No matter which you use, I think that if you go down while rolling, there is no safety for the paint, I have the Speedy Moto underbody and my main reason is to save the engine-frame, the fairing is an add on.yeah I've seen the speedymoto stuff, seems ok but I considered the others because they seemed abit better,
the GSG one (made in Germany) has damage absrobing caps which can be changed in the case of little damage, but they look abit short compared to the R&G ones (made in the UK) which I think might be better because the 999 fairing is quite long and has those air things (or whatever they are called) at the front of the fairings.
I did not consider the underbody ones because the main reason for me fitting the protectors is to protect the fairing from scratches etc in case of a fall/drop
Bingo. FRAME sliders protect the frame/engine. AXEL sliders protect the axel...etc. NOT RIDING protects the bodywork.No matter which you use, I think that if you go down while rolling, there is no safety for the paint, I have the Speedy Moto underbody and my main reason is to save the engine-frame, the fairing is an add on.
Truer words have not been spoken!Bingo. FRAME sliders protect the frame/engine. AXEL sliders protect the axel...etc. NOT RIDING protects the bodywork.
Plus, to install the sliders you refer to REQUIRES CUTTING HOLES in the bodywork. Not very protective.
They do @ the track days here...well, at the one I ride with...lolI'll be honest, the speedymoto under-body frame sliders on my 749R really did the job and neither the rear wheel or front wheel touch the ground enough to warrant wheel sliders during my 80 mph low side on pavement. I could have literally picked the bike back up, got back on it and continued my ride, but sadly they don't let ya do that at track days.
Thats why you had a problem... Everyone above is suggesting BEHIND the fairing sliders. The ones that go through the fairing, in most cases, just grind down and sometimes pop off, like you experienced.Yes, they are.
Which is not the right idea... You'll notice no MotoGP or WSBK bike has frame sliders sticking out. Bet ya money, the privateer's still have sliders and they're behind the fairing. On Ducati's those work properly because the tank doesn't stick out more then the fairing does. The only reason to have through the fairing sliders is to protect the tank and possibly the body work, which as you said, doesn't happen.My main reason for the sliders is to protect the frames at a low speed slide or drop (plus the engine etc), at a high speed crash I do not think anything can stop the bodywork from damage, thats why I am going for through the fairings sliders