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Old 06-27-2006, 03:28 PM   #1
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need help after lowside

just wanted to thank everyone that helped make my first track day one of an experience from derek, buck and especially alanzo and every racer out at MSR on the 24th.

but my question is whether adding longer frame sliders would be a benefit or more danger on the race track. i lowsided my blue 636 in corner 5 and it slid nicely off the track but got pretty scraped up. my sliders caught some but it left alot of scars. i know the longer ones are for stunters and i've heard they can catch rather than slide and flip your bike or even just break off. and yes i know the safest thing is to just stay on 2 wheels. so if anyone has had experience with them it would be appreciated. and if anyone could recommend where i could find some quality race plastics that are actually good fit and finish.
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Old 06-27-2006, 03:35 PM   #2
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I would stay away from the longer ones.
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Old 06-27-2006, 03:43 PM   #3
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sorry to hear about it dog. Keep a stiff upper lip. advise: don't do that.
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holy , I took that pic in your avatar, thats funny, i'll help you out as much as i can.
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I would stay away from the longer ones.
+1, the sliders help to keep your engine covers from doing what bills did, it isn't 100% protection from breaking the cover open but its better than the alterative. just cut of the blinkers, find at least an upper race plastic and continue on riding.
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check the CMRA board for these plastics, you may be able to find them, really no need for brand new stuff if you can find and buy used, even if damaged. its cheaper than OEM street plastics.
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They are called frame sliders for a reason. They are not fairing sliders. They are there to protect your frame. If it prevents fairing damage, then you're just lucky...twocents
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Get in toouch with Joe Browning at Sum of all Parts in Austin. I think it's ...
joseph at sumofallparts dot net.... They can get you anything you want or need from race plastics to OEM bodywork, parts, sweet sliders with the side mount screws, case covers , levers and all the good go fast stuff at sweet prices. Tell'em I sent you and he'll hook you up. Joe B....My pimp for parts!!
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Thanks guys, bike still runs so i'll see ya'll out on the 8th and 9th!
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Allen, good to see you aboard. I'll see you guys on the 8th and 9th.
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Old 06-28-2006, 11:13 PM   #15
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Metzeler M1's front and back, fairly good tread left but hoping to buy some qualifiers soon. i'm pretty sure looking back that i pinned the throttle too soon at the apex and overloaded the rear tire while leaned over, just gotta work on being smooth.
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