then replace that mother.
I speak from experience.
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Shatrat, What are the details of your experience?
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are they not ment to be a piviot point along with your handlebar ends and anything else that sticks out?
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Aleeoop,
I've slid my V due to going too fast in a corner with gravel strewn across it.
I ended up having to replace my generator cover with a cover for a 650r which I got off Ebay for about $40 if I remember correctly. This was a really easy replacement, the most difficult part was getting the starter gears lined back up so I could shove the thing home.

I had to replace the fairing as well, but I dont think a slider would have saved the fairing. That's about $140 on the aftermarket.
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I'm fairly certain I've read either here or on the 650r forums that frame sliders that mount to brackets on the frame will bend those brackets in a crash. I'm pretty sure I'm not making this up, although, granted, I do drink a lot.
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Anyone tried the frame mounted sliders being sold on Ebay by "ProjekT"? They look pretty well made and are mounted low enough to double as highway pegs.
I'm pretty sure I have them, they came with the bike. I think the box they were in said ProjekT, so I assume they are the same. I do rest my feet on them, I think lower highway pegs would be better but I use them because I have them and I cant keep spending on more toys! They seem really good to me but I don't know how they would stand up in a wreck.
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Look how long these things are, and they attach at an offset.
Whatever they mount to, they'll transfer a ton of torque to.
Exactly. I think they’d be fine in a tip over but if they caught on something in a slide, I’d bet they’d bend the frame before the slider would shear.

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Crash bars are better than sliders IMO. Much better protection and less damage to frame and covers if the bike is dropped.
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I do think the sliders look good and really like the idea of being able to use them for hiway pegs but wouldn't want the possible damage. I think the SW Motech bars look the best. I will probably go with them and try to find some add on pegs that don't take away from the look of the bike like many of them do. Hmmm....that's fodder for a new thread question, isn't it?
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New slider for Metisse said to absorb the impact for a softer impact:
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New slider for Metisse said to absorb the impact for a softer impact:
http://www.whaccessories.com/Kawasak...ers-Versys.htm
Interesting concept and I like where it attaches better but the price is out of line for what it is and for this bike.


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I've got a set of Powerbronze sliders on mine and they LOOK like they bolt up the same way. The new bolt goes through the frame tab and into the engine cases on both sides. It would take a HUGE force to bend the frame, and the bolt itself would fold first......

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