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post #1 of 24 (permalink) Old 04-05-2014, 01:17 AM Thread Starter
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Frame Sliders for 2013 Zx14R

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I am new here. Short introduction: I love big powerful bikes. I have ridden '99 ZX11, '03 Busa, and now '13 ZX14R.

I wasn't gonna buy a ZX14 but a ZX14R convinced me (this is after seeing the '13 ZX14R against the '13 Busa in YouTube). The ZX14R beat the Busa by .1 second (I think ) in 1/4 mile.

I am surprised the ZX14R's steering is as light as my '09 CBR600RR. Once I am on it, I don't feel it's a big bike at all. I think my ZX14R is the best bike I ever own so far. I plan to ride this bike in the twisties more than in straight lines.

My question: What frame sliders without modification are good for '13 ZX14R? I have heard Yoshimura and GSG.

Your help is greatly appreciated.

FYI: I have no intention to make my ZX14R more powerful. All of my bikes are stock. If I want a fast bike I just buy a new one. Now you know why I bought Zx11, Busa, and ZX14R.
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I like these, https://www.google.com/url?sa=t&rct=...64125504,d.aWc. LSL sliders, wish I went that route.

I have the Yosh sliders on my '06 and they recently payed for them self and saved my right faring in a low speed drop. But, the original bolts from Yosh were to short and would not hold the install torque, I had to call them and tell then their bolts were 10mm to short. They did good and sent me longer bolts

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GRATS!! good choice. I still need sliders. thinking LSL too

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Thanks rswendsen and The_Flamin_Hulk. Hey, what about the others? No red carpet and 21 gun salute?

I have decided to purchase the Shogun frame sliders. They are the cheapest ($65.95 including tax). This is the first time I use the frame sliders on one of my bikes. Actually, I don't really need it, I guess I use it for aesthetic reasons?

My concern with the frame sliders is that they may damage the engine's frame or engine if sh*t happens. Anyway, let's not talk about falling when you ride. Relaxation, freedom, liberation, fun … this is what you suppose to think when you ride.

Since I got the bike new last week, I will ask the stealer to install the sliders in order to keep my bike's warranty intact.

ZX14R is really an awesome bike. Once I am on it I really don't want to get off the bike. …so much fun. So far I put in 200 miles of twisty rides. Three hundreds miles more to go before I can go 6K RPM. I can't go triple digits with 4K RPM.
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I can only recomend the GSG frame sliders. I have it on my '14 ZX14R and I love it.
The caps contains shock absorbant gel so that you will not transfer all the power from a drop to the engine/frame - and they are easyly changed if they should get skratched.
They have a very good high quality finish and they are easy to install.




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NaNoi, that's an awesome bike's color. Mine is white, it's the only one left at this stealer. Thanks for your input. I already special ordered the frame sliders, so I cannot cancel.

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I bought the Shogun sliders for my bike. The uncut sliders we'll do the job, no modification needed so the side panels will still look flawless. I agreed wth no mods needed on this 14R, I'm not doing anything as well - the bike is a rocket period.
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Thanks rswendsen and The_Flamin_Hulk. Hey, what about the others? No red carpet and 21 gun salute?

I have decided to purchase the Shogun frame sliders. They are the cheapest ($65.95 including tax). This is the first time I use the frame sliders on one of my bikes. Actually, I don't really need it, I guess I use it for aesthetic reasons?

My concern with the frame sliders is that they may damage the engine's frame or engine if sh*t happens. Anyway, let's not talk about falling when you ride. Relaxation, freedom, liberation, fun … this is what you suppose to think when you ride.

Since I got the bike new last week, I will ask the stealer to install the sliders in order to keep my bike's warranty intact.

ZX14R is really an awesome bike. Once I am on it I really don't want to get off the bike. …so much fun. So far I put in 200 miles of twisty rides. Three hundreds miles more to go before I can go 6K RPM. I can't go triple digits with 4K RPM.
Unless you get something like race railz, I don't see the need either.

I looked into regular sliders and saved my money. I doubt a slider will save much in the event of a slide but maybe save a little if you drop your bike in the driveway.
Me? As far as aesthetic reasons? I think they're ugly sticking out the side of the fairing.

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Thanks WillZX14, it sounds like you and I are in the same frequency as far as not modifying the bike and purchasing the Shogun sliders.

Thanks 185EZ. Hey 185EZ, beauty is in the eye of the beholder. Hmm, race railz? Always learning something new everyday.

In my places of hangout for motorcyclists, I haven't seen anyone installing race railz on their bike. Frame sliders are ubiquitous here. Is the railz used for track bikes?
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Is the railz used for track bikes?
I've seen those of stunt bikes and wouldn't be a bad idea for track bikes because they sit high and wouldn't interfere with the lower part of the bike. There seems to be enough clearance.
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race railz can be put on street bikes.
If I were going to buy a slider, I would spend the extra money for something, in my eyes, looks more badass than a plastic puck sticking out the side.
Plus the railz would do more for what they are intended for in the event of a slide vs a plastic puck trying to protect a 500# bike.

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^^^ agree with that railz doing more protector for sure. Had sliders on my 1000rr bike on the track and when I had a low slide spill although the puck sustained most of the damage, the side of the tail also had some damage. This Railz would have prevented that from happening.
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If I were going to get just a regular slider,
I would go with the t-rex.
http://t-rex-racing.com/catalog.php?item=483


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Hey EZ, now I'm going to re-consider putting on the ones I have, those T-Rex sliders are awesome looking. Slick looking !
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Although I had them on my zx6, I will not run frame sliders on my 14R.

The body work is way too wide, to get the frame sliders out far enough where they do anything puts a huge leverage point on the frame. This is made worse considering it is a relatively heavy bike.

I would much rather change an upper fairing then have to total the bike due to frame damage...insurance doesn't play around with motorcycle frames, if inspection shows any sign of damage at all you're looking at a salvage title bike.

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You've got good taste 185EZ.

Agree with WillZX14 that T-REx sliders are awesome; especially with the word Ninja on them.

Over here when a crash occurs, normally, the bike would be total and the rider would sustain great injury or worst death. So, the sliders are useless. However, the sliders maybe good to prevent costly fairing repair/replacement in accidental drop or low speed crash.

Hey Puck, you're partially correct (IMO). As I mentioned in my previous post, for a new bike, if the sliders are installed by the stealer (this is to keep the bike's warranty intact) then the insurance company would have to honor their obligation.
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Good find ez, I haven't seen the t_rex sliders before

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If I were going to get just a regular slider,
I would go with the t-rex.
http://t-rex-racing.com/catalog.php?item=483

Just picked up a set of these. Installing these real soon. Always liked the look of these.



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I got these no-name, foo-foo carbon fiber crash bungs for cheap off Fleabay. They fit in with the other foo-foo (and real) carbon fiber parts on the bike and provide a place for me to stretch my bad knee on trips. Polished alloy mounting plates, grade-8 mounting bolts and a large baloney of delrin plastic. I agree the rails would be better in a crash/slide, but these work great for protecting plastic in the event of a tipover.


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