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cowl sliders

1690 Views 11 Replies 7 Participants Last post by  gixxer1333
has anyone ever seen or heard of cowl sliders? I haven't heard or seen them. I'm talking about the area next to the headlights that always hits the ground if your bike goes down. I sent an e-mail to speedwerks about this possibly becoming a new product, if not already. I'm thinking it should be like an adhesive type thing that will just stick on with no drilling. By putting them on you won't have to worry about your cowl getting scraped. It will be one less thing you have to buy if you go down. Cheap but effective. I would like to know if you would buy a pair. I'm thinking they will be made to match whatever factory paint job you have, or carbon fiber or something like that. It's just an idwa I had. Let me know if you've heard of them or not. Laters
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I like to see people come up with new ideas. My brother and I have 17 patents between us, all for building construction. My 1990 CBR1000 was one of the first to come with "frame sliders" from the factory. It has replaceable plastic pucks on the ignition covers and plastic strips on the side fairings.

The cowling on mine has the mirrors attached to the side. The thin metal frame under the mirrors supports the cowling and attaches to the main frame. The mirrors would probably absorb any crash to the side. Actually, my mirrors have hit against my vehicles and garage door frame untold times, but the cowling hasn't been harmed yet.

I'm playing Devil's Advocate, so don't let me stop you. But it really helps to look at all angles of your idea. Look at some crashed bikes and see where the damage is located. The bikes that I have seen that went down always had a scratched exhaust can. I've scratched my stock exhaust on just about everything in my garage. That may be another place to put your protection idea.
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