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Old 01-20-2014, 10:25 AM   #1
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Frame sliders for the track

Hey all . . . I was wondering if installing frame sliders on my ninja 250 for the track is going to be of any use? Anybody have any experience with these in a slide on the track?

I've read some cases where they've done more harm than good like causing the bike to flip while its sliding etc . . .

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Hey all . . . I was wondering if installing frame sliders on my ninja 250 for the track is going to be of any use? Anybody have any experience with these in a slide on the track?



I've read some cases where they've done more harm than good like causing the bike to flip while its sliding etc . . .



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It all depends on how you crash and design of the slider. Up to you. I'd get engine case sliders for sure
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I did the woodcraft frame sldiers and NRC engine case covers from House of paint for protection he gave me a really good price i would hit him up for suggestions, good rear sets also help too since the stock pegs fold when lay over. woodcraft/vortex make them solid to help protect the bike. Gary is right, just make sure they are a good brand and are the short style protectors
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I did the woodcraft frame sldiers and NRC engine case covers from House of paint for protection he gave me a really good price i would hit him up for suggestions, good rear sets also help too since the stock pegs fold when lay over. woodcraft/vortex make them solid to help protect the bike. Gary is right, just make sure they are a good brand and are the short style protectors
Okay, i'll check them out then . . . .
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Shogun Sliders - we've tested them several times and well worth the money. Vortex and Woodcraft do not make any for the 250.
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when i had my 250 race bike, no frame or case cavers used. in my experience, not really needed (majority didn't run them either). This comes after after seeing lots of crashes, and crashing one personally.
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Old 01-29-2014, 12:21 AM   #7
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I have a set of new in box frame sliders for the Kawi 250. Pm me if you are interested.
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when i had my 250 race bike, no frame or case cavers used. in my experience, not really needed (majority didn't run them either). This comes after after seeing lots of crashes, and crashing one personally.
I'll take that advice
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Shogun Sliders - we've tested them several times and well worth the money. Vortex and Woodcraft do not make any for the 250.
mixed responses from everyone here, guess i'll take the one that doesnt cost me anything
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Switch is assuming you are running race plastics which don't matter when they hit the track. If you are running factory, sliders will minimize fairing damage.
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at least run the swing arm sliders and fork sliders. those can diminish possible damage to working components.

even if you crash with frame sliders, your pegs will break, handle bars bend, fairings get rashed, tail plastics crack, etc. Not worth it IMO.
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i had some shogun sliders on my bike when i lost my back tire coming out of a tight corner at cresson and they helped out a ton. based on the way my bike crashed it definitely saved the swing arm and the clutch cover big time. $40 bucks is cheap insurance so definitely worth it in my book.
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Typically frame sliders cause more damage than good at high track speeds.
I use to rum them and learned the hard way that they often cause your bike to flip instead of just sliding.
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My frame sliders broke my frame when I wrecked trying to keep up with this guy^^
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Yea...found that out the hard way :(
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The is no clear, single answer.
If you have a low side and the bike stays on payment then sliders will help. If the bike slides into grass the sliders might digg in and cause damage to the frame where they mount.
They may also cause the bike to cartwheel which is bad. Real bad.
So they can save you or they can screw you.
I've seen bikes crash and not get a scratch because the sliders did what you would hope.
I've also seen the opposite and massive damage because there were sliders.


You have to decide which way you are gonna crash and equip yourself accordingly.
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Shogun sliders are the best sliders for the 250 hands down. They have saved Cuz's bike a few times. Like Randy can really vouch for them even more since he uses them on his 250 race bike as he mentioned in the above posts. It will minimize clipon and rearset/frame damage.

I honestly think it's a good investment if you do occasional trackdays and ride your bike on the street a lot.
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Thanks for all the inputs everyone . . . I might just get them after my next trackday . . .
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