Originally posted by DarkmanTy
do frame sliders really work on minimizing damage ? and what are the going prices? i've seen some from around $48.00 to about $58.00 for my r6.
yea they really do
A dealer that i took my bike to once did a low speed drop on my right side, it damaged the upper, broke mirror off, rashed bar end, bent brake lever and pedal, rashed side faring and rashed the can where it connects to the pipe.
i ended up getting in a crash when avoiding a car, and ended up hitting parallel to a curb at about 20-25, bike slid down the slide walk about 30 feet maybe, only a little rash in the center of the right side, same rash on pipe, no damage to upper or mirror, handle bar end didnt even touch ground, brake lever got bent slightly as did the pedal, only damge that was unique to my crash was that the curb put a rash line down the bottom of the fairing and lower connecting peice.
i was so glad i got my sliders, i had even got bar end sliders, but they werent really needed, but they may help at high speeds and they look pretty cool, not to mention free due to dealer crash. only thing that really pissed me off was i got a free Yosh pipe out the deal with the dealer and i love it, its just now rashed.