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A few weeks ago I saw a very nice frame slider for our bike It doesnt go where the normal ones do though. It fits perfectly in the little round hole thats below the signals. Here is a pic that shows where they go.

and here is their link:
http://street-bikes.ridegear.com/cg...ki.html?L+scstore+yhsn6121ffaa15aa+1061926147

They only stick out about 1/2" I have seen them in gold and also in silver. It looks like the ends of them have maybe 6 or 8 very tiny silver balls, I guess to slide on a little. It looks great for a frame slider. You really can't even tell that they are there.
I can't find them anywhere online. If anyone could give me a link to them if they come accross them that would be great. The guy got them from a shop north of me, and would be a pain to drive there. I think he said they were around $30 for the pair.
 

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Here is a picture of them

I found out they are made by Lockhart Phillips and called carbon inlay Frame Sliders. I did find one website that sells them but they want $50
 

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Those sliders mount to the engine mount, not where you show in the pic.

Good luck finding those in stock online. Even Lockhart does not have an ETA from their distributor. And Lockhart distributes them to everyone else.

There are a couple on eBay, though.

http://cgi.ebay.com/ebaymotors/ws/eBayISAPI.dll?ViewItem&category=34284&item=2428569137

http://cgi.ebay.com/ebaymotors/ws/eBayISAPI.dll?ViewItem&category=35580&item=2429337248

But try ~90 bucks + shipping.

Is it possible he had the swingarm sliders mounted in the place you indicate?

http://www.lockhartphillipsusa.com/pages/product-sub3.asp?id=281
 

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Hmmm I am confused now. They are selling for $90 on ebay. I found them here and parts 411 for $38 + $8 S/H
Heres the link:
http://www.parts411.com/acb/showdetl.cfm?&DID=9&Product_ID=17958&CATID=20

Do you think these are the same thing? They look the same but I cant tell. Also I have seen them NOT on the engine mount but in the little hole in the fairing. I have seen 2 636's that had them mounted there.
 

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Those on your link are the frame sliders that go on your swingarm just in front of your rear sprocket. The price should be the same though for fairing and swingarm sliders.
 

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Just order the Sato frame sliders from Dan Kyle. I lowside crash tested them myself and they did their job. I just bought another pair.

And they're always in stock!
 

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I wonder if what I'm seeing people do is putting the swingarm sliders in those holes? Or would LP's regular frame sliders fit in those hole? I have seen r1's and R6's also mount these frame sliders in the small holes in their frame too. It's getting to be a very common sight here, and I love the way it looks. It looks like it's part of the bike. Not some big plastic piece sticking out from the bike.
I dont think many people really like the way the regular sato/vortex sliders look. I'm sure they would do better in a crash though.
 

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Tommy, the sliders you're looking for would be almost totally useless in an off considering where they're located and the backet they'd be attached to. That thing would probably fold in half! Don't waste your money! Get a set of Vortex sliders and you'll be happy.
 

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If you look at that photo you'd be sure to smoosh your radiator, BELIEVE ME that's not as easy to take care of as some rashed plastics!
 

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on the 00-02's, those carbon inlay sliders mounted to the fairing bolts, not the engine, so they were pretty weak.
If they mount on the engine mounts for 03 then they should be much stronger.

they dont have any silver balls in them though, not sure where you saw that. just an aluminum cap on the end, bolted to the plastic.

this is them on my 02..
 

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The vortex sliders look good, i just got the solid alumin sliders they are tight looking. As far as those sliders looking cool the bottom line is the reason we order them is for protection for the bike. not looks right?
 
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