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post #1 of 19 (permalink) Old 11-15-2005, 11:16 PM Thread Starter
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Hey Guys,

Believe it or not, I still haven't installed my sliders on my bike yet. I've been thinking about what you guys have said about the cut-style being way better. So I've been thinking about selling my no-cut sliders for cut-style sliders? What do you guys think? Is the no-cut ones that bad for the bike that I should go through the touble of selling mine and buying new ones? If so, which cut-style sliders for the R6 would you guys recommend? Which ones are good?
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post #2 of 19 (permalink) Old 11-15-2005, 11:23 PM
 
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well structurally, the direct bolt on frame sliders should be sturdier and have less chance of bending, therefore protecting the bike better. Just make sure you have a drill and the right sized diameter "hole-cut" drill bit. DONT USE A FREE HAND DREMEL
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I have the no-cut sliders on my 05 R6 from GSG Mototechnik. It's a German Company, and www.whaccessories.com is the state-side company that handles them. They look good, and they're stout. I don't know how hard it would be to get them. They come with the bracket and all hardware, and they're replaceable pucks if you mar them. Clik for pic: http://www.whaccessories.com/GSGProtecR603.jpg

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post #4 of 19 (permalink) Old 11-16-2005, 09:06 AM
 
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Ivans or sado are great. I have tested both. Not all frame sliders are created =.
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DON'T use the no-cut sliders. I actually went down on my 04 R6 w/ 'em and the adapter slid back and cracked the fairing. Once i got new plastics I used my old fairing as practice to drill a hole for cut sliders. I did use a dremel and it came out real good. I got Shogun sliders, but I'm thinking about getting some Vortex. They got good reviews on here.
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Twisty is right... I believe he and I have also both used Shogun. I believe that if possible you just want a all durlin composite.

But yeah the direct mount/cut your fairing style is better. The no-cuts maybe ok but in the end they are just cheating!




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DON'T use the no-cut sliders. I actually went down on my 04 R6 w/ 'em and the adapter slid back and cracked the fairing. Once i got new plastics I used my old fairing as practice to drill a hole for cut sliders. I did use a dremel and it came out real good. I got Shogun sliders, but I'm thinking about getting some Vortex. They got good reviews on here.

some people just have some talent when it comes to dremel's. I apparently do not I can cut crude holes, but to detail them or round them off, thats where I run into the problems with the dremel.

BTW I have some sliders made by Euro Racing, an Italian company with the removable derlin pucks at then end. Picked them up at Speedwerks for a good price. I had to relocate the radiator overflow and cut the fairings, but once I figured out where the overflow bottle went, it was cake. Hopefully I will never have to test out the sliders, but Speedwerks uses them on their track bikes and swear by them.

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Those I believe are similar to the Vortex sliders... which are also nice... I just know that as many times as Twisty has dropped a bike he's always had all euro sliders and they perform well!




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The Vortex work well. They also have replicable pucks. Its a little cheaper than buying a whole set when needed.

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I think I finally figured out what sliders are. They are the white ( on my bike thingst that stick out a little out of the front fairing in front of my shin right?
I am assuming they are used to protect the bikes platic peices when you dump it, right? I just dont understand the diff between cut and no cut
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You are right... they are actually called "Frame Sliders" to protect the frame. It just so happens that it protects the plastic some.

Most of the time the F.Sliders mount where the top of the motor mounts to the frame. Sometimes, those bolts are behind the fairings. When this happens you can either "cut" a hole in the fairing so the sliders stick out.

When this occurs some people really hack the hell out of their fairings... therefor creating a market for a easier and cheater way of doing it.

Mount a bracket on the frame to move the actual mounting point for the frame slider, so that you don't have to cut the fairing.

The problem is that the "bracket" can act as a lever in a crash, bending and actually pulling on the frame mount and damaging it!

Hence the reason why many of us don't like the "no-cut style"




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Those I believe are similar to the Vortex sliders... which are also nice... I just know that as many times as Twisty has dropped a bike he's always had all euro sliders and they perform well!

Yep they are pretty much the same as the Vortex sliders with removable pucks. Just my model bike i s a PITA to find good sliders, and it seemed like Vortex didnt make one for my model. so thats why I went with the Euro Racing.
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it seemed like Vortex didnt make one for my model. so thats why I went with the Euro Racing.
That's hard to believe. The ZX-6R is a very popular bike.

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That's hard to believe. The ZX-6R is a very popular bike.

I know! I looked around and had no luck. They had the all derlin sliders (no pucks) but I wanted the replacable pucks. I guess the reason why its harder to find good sliders for that model bike is because the put the radiator overflow right in front of the motor mount, making it impossible to put on unless you re-locate the overflow. Its actually pretty easy to do, its just hard finding a spot that works. and its just for that 98-02 models. I think they fixed that problem in 03 and up
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Replaceable pucks aren't a necessity but a very nice option.

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Yeah well... once you replace one slider with a set..you'll always have a extra for the next time...




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Yeah well... once you replace one slider with a set..you'll always have a extra for the next time...
just hope you never need it.

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Replaceable pucks aren't a necessity but a very nice option.

Id rather spend ~$70 and $15 there after than $60 every time. Lets just hope it never comes to that. (knock on wood)
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Id rather spend ~$70 and $15 there after than $60 every time. Lets just hope it never comes to that. (knock on wood)
thats my point.

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