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  • I need frame slider suggestions

    Saw a friend go down behind me today (he's fine!) on a spirited run through some local twisties. When we hauled his bike out of the grassy ditch, his frame sliders worked like a champ! The fairings were not broken, only a little scratched. It made me realize I need a set ASAP.

    I've already searched through the posts to find some answers, but there doesn't seem to be any good ones (cut vs. no-cut). Who here has cut their fairings to get the frame mounted sliders on there (and pictures please)? Who has tested out the bracket style sliders? I am a little worried about the brackets being bent and not being effective.

    Thanks for the help!

  • #2
    I have seen several posts here about the bracket, no cut sliders failing to do anything except provide a pivot point for tumbling the bike.

    Now understand that I have none on my bike, because I don't plan on dropping it. (ha) But if I did have some, it would be the cut style.

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    • #3
      Who here has cut their fairings to get the frame mounted sliders on there (and pictures please)? Who has tested out the bracket style sliders? I am a little worried about the brackets being bent and not being effective.

      I have a set of cut sliders that I was going to put on, but I'm intrigued by the no-cut sliders----What do you guys think??


      Please post pics of either one if you have them
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      • #4
        get a tillis...then they are all no cut...j/k

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        • #5
          I personally dont have them but every pst that i read so far says they break, even on low speed slides. Im not sure about the cut ones. I dont think the Tillers were meant to have them or otherwise they would have already had the cut outs incoprporated.
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          • #6
            I am going to go with the cut outs!
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            • #7
              I have the LP Carbon inlay sliders(cut) and they were easy to install. I highly recommend them. I have no close-up pics at this time, but you can barely make them out in my avatar. I cut the holes to be EXACTLY the same size as the sliders so it looks real clean. I've gotten a lot of compliments on the fit and style.

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              • #8
                the only frame sliders i have actually used are the IRP ones. they worked just as advertised, the bike slid real well (well, until it ran out of track and dug into the grass, flopping over once).

                i have the IRP sliders on my tls and hopefully wont use them this time. it looks like they only make the cut type of sliders for the tlr

                IRP

                2000 tillis plus stuff with some polished stuff and some carbon fiber stuff and a little bit of tlr stuff and some gsxr stuff

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                • #9
                  I got no cut sliders and bought them from some dude on the TL1000 Board. The main difference between these and the cheepo's is that they have STEEL Brackets. Not Aluminum... I couldn't bring myself to cut into my stock fairings...
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                  • #10
                    If you are going to purchase frame sliders/ protectors first know that they are not made to protect the cowling. If they do consider yourself lucky. I had a pair of Bike Design no-cut frame sliders and ditched them after witnessing some bad flipping on another TLR that also had them installed. My racing association also banned them as they are way too long. When my buddy crashed the BD frame sliders caused his bike to flip and THEN they ripped completely out of the frame - protecting neither cowling nor frame.

                    I am now using Intuitive Race Products sliders but cannot state how they work 'under pressure' as of yet.
                    Jack DeAndrade
                    Bad Karma Racing

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                    • #11
                      here's some pics

                      you can see my sliders here if you want.

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                      • #12
                        Thanks tlrpunk! Are those the same as these at tricktape?

                        http://www.tricktape.com/product.asp?0=445&1=454&3=871

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                        • #13
                          Originally posted by jon super
                          Thanks tlrpunk! Are those the same as these at tricktape?

                          http://www.tricktape.com/product.asp?0=445&1=454&3=871
                          Yes. That's not a bad price, either.

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                          • #14
                            They probably wont do that much in a big acco but there better than nothing in a low speed off. I have a TLs so I'm not sure but I have Intuitive sliders and they mount directly to the frame, they're pretty damn strong. I can't imagine a bracket holding up to 450lb falling on the end of the slider, considering the leverage. I'd go for the cut-sliders

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                            • #15
                              I have the bike design no-cut sliders. I also did not want to cut the plastics. I'm sure they are better then nothing. Each crash will probably offer a different outcome on how both types of frame sliders hold up. Running into a wall at 170 and lowsiding at 40mph for example.
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