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post #1 of 9 (permalink) Old 01-22-2004, 05:05 PM Thread Starter
 
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Question Frame Slider Question

I have a question. I'm planning on several more track days this year and I'm considering installing frame sliders. I'm not thrilled with the idea of cutting my body panels for the installation and before I proceed I would like know if anyone has installed these. Also, if you have had the unfortunate experience of going down with sliders, did they significantly reduce the damage.
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Yes, they do work well. I had a lowside and they saved a lot! I have watched numerous people crash and the bikes that have sliders can often be ridden the rest of the day. Don't go fancy with button tops, or sliders that double as tie down points etc. Get the plain old ones such as Intuitive, they flex to take the impact and then slide. If you have seen the aluminum ones, they look nice but dig in or break off.

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There are also sliders out there that don't require you to cut your fairings. Check out ebay to see what is available for your bike.
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Be careful of those sliders that dont bolt directlt through the frame into the motor. Most have a bracket that will bend back and usually break or cause more damage. Others are a shorty slider that subs as a fairing bolt (5mm threads!!!!) In other words, the just break when you just tip over.

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Be careful of those sliders that dont bolt directlt through the frame into the motor. Most have a bracket that will bend back and usually break or cause more damage. Others are a shorty slider that subs as a fairing bolt (5mm threads!!!!) In other words, the just break when you just tip over.
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Ok bad question... Anybody know of a manufacturer that makes them for an EX250... I hear ya "WHY!!!" Because I'll literally be learning to ride again after my knee heals up and I don't doubt that I'll go down once or twice

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Ok bad question... Anybody know of a manufacturer that makes them for an EX250... I hear ya "WHY!!!" Because I'll literally be learning to ride again after my knee heals up and I don't doubt that I'll go down once or twice
Intuitive is a brand I've heard of. Don't know if it will help but here's a link. Good luck.

http://inturace.com/shopsite_sc/store/html/page26.html

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Frame Sliders!

I have been wanting to put sliders in my 01 zx6r, but all the guys i ride with say that in a higher speed lay down they can break the frame or engine mount where they are mounted! What is some input on this?
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Re: Frame Sliders!

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I have been wanting to put sliders in my 01 zx6r, but all the guys i ride with say that in a higher speed lay down they can break the frame or engine mount where they are mounted! What is some input on this?
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Originally posted by cbrbob Yes, they do work well. I had a lowside and they saved a lot! I have watched numerous people crash and the bikes that have sliders can often be ridden the rest of the day. Don't go fancy with button tops, or sliders that double as tie down points etc. Get the plain old ones such as Intuitive, they flex to take the impact and then slide. If you have seen the aluminum ones, they look nice but dig in or break off.
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Originally posted by Dad His advice on this is probably as good as it gets. Being a track coach, he sees sliders tested on a regular basis. GO BOB!

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