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Frame slider?

Alright I am bout to pull the trigger and buy some sliders. Whats the deal with them. Whats good plastic, metal, polished metal, anodized, and etc. I have heard metal sliders are bad, why? What brands are good and where is a good inexpensive place to buy them?

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get cut ones and replaceable pucks. I would ask around people who have that bike with experience dropping it to see which brand holds up the best.

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get cut ones and replaceable pucks. I would ask around people who have that bike with experience dropping it to see which brand holds up the best.
Im guessin he doesnt want cut ones just because impala seems like he doesnt want to mess with the fairings (cutting them apart wise).
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Im guessin he doesnt want cut ones just because impala seems like he doesnt want to mess with the fairings (cutting them apart wise).
you got it no cuts will be going on my bike. I refuse to hack up my beautiful plastics

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you got it no cuts will be going on my bike. I refuse to hack up my beautiful plastics
I win. Id do what trip said though and check around with people who own your bike to see waht works best. I found the ones that work best for mine and it just so happens that they are very durable no cuts.
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I win. Id do what trip said though and check around with people who own your bike to see waht works best. I found the ones that work best for mine and it just so happens that they are very durable no cuts.
What kind do you have

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you got it no cuts will be going on my bike. I refuse to hack up my beautiful plastics
Well then brand doesn't matter because the only thing a no cut slider will protect is if you drop it standing still. Get whatever looks pretty because all it is, is a decoration.

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Im ordering OES sliders due to all the great reviews theyve gotten from yzf600r.com members. They are no cuts that are supposed to have very strong bolts that use the engine mounts.
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Well then brand doesn't matter because the only thing a no cut slider will protect is if you drop it standing still. Get whatever looks pretty because all it is, is a decoration.
What is it about the no cut sliders that makes every hate them. Is it the bracket that bends on them... I would imagine that sliders cant offer the greatest protection in higher speed crashes anyways.

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What is it about the no cut sliders that makes every hate them. Is it the bracket that bends on them... I would imagine that sliders cant offer the greatest protection in higher speed crashes anyways.
Frame sliders are suppose to protect the frame, not plastics. So I am not talking about plastic damage. In the event of a hard lick, sometimes a no cut's "strong bracket" breaks and actually damages the frame instead of protecting it. They are just more prone to failure as well, so you spend a lot of money on something that isn't as sturdy.

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alright, anyone know who's up to date on an '08 r6s so i can get some myself? everywhere i look i can't find what parts i want. just like the fender eliminator i want. but, yeah, i want some sliders too.
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you got it no cuts will be going on my bike. I refuse to hack up my beautiful plastics
is your bike like the one in your sig? If it is you would only be trimming a half moon out of the edge of it.

But you can buy n install the no-cuts. Just remember when they bend we warned you
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is your bike like the one in your sig? If it is you would only be trimming a half moon out of the edge of it.

But you can buy n install the no-cuts. Just remember when they bend we warned you
My bike is a K1 (2001 GSX-R 750) similar to the one thats in my sig. The one side I wouldnt have to cut but on the left I would have to cut into it pretty good. I have heard the brackets can fail but I have also seen the slider bolts fail and bend as well and cause some damage. Anyways wouldnt your fairings be considered frame sliders as well because in case you lay down your bike the cushion the impact and prevents the frame from scrubbing the ground. But no one buys these things to protect the frame but to actually protect your plastics from damage on a light drop.

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Well then your choice is to find other gixxer owners and see what no cut bracket they think is the best.

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anyone? help a brother out?
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anyone? help a brother out?
try OES or R&G

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I have the no-cut frame sliders on both bikes and like them. I've never dropped the R1 but the wife did drop the R6 at a low speed and the frame sliders paid for themselves right then and there.

I like them and have heard of several stories of people having good luck with them.

Having said this...Trip DOES have a good point...no-cuts are not as good "in most cases" as the type you have to cut your plastics with...when it come to protecting the frame if you lay it down at speed. No-cuts do work but they are more likely to fail imho.

I have the Shogun Crash Kit and yes they have them for the R6S as well.

http://www.newenoughhp.com/parts/fra...crash_kit.html
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Shogun sell no-cut frame sliders.
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