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Old 06-14-2007, 07:42 AM   #1
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Reccomendations for frame sliders? new handlebars?

Alright, I just bought a used 2003 sv650, I'm excited :-) The guy before me already replaced the back shock and installed valve emulators in the front, which is pretty sweet.

I want to get new handlebars and some frame sliders for it, can anyone recommend a brand/place to get them?
Right now I'm looking at Suburban Machinary for new handlebars (Should I go type 1 or type 2...?):

I havn't found much for frame sliders that look decent, I'd prefer silver instead of black. Thoughts?

Oooh... and what about chin spoilers...? I might get one of those :-)
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Old 06-14-2007, 08:11 AM   #2
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Re: Reccomendations for frame sliders? new handlebars?

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Old 06-14-2007, 08:11 PM   #3
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Re: Reccomendations for frame sliders? new handlebars?

I have SM type 1 bars. I like them alot. More aggressive than the naked bars, yet more comfy than the "S". They look good too.

As for frame sliders...motosliders is the way to go. They have a great reputation and outperform other brands, at least those available to the SV.

I've "tested" my sliders twice. Once at 50-60 mph, the other at around 80 mph. Did their job great. In fact, my bike probably would have been totaled otherwise. Instead, I only have a couple hundred dollars of damage. Both crashes combined, I had broken mirrors, cracked right controls, bent rear brake pedal, scratched grab bars, missing bar ends, cracked gauge cover, and dented tank.

- tank $250 off ebay
- mirrors, $25 off forum
- controls, $20 off ebay
- brake pedal, $45 I think...oneidasuzuki
- grab bar, $40 off forum
- bar ends, $15 internet shop
- gauge cover, $10 in plexiglass...or I could have spent $90 for a new OEM cover.

So for two crashes (one street, one track) I had only about $400 in damage...motosliders did a great job.

I've seen broken and severely bent sliders from other brands. For the SV, I trust motosliders most.

Getting good sliders is worth a little aesthetics.
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