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So after my little Err accident a couple of weeks ago



I've been looking into getting some Frame\Crash Sliders, I know that R&G are a fairly popular brand here in the UK but does anyone have any others they'd recommend ?
 

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I wouldn't recommend anything other than R&G, Evotech, or Kwak OEM - This is one thing you do not want to try and save money on, since its sole purpose is to help you save money if you are unlucky enough to actually need it!
 

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So after my little Err accident a couple of weeks ago



I've been looking into getting some Frame\Crash Sliders, I know that R&G are a fairly popular brand here in the UK but does anyone have any others they'd recommend ?

Whatever brand you get, you probably want to avoid the no cut frame sliders. They can pivot out of the way and crack things anyways. The cut versions are much more resistant to that as they typically don't have any pivot points and the only real risk is that they might catch at speed. But, so would no cut ones.


If you've got plastic that's been cracked, I've had good experience with plastifix and a dremel. The kit isn't that expensive and the repairs appear to be pretty strong.
 

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Whatever brand you get, you probably want to avoid the no cut frame sliders. They can pivot out of the way and crack things anyway. The cut versions are much more resistant to that as they typically don't have any pivot points and the only real risk is that they might catch at speed. But, so would no cut ones.
Thanks i didn't even realise there were 2 types of fitment i just assumed they all fitted bolt on etc. I think i'm leaning towards the R&G at the moment which i believe is a cut frame slider or at lease it looks more like it.



If you've got plastic that's been cracked, I've had good experience with plastifix and a dremel. The kit isn't that expensive and the repairs appear to be pretty strong.

Thankfully it was a stationary lay down as i put my foot in a pot hole and couldn't hold her up so damage was minimal except a mighty bruise on the back of my leg where i tore my hamstring trying to hold her up :crying:
https://www.kawiforums.com/ninja-650r-er6/382105-just-dropped-my-bike-car-park.html
 

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You don't want to know what will happen to your bike when crash bung meets immovable object during a medium speed slide :|
 

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You don't want to know what will happen to your bike when crash bung meets immovable object during a medium speed slide :|

To be fair if i'm in a medium speed slide i'm guessing what the crash bungs are doing will be fairly low down on my list of worry\priority's :grin2:
 

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To be fair if i'm in a medium speed slide i'm guessing what the crash bungs are doing will be fairly low down on my list of worry\priority's :grin2:
So you opened a new topic about how bad you feel about scratching your paint after a static fall while hurting your leg at the same time but now you suddenly don't give a damn about totalling your bike after a minor slide.

Good luck is all I can say...
 

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So you opened a new topic about how bad you feel about scratching your paint after a static fall while hurting your leg at the same time but now you suddenly don't give a damn about totalling your bike after a minor slide.

Good luck is all I can say...
No need for this comment what so ever - The OP is only stating that they would be more concerned about self preservation, rather than mechanical in the event of a more serious 'off'

As previously mentioned regards crash bobbins. In my experience and I have had experience, both on and off track, they defintely help in the unfortunate event of a drop and if they dont dig in they REALLY help during a slide! Check out my pics from an off I had earlier this year after a pheasant flew into my face round a right hander :crying: I'm an even bigger fan now of my R&G bobbins, since my fairing, mirrors and even my camera remain untouched - HATE to think what the repair bill would have been without them!!!!!

But for sure, if your bike is gonna connect with curbs, trees or any other more solid objects they aint gonna do much, but money can fix anything that happens to your ride; the same cannot be said for your body!!!
 

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So you opened a new topic about how bad you feel about scratching your paint after a static fall while hurting your leg at the same time but now you suddenly don't give a damn about totalling your bike after a minor slide.

Good luck is all I can say...

As MDR Stated i'd be more concerned with Myself Primarily and then the bike after :grin2:


Just Looking at the R&G Sliders and one side is direct Fit i think (Right) on the Bike and The Left hand side has a No Cut Bracket ?



https://www.rg-racing.com/browsebike/Kawasaki/ER6-F_(Ninja_650_Faired)/2016/CP0314/


So Now i'm really confused ?
 

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I have Puig Pro sliders. I haven't "tested" them out yet, but have always felt they'll do the job when called upon. Weren't too bad install-wise either.
 

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You don't want to know what will happen to your bike when crash bung meets immovable object during a medium speed slide :|

This is why I only have mine installed during the winter and even then only if I'm not going out on the highway. The last thing I need is for the slider to catch. I really wish there was an affordable way of installing a proper crash frame on my Ninja. Something with fewer things to catch on.
 

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This is why I only have mine installed during the winter and even then only if I'm not going out on the highway. The last thing I need is for the slider to catch. I really wish there was an affordable way of installing a proper crash frame on my Ninja. Something with fewer things to catch on.
Congrats on being logical and using your brain!

Unlike certain others who are just too selfish to accept simple logic :laugh:
 

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Congrats on being logical and using your brain!

Unlike certain others who are just too selfish to accept simple logic :laugh:

In general there's a lot of good advice that was good, but now that it's over-extended to the point where it's no longer good advice. Arguably the best time to have sliders on is when you're in a parking lot practicing slow speed maneuvers. At speed, I'm somewhat skeptical that any of these kits will do much good.



Probably the winter after next, I won't bother with sliders, I'll just switch to 3 wheels and ride carefully. I've seen some rather sweet looking trikes starting to show up that are basically scooters with 2 wheels in the back for a tiny amount of money.
 
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