Yeah so back when I was looking for a way to protect my bike without cutting the fairings so I came across the infamous T-Rex no-cut frame slider kit for my 06. The kit came with hardware the seemed pretty beefy having two steel brackets, the pucks, bases, a support bar and the hardware. Installation was ok at best and required cutting of the rectifier bracket not to mention one of the spacers provided was not the right size and had to go out and find a replacement. Once it was all installed it seemed pretty solid. Well, running late for work the other day I parked my bike in a spot not realizing it was that "soft" blacktop that gets even "softer" when its really hot out. Well 30 min into the shift I get a page to go and check my bike and go outside to find it laying on its side. I picked it up and saw that the kickstand had sunk into the blacktop and is also where I noticed the T-Rex kit is a complete fail. Not only did it not do its job but the kit is now no longer able to be used. When the bike fell over the first bracket bent and was just a few mm from taking a nice chunk out of my engine casing. And the force that bent the first bracket was transferred to the other side via the support bar snapping the other bracket like a twig and nearly took out my radiator as well. It also cracked my tail fairing bent my clutch side short lever and scuffed up my ebay Driven D3 knockoffs. But what gets me is that when the bike falls this way(its happened to my bike before and seen it happen to others) it gradually sinks into the pavement and then falls at about the halfway point from its upright parked position which means the force of the impact is somewhat reduced but this kit could not even handle that. So, with all that being said I'm cutting my fairings and switching to Woodcraft frame sliders. I'm just hoping this little horror story helps steer err lean others who are thinking of getting no-cuts in the right direction...