Delrin...sp? the material that good sliders are made from does work. They are ideal for track conditions. I have satos on my bike and I wish they were longer so I'd be more comfortable with their abilities. I will say that with my sets, my rear stand spools, my handlebar extensions and the satos some things will be saved. A friend dropped my bike standing still in the driveway and no panels were damaged.....standing still. At any speed I'm not sure what they'll do.
I could def see them helping some for a stand-still drop. But at speed, the plastics are gonna get rashed any way you look at it. And I'd rather get some rashed plastics than deal with a broken frame bolt or a bent frame from the sliders digging in. Would they get as much rashed w/o them as with them at speed? Doesn't really matter as a little rash still need 'fixing' just like alot of rash.
I was just curious if they really served their purpose as they are dubbed 'frame savers' in some places. Delrin is a great soft durable material that doesn't shatter like other harder plastics. I don't think I've ever seen a MotoGP bike with sliders...anyone know why or why they don't use them? (and not the obvious answer of 'they have big budgets and rebuild bikes after every race anyway')
It depends on where you attach the sliders, in my opinion. My R&G sliders attach to the engine mount which is a 10mm bolt. A lot of sliders attach to fairing mounts (no cut). I think for your bike there are lots of delrin sliders. Avoid aluminum, they catch on the road. If they are too long, they can sink into the grass and cause a flip (happened to a friend). All in all, scour the board, there are lots of pics post crash, with sliders (both engine mount and fairing mount) and well as without.
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