Originally Posted by Sam_T
Hi there, I recently dropped my ninja 250 (2012). I'm gutted I had no frame sliders to protect the fairing, as now there's a crack around the indicator.
Can your recommend the best protection for the bike? Not too costly And easy to install on the 250?
Notice you said you want FRAME sliders to protect your FAIRINGS? That's not what frame sliders are meant to protect. The purpose of frame sliders in a lot of applications is kind of moot in fact. Back when bike frames were highly exposed like:
If you dumped your bike it was very likely you'd dent or damage your frame as it is highly exposed and once your frame is at all damaged your bike is "totaled".
Now look at a Ninja 250:
Can you even SEE the frame? No. By mounting something on the frame you are putting your frame at risk to protect your fairings? That's backwards from what a frame slider is supposed to do. So instead of crashing and damaging a fairing which can be replaced for less than $200 normally you are putting your $3,000 motorcycle at risk? That's like parking your Corvette under a 10 ton wrecking ball which is triggered to drop on it if someone tries to steal your radio. It'll ensure no one brave enough will get your radio and it only costs you the cost of a brand new Corvette if they try.