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OK guys, I'm picking up my new MTS this weekend and am wondering 'bout sliders. Rizoma has a great looking set, but come on .... $320? I don't like the looks of the tubular bars, so.... Axle sliders seem to be about the same.

Anyone tried the V Stream windscreen?
 

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I got the Rizoma frame sliders and it hurt a LOT to pony up that kind of cash just for some sliders, but they DO blend in with the styling of the bike quite nicely and much better than standard sliders IMO. I've not fitted standard frame sliders to see how well they cover so cannot compare, but with the Rizomas it looks like they stick out about equal with the side fairing, such that if you drop the bike on its' side you're likely going to bung up the fairing, though it may keep it from being crushed.
 

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I am not a big fan of frame sliders, they are good for the garage type of tip over, but a bike that is sliding on its side that then goes off the tarmac and catches the frame slider often times ends up tumbling, and the slider ends up damaging the frame.

I have seen it several times at the race track. Thankfully never on the street.

Axle sliders on the other hand help, and it doesn't much matter what brand you get, but the nylon ones work well.
 

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Motovation sliders. Put em on all my bikes. Nice quality, reasonable price. I've tried R&G as well, but I think the Motovations are better quality.
 

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I lost the front end, on my track bike, at 75+, and the sliders worked well UNTIL the bike went off the track! The Rizoma design seems better then the barnacle type, but they R $$$$$!!!

Now, I'm researching windscreens and there doesn't seem to be a hard cure. I've X'mented with numerous windscreens on my former bike...had 4 of those SB's, and in the end, it was a compromise.
 

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I've got the Rizoma frame slider and water pump guard. I had a get off on my Tard which also has the Rizoma sliders, and know they worked as well as anything could given the circumstance. I replaced the scuffed up pad and motored on. The handlebars and hand guard were another story.
 

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We have the Rizomas Sliders on our MTS Tricolore and Motovations on our Pikes Peak Custom. Whether you believe in them or not they are addtional insurance we feel. Although we have not seen any of the motovation sliders cause a tumble due to grabbing, we recommend at least the fork and axle sliders, and the waterpump guard. We've seen all too many bikes totaled by the insurance company because of fork leg damage(in addition to other damage) and disabled because of waterpump damage.

FYI, if you low side on the left, the things that will get ground down usually are fork lowers/axle nut, waterpump, barends, swingarm (if you do not have passenger pegs) and the rear axle and nut.
 

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I will dito the flip thing. Had cyclecat framesliders on my 916 and it flipped it causing a crunched topfairing, tank and instrument.

Still, it felt like good insurance and also saved the bike on a 90mph lowside. Had axlesliders and barendsliders on that too.

On the mts, Im on the fence. I like the DP and sw motech crashbars aswell. The altrider crash solution is innovative, but looks flimsy.

Im leaning towards sw motech if i get a set. They seem to cover most of the important stuff and seem less likely to flip the bike. Barkbusters are also on the shoppinglist to save the levers.

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