A drop can be either a great story or an expensive experience that could leave you stranded. Keep the odds in favor of great stories with the protection and good looks of the R&G Racing Classic Style Frame Sliders.
R&G Aero Style Front Frame Sliders help protect the frame, fairing, motor and radiator from damage in the event of a drop or crash.
- No modification to the fairing is necessary.
- Stylish and aerodynamic teardrop shaped bobbins.
- Removable end caps to hide fittings.
- High-density durable and replaceable nylon bobbins.
- High-tensile steel bolts are de-embrittled to bend rather than snap upon impact.
- Used by the some of the worlds top race teams.
The protector itself is machined from High Density Polyethylene (HDPE) – chosen because as it wears it actually helps to slow a sliding bike. The bolts used are also de-embrittled steel; working as a shock absorber to bend instead of snapping or staying rigid - which could twist the mounting point.
- Review by MKK2004
Now I have only one problem with the sliders and THIS IS A HUGE ONE. One of the part, a spanning bar which supposedly goes through the small hole in the
mounting plates on both sides of the bike. However, this is impossible to accomplish as the exhaust header blocked the passage for the bar to connect.
Then I looked at the pictures of the installation guide and found that R&G knew about the issue, and drilled holes on the mounting plate at a lower position, which allows the bar to be installed. I did the same and drilled mine, but I personally think I shouldn't have to do this in the first place.
In the end, I still think this is a great product (minus the faulty designs...). It will provide some insurance for your bike, in cases of a low-side crash. I hope R&G will fix the issue I mentioned so other people don't have to go through what I experienced. (Posted on 7/30/2015)