Sliders are decent qualityThanks westcoastbound1!
I ordered mine from the website(the2wheels.com) directly. But I think it is the same as the ebay store, they all ship out of Hong Kong / China.
The adjustable levers are in my radar(the2wheels ones looks nice), but Gear indicator is on the top the list for now. Got PSR foot pegs (yet to be installed), the stock pegs are a bad design, the rubber lip caught my pants multiple times.
Same experience when I installed!Just received a set of the Guia Craft sliders, bought off ebay for about $70 shipped. Came pretty fast all the way from Hong Kong surprisingly, just about a week. Had them installed in only 20 minutes, super simple, just takes 2 allen wrenches and a 14mm socket. One thing to note is that the engine is completely solid when removing those upper engine mount bolts, no movement at all (I'd recommend doing only one at a time just to be safe though). The diagram instructions aren't great, but it does let you know exactly where the shims are supposed to go. The silver shim on the right side of the engine is reused, while a slightly shorter shim is used for the left side (since the slider plate goes behind the frame on the engine mount), And the 2 remaining shims that are different lengths are actually used on the plastic sliders to extend them out to the proper length. These are definitely good quality for a better price than anyhting else I've seen.
This was where I got stuck. It would have been hard to figure out that the slider goes behind the frame from the non-existing instructions. But otherwise the install took 20 mts....while a slightly shorter shim is used for the left side (since the slider plate goes behind the frame on the engine mount), ..
After much research I too moved away from the T-Rex sliders, due to what seemed to me as a majorly insane design flaw. I went with the R&G ones, (for my CB500FA) which not only look much nicer, but they will likely not chop my legs off any time soon.I have also been looking into sliders for my CBR500R - I sort of settled on the T-Rex because of their sturdiness etc. But I am slowly talking myself out of it because of the T-Rex's massive design flaw. I mean having a projection coming out from the bike is great for protecting engine parts. But having it inline with your knees/shin and then making it "pointy" to me is just insane. They may as well have put knives on the bike. Any sort of front based shunt and you risk chopping your legs off at the knees. The you look at their designs for other bikes and they seem to be more rounded?!?!?!?!?! :confused2 Have they just designed them to protect the bike with no consideration for the rider?
I have ordered a pair of these but now am rather unsure about fitting them. If you drop the bike at any speed they a surely bound to bend or tear the engine bolts or even worse... Has anyone who's fitted these actually been unfortunate enough to have had a spill and can report on how these sliders coped......I just installed the Guia Craft frame sliders purchased off ebay for 61.98 shipped. Great quality, fast shipping, quick and easy install, overall no issues. As mentioned in previous posts, they do not clear the blinkers, but thats an inexpensive fix, compared to fairings and motor casings.