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Old 10-31-2009, 01:32 AM   #41
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That's incorrect, any idiot with about $3k can ride. They're making MSF mandatory to get a motorcycle license.
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Old 10-31-2009, 06:44 AM   #42
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Glad you're ok!!!!!

Frame sliders are made to slide, not absorb impact. At highspeed the impact is not very great because inertia cushions the comedown weight of the motorcycle; then the slider is available to wear down, cause a drag and not crack off its base.

Since you've already experienced the sliders from the dealership(which still may be A/M) try some reputable ones now in replacement. Make sure you have direct bolt and not cutless sliders. I see alot of broken billet brackets damaging engines but salvaging plastics not an even trade if my opinion is valued. A dealership looks at parts as a checklist usually... frame sliders, check... we got them... instead of researching and offering the better of two options unless a supplier tries to upsell their product.

Aluminium on the other hand will not bend that small amount when impacted like plastic does. It has a precise break point and wont give after that. That is why the crack is so precise.

As for the plastic repair, remember plastic can be sanded down(will make it thinner, yes) but it would be good experience for yourself. Personally, I like my bikes to have 'personality' to keep car drivers off your azz

I would recommend after your initial prep of the plastic to talk to a sponsor on here etc. If you want it to come out perfect w the part you have vs buying a new piece, they can prep and ultimately finish the job right through their experience.

GL and if we can help w anything let us know. Looks like your covered thusfar.
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Old 10-31-2009, 01:51 PM   #43
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I wish it was that simple.. Not only did the foot peg break, but the whole piece that it was attached to..
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Ya thats what im talking about the entire bracket. 2$ plus 10$ in shipping
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Old 11-01-2009, 05:45 PM   #44
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Glad you're ok!!!!!

Frame sliders are made to slide, not absorb impact. At highspeed the impact is not very great because inertia cushions the comedown weight of the motorcycle; then the slider is available to wear down, cause a drag and not crack off its base.

Since you've already experienced the sliders from the dealership(which still may be A/M) try some reputable ones now in replacement. Make sure you have direct bolt and not cutless sliders. I see alot of broken billet brackets damaging engines but salvaging plastics not an even trade if my opinion is valued. A dealership looks at parts as a checklist usually... frame sliders, check... we got them... instead of researching and offering the better of two options unless a supplier tries to upsell their product.

Aluminium on the other hand will not bend that small amount when impacted like plastic does. It has a precise break point and wont give after that. That is why the crack is so precise.

As for the plastic repair, remember plastic can be sanded down(will make it thinner, yes) but it would be good experience for yourself. Personally, I like my bikes to have 'personality' to keep car drivers off your azz

I would recommend after your initial prep of the plastic to talk to a sponsor on here etc. If you want it to come out perfect w the part you have vs buying a new piece, they can prep and ultimately finish the job right through their experience.

GL and if we can help w anything let us know. Looks like your covered thusfar.
Thanks for your input. What's your recommendation for sponsors? I might need help with supplies and tools (drillbit and etc)

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Ya thats what im talking about the entire bracket. 2$ plus 10$ in shipping
Where did you see this at?
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Old 11-01-2009, 05:49 PM   #45
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I personally reccomend wal-mart for tools and supply )
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Old 11-01-2009, 05:52 PM   #46
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I personally reccomend wal-mart for tools and supply )
I'm only going to use it once.. don't want to buy 50 bucks worth of supplies and never use it again o.o

I'll probably buy the little things there though, (sand paper, etc..)
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