Moto GP Racer
Join Date: May 2012
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Frame sliders aren't meant/designed to protect the fairings. Sometimes they do keep the fairings from getting scratched up as an added bonus, but in reality they are designed to do exactly what their name says "protect the frame".
There are 2 types of frame sliders: "cut" and "no cut". You are free to choose whichever style you'd like, however I (along with many, many others on here) would recommend you get the "cut" sliders. Sure, having to cut 2 holes in your fairings is scary, but it's so worth it in the end an you will have an overall better product on your bike. The no-cut sliders are nice because they keep you from putting any holes in your bodywork, HOWEVER they have a tendency to tweak, twist, crack, break, etc. the frame if the bike ever goes down with any speed, which in turn will total a bike out.
With the "cuts" a majority of the time they will do their job and save the frame from damage, thus you could rebuild the bike yourself and not have to make an insurance claim if you didn't want to.
There are a couple popular brands you could choose from. Please, please, please pick a quality slider and not the eBay special!!! I personally have Woodcraft sliders and I absolutely love them!
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