Well I would probabaly go with the no cuts. But on the other hand andthing is better than nothing. My buddie up his 06 down in a corner this weekend infront of me and well it slid pretty good. Damage could have been nothing if he had sliders. As it sits now without them hes lookin at a new side fairing, complete. Exhaust Lower fairing and brake pedal. Didnt get into the upper just a nick on the mirror and nothing on the tail. ....Well i think that was a very long and meaningless answer.