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post #1 of 17 (permalink) Old 04-30-2006, 10:09 AM Thread Starter
 
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Should I get more than just frame sliders?

For track riding, should one consider more than just frame sliders? For my bike, there are swing arm sliders, fork sliders, bar end sliders, tail sliders and a slider that would protect the gear shift area. I am planning on picking up frame sliders that are offset, to avoid drilling the plastics.

What, if any, of these other sliders would you recommend?

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I'd get all that I could. It's worth it if it takes your mind off the bike a little while you're riding and on the task at hand which is not crashing. I had frame sliders and the spindles on the swingarm on mine. I also had stainless steel bar ends that were about 1 1/2 or 2 inches long.

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On my track bike I have frame sliders, swingarm sliders, barend sliders and a case cover with a huge slider on it. The more the better.

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I have swingarm spool sliders, frame sliders, and bar-end sliders. They all came in one kit from Shogun. I think it was for around $80. I want to add the case covers with sliders and the axle sliders too someday. You might as well go for it all if you want to help reduce damage during a getoff on that pretty bike. BTW, I saw two 675's at Autobahn this weekend just ripping it up.

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Why put sliders on every part of the bike and then get frame sliders that may or may not protect anything? Cut the plastic. Why wouldn't you?

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I have swingarm spool sliders, frame sliders, and bar-end sliders. They all came in one kit from Shogun. I think it was for around $80. I want to add the case covers with sliders and the axle sliders too someday. You might as well go for it all if you want to help reduce damage during a getoff on that pretty bike. BTW, I saw two 675's at Autobahn this weekend just ripping it up.

Yeah ... no kit for me, my shopping basket is well over $400 for all of it. Not that that is a lot, but I do not want to get anything that is not beneficial or necessary.
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Why put sliders on every part of the bike and then get frame sliders that may or may not protect anything? Cut the plastic. Why wouldn't you?
It is not that I wouldn't, Skyking is only offering up the offset sliders. Are you inferring that these are no good? No idea here ... looking for help.
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It is not that I wouldn't, Skyking is only offering up the offset sliders. Are you inferring that these are no good? No idea here ... looking for help.
The only problem I see is that the 'offset' part is an extra lever arm. I could see it snap there, or worse, stay intact and snap in the mount.

Look for pics of the D675 BSB bike and go from there

If they have them for your bike, I'd get case covers. You should be able to get swingarm sliders that double as spools.

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Offset sliders are notorious for bending and snapping. I had the same dilemma on my 05 zx6r but the end result of cutting looks great on the kawi. From what I've been told is that they are called frame sliders to protect just that, the frame not the body work. by attaching to a fixed rigid mount such as a motor mount the impact won't as easily shear or bend the bolt as an offset bracket is known to do. However anything is better than nothing!! my .02. I'd also put them anywhere they could go on a shiny new bike like that. An ounce of prevention......

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I just use frame sliders and solid mount foot pegs. Those two alone keep the bike off the ground.

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try this............ http://www.jacklilley.com/view_part....0&part_id=4808
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Frame sliders, solid mount pegs and case covers for me. Woodcraft should have all of these (straight frame sliders) available for the 675 soon, and Sharkskinz _should_ be in production now. Martin Eurosports had the woodcraft sliders at Road America, but didn't have them installed (they wanted to be able to ebay out the stock plastics, and Sharkskinz hadn't arrived yet). Swingarm and fork protection are a thought, but I haven't seen a lot of crash damage to those parts.
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I've also seen pics of offset frame sliders where the mounting arm actually rotates when the frame slider hits the ground and tears out chunks of the bodywork.

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Hey Brian, stay away from offset frame sliders. The force of the impact will almost guarentee them snapping. For my ZX-10R offset sliders are the norm for those who do not want to cut their fairings. I went to Champ91 and asked him if he could design a set of sliders where I wouldn't have to cut the fairing but wouldn't be offset. He came up with a pretty sweet custom set. I'll show you on Wednesday.

As for the rest, yeah for that bike of your's I would get all that you can. I'd also invest in some aftermarket bodywork. If you go down at the track that plastic will shatter. And it's more difficult re-selling a bike without it's original bodywork.

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look into axle sliders for the front. They'll help save your axle and forks.
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I've also seen pics of offset frame sliders where the mounting arm actually rotates when the frame slider hits the ground and tears out chunks of the bodywork.
I have the offset sliders on bike with race bodywork on. When i lowsided at putnam the entire slider bent to a nice 45 degree angle. I still have not taken off the bodywork, but i hope it did not bend the frame.

I would suggest a direct bolt into the frame, and a slider that is PLASTIC. I think woodcraft has got some good ones.

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