Frame Sliders for 6th Gen

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  1. SimplyRED

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    Looking for some frame sliders for my 6th gen. Not sure if they're worth it, but I'm vertically challenged and I fear the tip over more than I care to admit too.
    ALSO, if I am going to install, I'll need them to be colour matched (I'm a girl:tongue:) Candy Apple Red. So if you know anywhere that supplies...

    Thanks in advance boys...
    Red!
     
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    I don't think I've seen color'd frame sliders. I always saw black. I guess you can always get them painted but not sure how good it can stick to the sliders.
     
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    I would lower the bike with Lush racing
    I have a set of frame slider and not yet install. I am not going to drill the fairing and my coolant bottle. So it still in the garage collecting dust. IMO I do not think the frame slider would help from a slow drop
     
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    Wow, I didn't knew you had to drill the coolant bottle for the frame sliders. I guess I will never be getting them then.
     
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    There are several type out there in the market but the strongest one you have to install thru the frame and the fairing. There are many thread regarding this issue
     
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    S-Red, have we gotten a picture yet of you and your bike ? Scrubby suggested lowering it and thats what I did since I'm only 5'6 ---I used [url=http://www.lustracing.com. Used the Triangles---Real easy install and made a huge difference. Figured I would do this first before drillin my fairing and all.
     
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    I went with some r&d frame sliders. You can get a kit with a different coolant bottle. Worth the money if you ask me. Yes you have to drill the fairing but I have dropped my bike 2 times and the frame sliders saved each time. I would buy them again in a heart beat. Well worth the money.
     
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    Yah but your avatar clearly shows that you think it's quite alright to mount a defenseless dinosaur in broad daylight. So.....:potstir:

    :hss: I say.


    But in all seriousness, which is difficult for me on Tuesdays, I've seen one that went down at 5 - 10 MPH and the sliders did a wonderful job limiting the resultant damage.

    I'm not fussed on cutting my coolant tank or fairings to mount a set of sliders. The coolant tank should be somewhere else anyway so perhaps a relocate would be better. It's a shame that the manufacturers don't design in a frame slider so it blends in with the bike design and woud eventually lower insurance costs. Sorry I know I'm dreaming on that one!
     
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    HAHAHAHA.............. :pound:
    Now you make me think.................I still have the frame slider in the box collecting dirts for the past few years. I might jsut put them on. But I am not ready to put a hole on both fairing. :confused:
     
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    I don't know if you can get them in matching color, but if you scuff the surface, polish it with, say, 320-grit wet/dry paper- used wet- and then clean & dry thoroughly, the paint should stick normally.
     
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    I went with the R&G kit and having tested it thoroughly :redface: I can confirm they are well worth the investment!

    Don't bother with cheap mushrooms attached to the fairing bolts. On these heavy bikes they will probably make things worse and by concentrating the load they will simply rip chunks out of the fairing. You need to go with a proper slider system bolted right through the frame!

    Unlike ScubaLong - I can confirm they will minimise damage on slow/stationary tip overs and greatly reduced road rash damage on a roundabout when a diesel slick saw the bike slithering sidewise to the kerb. :mad:

    The R&G kit comes complete with everything you will need including a custom made replacement coolant reservoir which creates space to install the strong steel bar which the sliders mount onto. The slider also helps prevent your leg being pinned under the tipped over bike.

    If you take your time, cutting the two holes in the fairing can be done very neatly and should not adversely affect the residual value of your bike, indeed a second hand bike with protection fitted may attract a premium.

    In a tip over, the wing mirror will almost always hit the ground and if the mounting is too tight it will probably snap off! You want to make sure the mirror pivot where it bolts to the screen frame is not too tight. That way if(when) it falls the mirror will simply rotate out the way harmlessly.

    As for aesthetics - a candy red bike will have plenty of black trim as standard - so black sliders will blend right in.:vtr2:

    If you are relatively short, then consider fitting a proper lowering kit like the lust triangles. Please avoid fitting an adjustable lowering link - scroll way to the end of this thread and you will see why!

    3 Days, 800 Miles, and a Total Freeway Shutdown - VFR Discussion

    Don't let that put you off fitting a lowering kit as most are well made and every bit as strong as the Honda original part. But remember if something looks cheap then you really don't want to put your life on the line. To avoid handling issues its worth trying to lower the front and back of the bike by the same amount. So before you change things take measurement from fixed points at front and rear to the ground, once you fit lowering triangle plates measure again and as necessary slide the forks down a bit to match. Just don't go too far, there is a limit to the adjustment on the fork clamps. (Before riding off - check hoses have adequate slack and nothing is going to impede the steering from lock to lock).

    Depending on how much the bike is lowered, you may find the side stand will need to be shortened to provide adequate ground clearance when raising/lowering and also ensure the thing leans over enough. http://vfrworld.com/forums/mechanics-garage/43142-side-stand-too-long.html If its too upright someone brushing past it might be enough to have it roll right over. Lowering the bike will make putting the bike on the main stand an even greater challenge, and might need to be removed if you significantly lower the bike as you may ground out on the main stand when the bike is well tipped over.

    Take care



    SkiMad
     
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    Skidboy...where did you get the R&G kit and how much???? oh just saw where you live.....nevermind
     
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    Yeah, I'm looking at their site now; seems like it'd be a good investment
     
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    Thanks MAAAAAAAN !!! ;)
     
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    I just installed the R&G sliders on my bike about ten days ago; just for peace of mind, wish I'd done this long ago.

    Comes with a replacement overflow tank, so no cutting/gluing to modify the original. Cutting the fairing, just take your time and it'll work out.

    And yeah, looks like clean the surface of the sliders thoroughly and they should take paint no problem if you want to match to your bike.
     
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