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post #11 of 12 (permalink) Old Yesterday, 10:45 AM
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Framesliders end up being a worse problem. If those things bend or worse, the bolt breaks and part of the bolt is left inside the body of the bike, good luck getting out that piece of broken bolt. It's much better to pay for the damages resulting of dropping the bike than dealing with a bent or broken bolt inside the motorcycle's body.

I friend of mine spent like $300 buying tools and $200 on labor fixing this exact problem and he missed 3 days of work. All total estimation on money lost? Over $1,000, plus literally a big headache.

My advice, stay away from framesliders and don't drop your bike.

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post #12 of 12 (permalink) Old Yesterday, 04:58 PM
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Framesliders end up being a worse problem. If those things bend or worse, the bolt breaks and part of the bolt is left inside the body of the bike, good luck getting out that piece of broken bolt. It's much better to pay for the damages resulting of dropping the bike than dealing with a bent or broken bolt inside the motorcycle's body.

I friend of mine spent like $300 buying tools and $200 on labor fixing this exact problem and he missed 3 days of work. All total estimation on money lost? Over $1,000, plus literally a big headache.

My advice, stay away from framesliders and don't drop your bike.
There are other designs of frame sliders that avoid that problem.
Like the Sato Racing style that use a plate bolted to three points of the bike and the slider is then bolted to that. The bolt is designed to bend not snap.
The are always pros and cons to all modifications. Considering most people are more likely to drop their bike at slow or stationary than actually crash it at speed, the sliders are security against minor damage in those situations. In an at speed accident there's gonna be a good bit of damage regardless if a slider is fitted or not.
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