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boy that sure would make removing your race bodywork a tad more tricky!:D

You might as well go with a stunta crash cage. :punk
 
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I think they have some positive aspects as well as some negatives. They would alleviate the problem sliders have: snapping of and levering the bike into a somersault. They do make it hard to remove your upper, but I can image an upper modified to go around the bar.
 

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It also looks like from the position of the bar...with a simple low side, the bike would likely pivot over the bar and damaging the gas tank.

Longer frame sliders suck...they tend to bend the engine mount (or bolt) or even snap off like you mentioned.

Get a shorter frame slider and let the bodywork take a beating like it is supposed to.

On a side note...DO NOT USE swingarm spool SLIDERS! Only use the spools. The slider type do more damage than they help. They either rip off the Spool mount on the older gixxers (did this 2X's to mine) or they bend the mount like on the newer swingarms. I just replaced my swingarm for this reason.
 

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goodmatt78 said:
On a side note...DO NOT USE swingarm spool SLIDERS! Only use the spools. The slider type do more damage than they help. They either rip off the Spool mount on the older gixxers (did this 2X's to mine) or they bend the mount like on the newer swingarms. I just replaced my swingarm for this reason.
+1. I wish someone had told me this earlier. I'm currently dealing with a bent spool mount myself. :hammer
 

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Lifters are way better than spools! get the gilles, you won't have any crash damage issues with them. Also I take my frame sliders and put them on a lathe and turn them down so the are flush with the bodywork. In the end they only end up about 1 inch long.
 
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