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post #1 of 9 (permalink) Old 05-01-2008, 04:15 PM Thread Starter
 
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Bar-end sliders, recommendations please...

I bought a set last year. Before passing tech, Wink told me they wouldn't last... Sure enough I go down and the damn thing snaps off and fails to protect my clip-on at all. So what kind of bar-end sliders are you using at the track? I've got woodcraft frame sliders and wouldn't switch for the world, but they don't seem to make a bar-end slider.
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I use OES and they are ok. Just do a search, but I really wouldn't expect them to protect too much.

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No bar end sliders on Woodcraft or Vortex clip-ons. Bar ends are for the street.

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Correct me if Im wrong but the clip-ons are "fragile" persay and adding an extension they lets them essentially stick out further would seem to endanger them more. A really stubby end, thats shorter than a stock bar end and shaped sorta like a mushroom top, made of something extra "slidy" like delrin or UHMW polyethylene. Ive never looked at or even thought about bar ends before now but youve definately got my curiosity goin. Time to play with 3-d cad a little
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No bar end sliders on Woodcraft or Vortex clip-ons. Bar ends are for the street.
Alright, I'll cancel that order and go buy some clip-ons...
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Alright, I'll cancel that order and go buy some clip-ons...
very wise choice. check out some other boards. I have seen some used sets for sale. you need 48mm. I suggest woodcraft since you can take them on and off without touching the forks or tripple tree. if you are part of nesba the guys at turn one racing can help you out or talk to HIX. they are one of his sponsors.

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BTW - Looking forward to riding with you again Kyle. What track are we gonna see you first at?

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BTW - Looking forward to riding with you again Kyle. What track are we gonna see you first at?
I'll be at HPT for May 10th and 11th... And assuming I can keep the bike in one piece(for the first time) I'll be at Mid-America the week after. Get me the hell out of B!!! I want to crash at least once in I!
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