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This being a gsxr forum I am speaking more on gsxrs, but also big four bikes. Not ducatis or the like.
On a modern gsxr frame damage is unlikely. Especially on a late model which doesn't have bosses to mount the rear sets to.
A few bikes benefit from.sliders under the bodywork, like modern r6 and rsv4. But pretty much any slider that sticks out is more often than not a bad idea imo
 

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If sliders are levering the tyres onto the tar to "flip" the bike, are rigid rear sets not causing a similar result? just asking trying to understand the "flipping" scenario....
 

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If sliders are levering the tyres onto the tar to "flip" the bike, are rigid rear sets not causing a similar result? just asking trying to understand the "flipping" scenario....
You have your handle bar at the top of the bike. It sticks out further than the body work. You have your rear set down low, as low as the swing arm. You have your frame slider I the middle around the engjne.

Now imagine the bike on its side. It will be siting in the handle bar, frame slider, and pegs.

Slider tends to stick out the furthest of the three. So that's the pivot point as to speak. If you can balance it perfectly, the handle bar and the peg will not touch the ground. But any weight towards the bottom or tip of the bike, the bike will lean that directon.

More often than not, the weight will be on the bottom. This shift the weight to the rear peg and frame slider. Causing the tire to be lower. If it hits the ground, it'll catch, due to being sticky rubber.

A low side can then turn to a high side due up to the tire catching while everything else is still sliding. The tire acts as a catapult.

With out the frame slider, the bike is sliding on the rear peg and the clip on. Thus the tire is higher off the ground since the long frame slider is no longer there.
 

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Yup basically with the peg so low the bike rides flat on its side. But the frame slider sticks out farther and is high up so the heavy wheels and tires tend to pivot down and boommm flip
 
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