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Thanks.

I wish I had gotten the sliders before I bent the brake pedal. :( The brake pedal works fine but is slightly bent. Does that harm anything or is my pedal now just "unique"?

I'll investigate the reset button and see what I can do. It did work before the drop.
 

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it only matters if the travel has it hitting something else. most people just bend them back enough to clear.

I refused to ride mine until I had sliders. I kept reading about all these people that laid theirs down before they got theirs, or worse, crashed and when they finally made it home, the sliders were waiting on the porch....
No, it's not hitting anything. I can't bend it, I'll have to take it in.

You're right about the sliders. I don't even want to ride anymore when I think about it. I'll order them tonight.
 

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Just get a big wrench to grip the pedal and use as a lever, or a pipe large enough to fit over the end of the pedal and pull slowly.

Sliders are only good for very low to no speed drops. Anything above 30-ish mph and they won't protect your plastics, just your cases and frame if you're lucky.

Well, I've dropped this bike once on each side in the past month so sliders sound good.

My last bike was dropped once on each side too the entire time I had it so hopefully no more drops. :eek:
 

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Yikes!! Try being more careful... Is it a height thing or what?

I think the drops have been due to two things:

1. Height: I need it a half or whole inch lower. I don't have $300 for a -1 seat and I'm leary about shaving the seat down,

2. Possibly overconfidence: It's too new of a bike for me still and too early in the season and I should be more careful. My last Ninja was a 250 and it was the easiest ride ever. I could even do some stunts on it so I was very comfortable with that bike. The 650 is a little heavier and taller and I should be more cautious I suppose.
 
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