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  • Bike Design Sliders, New failure mode

    Here's what TLS/TLR Doug posted on the ezboard about a fault he found in one of his Bike Design Sliders.

    Over to Doug...

    Those of you familiar with the other sites that end in Planet remember discussions about the failure of Bike Design No Cut sliders when their TLR's tipped over in the garage or at very low speed. Well, today I was wiping the fairing on my TLR and bumped the left slider and it moved! This sucked, so I took the fairing off and the below pictures are what I found. My TLR has never been down. I run a lot of High RPM, I do lots of wheelies, but it seems the big hunk hanging out on the slider was vibrating or just plain put so much force on it that it gave way. Not a metalurgical type, but it is a crack or brittle type failure, not ductile. But now it is pretty soft.

    Anyway, here are the photos, enjoy.

    P.S. Someone might consider informing the Planet guys about this......feel free to link to my photos.
    It was in this thread http://pub141.ezboard.com/ftlownersb...cID=6606.topic if you want to ask him about them.
    "I spent most of my money on Scotch, women and cigarettes. The rest I just wasted"

  • #2
    another
    "I spent most of my money on Scotch, women and cigarettes. The rest I just wasted"

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    • #3
      second last one..
      "I spent most of my money on Scotch, women and cigarettes. The rest I just wasted"

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      • #4
        last one.
        "I spent most of my money on Scotch, women and cigarettes. The rest I just wasted"

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        • #5
          HOLY $HIT! makes one wonder!

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          • #6
            That is pretty piss poor when they fail on a bike that has never been down! I guess that TL vibration got to 'em.
            "The reasonable man adapts himself to the world; the unreasonable one persists in trying to adapt the world to himself. Therefore, all progress depends on the unreasonable man." - George Bernard Shaw

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            • #7
              and to think some of us brought them at the group buy we had here for over 140. bucks well im taking mine off and taking them some where to get them reinforced im not about to lose out on the money i spent.
              MY MODS:
              Ackrapovic Evo II full exhaust Head Work,Flowed injectors,Port /Polish exh and intake.cams,subframe,projector headlights,gap mod,Undertray,air/oil breather,pair valve removal,black frame Earth grounding mod . Dynojet PowercommanderII: (Custom Map by Orient Express):Galfer Wave Rotors Front & Rear: Pyramid Hugger:GSXR1k rear brake:A.T.R.E,Galfer Steel braided lines Front & Rear:TLS Cable Clutch Conversion:Woodcraft clipons:Vortex top triple clamp: DID Erv2 gold 520 conversion: Spocket Specialist Titan Tough Sprocket 17/41:GSXR tail: Nocut Frame Sliders:Air Tech Black Chrome Windscreen:LP Carbon Mirrors:Raised Tail 3/4" Ohlins Steering Damper:BRG 1/5 Throttle:GP Tech Fairing Bracket: Clear Alternative tail light:Black rims, ProTeck rearsets.gixxer 1k fender.Bitubo shock,custom projector headlights Race plastics and air tubes by AK composite 3/4 tail rasier custom made by TLDV8
              Going For 440 wet weight.136 +HP. 72 +TQ

              TO BE CONTINUED

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              • #8
                Wow, that sux......glad now that I have the other style.

                Is it possible that, they are in the wrong spots on the frame......

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                • #9
                  Originally posted by Tboz65
                  Wow, that sux......glad now that I have the other style.

                  Is it possible that, they are in the wrong spots on the frame......

                  there is only one way to install these babies, yup you guessed it I was in the group buy awhile back, gonna go check on my babies, shit this really sux monkey balls.
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                  • #10
                    thanks for linking the story steve...........
                    2002 TLR B/W . Yoshimura bolt on Titanium cans. Yosh box remap. Joe V airbox mod. plug in TRE. 17/41 sprockets. Zero Gravity double bubble screen. fan switch. HyperPro steering damper. Extreme Graphic Top Gun undertail. Ohlins rear shock.

                    Gear: Arai Quantum f. Joe Rocket GPX 1pc suit. Alpinestars Super Tech boots. Alpinestars GP-1 gloves----always wear it all

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                    • #11
                      Ouch, that sucks. Sure am glad I waited for Smoken's sliders
                      TLOTM:
                      May 2003
                      August 2004

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                      • #12
                        I just hope smokin's sliders hold up better than these.
                        I know nothing about bikes.

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                        • #13
                          I have them on my bike. Never used them and hope that I don't have to.
                          I know nothing about bikes.

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                          • #14
                            Wow, good heads up. Im wondering if this has happend to anyone elses, im curious to see the outcome.

                            Thanks!
                            I can Derelick my own balls, thank you!

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                            • #15
                              "Those of you familiar with the other sites that end in Planet"

                              "P.S. Someone might consider informing the Planet guys about this......feel free to link to my photos."






                              Good old TLS Doug, What is this guy, 40 going on 5? Who gets all hurt over something soooooooo stupid then STILL talks that way about an ONLINE community 2 months later? Someone needs to grow up.

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