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Hello everyone, I'm buying a new Speedy this weekend ;D, I was considering getting some frame sliders. I like the LSL's. Will the frame sliders along with front and rear axle sliders offer adequate protection or do you recommend adding to the lineup with bar end sliders and clutch covers...etc. I'm not sure if they become redundant.

...btw great forum here, kinda followed over from t-rat I like the relaxed artmosphere.
 

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I have unfortunately crash tested a set of skyking sliders, and they held up really well. I have the forward set of the two available (mount right behind the radiator. I also have the swingarm sliders that mount though the hollow rear axle. I recomend the skykings, they stick out a little farther than the LSLs.
 

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Thanks Catahoulabul, they look good too don't they :) Do you think they are adequate or would you recommend also getting axle sliders and the engine covers.
 

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StuckInKansas said:
I have unfortunately crash tested a set of skyking sliders, and they held up really well. I have the forward set of the two available (mount right behind the radiator. I also have the swingarm sliders that mount though the hollow rear axle. I recomend the skykings, they stick out a little farther than the LSLs.
I have the same SK sliders.....never tested. I also would recommend them.
 

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Skykings, Great service from John. Tested by several members.




They are kinda long, but they're there for protection.
 

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I have Oggy Knobs made here in Aus, clean, sit forward well clear of knees and don't put all the load onto just one engine mount. I have talked to the manufacturer and they can deliver them to the States at about $190USD.




 

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As another official Sky King product tester :violent1:....... Ummmm they do work really well! John is easy to deal with and if you need a replacement he can ship just one.....
 

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I just installed my forward mounted Sky Kings yesterday and I don't think I like them. They look like a very solid build, but they stick out way too far. They're out past the turn signals, which I was going to eliminate. I didn't want to go with the rear engine mounted ones since I'm 6' and didn't want to risk any knee damage.
I also removed my rear passenger pegs, will the rear axle slider help protect my cans at all?
 

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I went with the Vortex sliders. The ones I used are for the CBR1000RR. Took a slight modification to fit them, but both sets of sliders cost me a total of about $140, and if I ever use them, replacement pucks are $17 apiece, available in 5 colors - even yellow.


This image is old - I've added front sliders, too and they stick out about an inch past the radiator.
 

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I went with the Vortex as well and I'm very happy with the cost and the way they look, although they have not yet been tested!! The only mod. is to cut about 5/8 in. off the left side bolt (the long on goes on the left) or you could just stack washers inside the puck (you won't be able to see the washers). If you go with these you'll need a thin walled deep socket for install.
 

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Another +1 on the Skykings.

They looked a little odd for the first ride or two, and now when I see S3's without 'em, something's missing. WAY cheaper than damaging a radiator. ;)
 
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