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post #1 of 18 (permalink) Old 06-06-2005, 06:41 PM Thread Starter
 
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Need some Advice.....

Thinking of ordering the Vortex Frame sliders for my bike. I know I saw a post which mentioned these, I kind of like the idea of the replaceable puck ! I dropped my prior bike while washing it once, and these would have definitely prevented the damage/rash which occured from that ! I am not a knee dragger, but I figure, if the bike goes down hard enough to damage the base of the Vortex slider, the frame of the bike probably ain't gonna be fixable any way ! What do you think People ? I need some input 'cause these are not cheap !



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post #2 of 18 (permalink) Old 06-06-2005, 07:39 PM
 
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Intuitive Racing makes a good slider. What are you riding? Ok, just looked, you have a busa.... not sure they make busa sliders.
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May have to cut holes for sliders to fit!
May not be worth the money!

If you track ride, it may be worth it.
I use Vortex on every thing except the 998.

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OK, so what I'm hearing..

Is that the Vortex pieces are good quality, but I may have to cut the fairing ? If I cut the fairing to install these, how this effect my aerodynamics ? I read somewhere that the Hayabusa is supposed to be one of the most aerodynamic (Low Drag Coefficient) bikes sold ? Thank's.....



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I just ordered LSL sliders for my Fizzy - many of the riders on the SBN FZ6 board use them.

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Is that the Vortex pieces are good quality, but I may have to cut the fairing ? If I cut the fairing to install these, how this effect my aerodynamics ? I read somewhere that the Hayabusa is supposed to be one of the most aerodynamic (Low Drag Coefficient) bikes sold ? Thank's.....



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Any thing that sticks out will effect the aerodynamics.
Unless you are ridding the salt flats for a top speed record, I wouldn't worry about that.

If you cut holes, it will slightly effect resale.
Good or bad always depends on buyer.
Usually hurts trade in value.

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Ya, the aerodynamics aren't something to concern yourself with.

All bikes should have frame sliders... they are a must!

The vortex ones are nice! The 2 piece is nice and it's nice cause you can replace one side at a time.

The intuative ones are always a GREAT choice as well... either way would be better than none!




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I only use Intuative or Shogun both have been tested @ over 130mph....
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post #9 of 18 (permalink) Old 06-07-2005, 09:42 AM
 
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i ahve vortex and love them. or coarse i hope i dont ever have to use them but they are there. and i did not have to cut, just depends on the bike.
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Wild Monkey, send me an email at [email protected] and I will send you some info on sliders. All TWF members also get a discount. If you send me your bike year and model, I can also tell you if you have to make any cuts to get the sliders to work...a lot of bikes you don't have to anymore. The vortex sliders are awesome and so are the new Euro Racing sliders....Twisty, if you haven't looked at these, you may want to check them out...especially since you race and trailer your bike. The tie-down conversion kit is kick ass!

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Cool, & "Thank's" for the info.

I went ahead and ordered the Vortex sliders,,,, I believe I will have to cut the fairing, but we'll see ! Went ahead and ordered a Second Look Tank Bra as well !






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Did you not hear the word Discount??? LOL

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I missed Laura's post...

I must have been writing my previous post & somehow missed Laura's post. I ordered them thru a local dealer here in Augusta, Ga. Laura, if it wouldn't be too much trouble, could you still provide the mounting info. for my '05 Hayabusa ? I promise to buy something from you ! I do need a really good bike cover for it ! Thank's,



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That sounds interesting Speed... I think that at least once a week you should start a thread on a "Highlighted Item of the Week" or somin. I think it would kick ar se!!!

I'm with Twisty on this, right now at least. I have Shogun on my 9R and I have seen the Intuitive stuff perform...




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I'll leave....

The ROAD testing of the frame sliders to the, ahem, "Professional"...



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No doubt but sometimes it happens!




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No doubt but sometimes it happens!

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I just ordered LSL sliders for my Fizzy - many of the riders on the SBN FZ6 board use them.

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Good choice. Although most of the other brands look horrible on a nekkid.
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