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post #1 of 15 Old 12-17-2006, 11:07 PM Thread Starter
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Does the Strom have hard-points for Frame Sliders?

I've seen a number of (OK, two) types of engine guards for the bike, but is there a place to securely mount a set of frame sliders? I ask because I want to figure out if there's a way to run them with the lower (aftermarket) fairing in place, and I've heard it can be a problem.

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Let me clarify. I'm sure there's points on the frame that you could mount sliders too, what I'm looking for is information on hard-points under the lower fairing where you could mount the sliders to protect the expensive lower plastics.

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???

So that would be a no, then?:rolleyes:
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I don't know of any Stromtroopers using sliders. I know that the engine gaurds that most are using won't work with the lower fairing. Here's a link to the other VStrom forum where people are talking about the same issues with the lower fairing.

http://11109.rapidforum.com/topic=12...rame%2Csliders
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http://www.motovationusa.com/Vstrom.html

http://www.spieglerusa.com/cfm/FrameSliders.cfm

http://www.twistedthrottle.com/trade...view/2013/203/

http://www.rg-racing.com//showproduc...rotectors.aspx

They're out there. I don't have any experience with them. Looks like the SW Motech crashbar bolts to the same bolt as the slider, but maybe they could both attach there OK. The Hepco & Becker guards don't use that bolt. The Givi guards look like they don't use that bolt hole, but might obstruct the sliders.

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maybe they could both attach there OK.
Thanks, but I'm not looking to run both frame sliders and crash bars, I'm looking for sliders that will work under the aftermarket lower fairing (no crash bars).

Thanks for the links.

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frame sliders, key word = frame, are designed to protect frame, not faring lowers



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frame sliders are designed to protect frame, not faring lowers
Yeah, thanks for the tip.:rolleyes: They do however protect the lowers (to a certain degree) by keeping them off the ground when the bike falls over.

"If the shoe fits" as they say.

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Crash protectors

R & G crash protectors ( cotton reels ) are available here in the UK and they do a very neat looking set for the DL650 where they come with a seperate aluminium cradle which they then mount off . I saw them on a 650 in a local dealership. The only problem for me was the cost PDS stlng 125 (approx us dllrs 250 !! ) I know its a small cost compared to the likely benefits but its finding the cash and convincing the wife thats the problem.

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I ran a set of Motosliders on my SV650 that worked out great... They mount up like the Motivation USA sliders, replacing the main engine mount bolt, but these are a little less expensive.
http://www.motosliders.com/suzuki.html

Unfortunately, they only seem to have pics of them mounted on SV's.
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