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Soooo i left my bike on, battery died, tried to push start it down hill, and accidently popped the clutch while jumping on. layed the bike down and my frame sliders did nothing but bent. it cracked my right lower fairing. broke my brake lever, and tip of brake pedal. i have the 08 sf full fairing, and the hole in the fairing is not lined up where the frame sliders are supposed to go. so insted of cutting a hole, i had a local shop fabricate my sliders with an elbow type tubing to fit through the hole. bad idea. i wasnt aware that the tubing was hollow and put together with a crappy welding. so now im looking at those SVXR fairings from twinshack.com.

http://www.twinshack.co.uk/prods/528.html

did my sliders bend because of the elbow tubing? or do all sliders bend on low speed lay downs?
 

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Definitely the elbow fitting thing. Should have sprung for the R&G sliders that have a sturdy bracket and fit through the stock holes, or for Motosliders which require to you cut another hole in your fairings. I'm sure Blair will chime in here shortly about how he can ship you motosliders straight away!
 

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Better use the R&G sliders special for the full fairing.

There is also somebody here on the forum that have custom mounting brackets for the full fairing.
http://forum.svrider.com/showthread.php?t=87160&highlight=slider
On the end off that thread it says that motoslider is making them.

The stock slider mount also bent, not only because it's elbow tubing butt the way they mount.
 

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def bent from the tubing....its tubing. Because its hollow it would bend easily no matter what. Don't skimp on parts man, first thing i can say. Especially something that cost so little to protect so much. If you would have sprung for R&G's (can get for $150) you could have saved yourself the cost of fabrication of a custom bracket and maybe new fairings. Lesson learned i guess.

Those are some wicked fairings though. Have you thought how you are going to fit a new set of lights in them? Does that setup require gsxr style lights?
 

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Those are some wicked fairings though. Have you thought how you are going to fit a new set of lights in them? Does that setup require gsxr style lights?
Those fairing are made by poly26. and you need a special headlight set to fit the fairing.
http://www.poly26.com/carenage-suzuki-kit-racing-svxr-pour-650-svs-de-2003-a-2008_4-384.html
You can not use the plastic inner fairing on these fairings.

Here are those on a first gen:
http://forum.svrider.com/showthread.php?t=93608
And a good pic from the headlight
 

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yep definatly lesson learned. The two holes in the middle are where the headlights go. the triangular cutouts are only vents that i wold just put some black mesh behind. im also going to get these too.. bracket, screen, and lights. of course their sold seperately. and twinshack said it woud cost about 98 USD$ to ship from Uk to California. kinda expensive but im gonna get them anyways.

http://www.twinshack.co.uk/prods/529.html

http://www.twinshack.co.uk/prods/452.html

http://www.twinshack.co.uk/prods/449.html
 

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Frame sliders are over rated


they are only intended to protect the frame, could that be why they are called "frame sliders" don't expect them to protect anything else, if they happen to prevent other breakage in a crash, consider it a bonus
 

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I know it doesn't matter now because you are getting the SVXR fairings........ but are you sure the shop fabbed up a set of mounts for the sliders? All of the SF models have that tubing piece you're talking about. If you were to buy the Suzuki sliders they just screw right into the tubing -- that's why I did not get the Suzuki ones for my bike. I'm waiting for MotoSliders to finish them up. If they don't finish soon I guess I'll just go with R&G sliders.
 
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