Regular spools can do the same thing. Run swingarm sliders...... Now you can't say you've always been told not to run swingarm slidersI've always been told to NOT run swingarm spool sliders. The lugs are designed to support the bike on a rearstand, not in a crash. If you crash with those sliders, there's a fair chance that you'll simply snap the lug off the swingarm. I've seen it happen. Just run spools.
If you want protection for your swingarm, get sliders that attach to the axle. The SV axle is hollow, right? If so, you can make sliders with a piece of threaded rod and some skateboard wheels like us 'tard guys do.
Supermoto guys crash a LOT and that's exactly what most supermotos use.So, the axle is hollow.. you put a piece of allthread through it and cap it off with sliders or skateboard wheels. You go go down and the bike is sliding.. you're telling me that when that rod won't bend or snap off? Granted that it is possible to shear off a swingarm slider, or rip the lug off the swingarm all together. But that damage seems more manageable to me.
I'm in now way negating the value of an actual axle slider, but I'm sure an axle slider isn't the save all in damage reduction equipment.
Yep, and most SM bikes don't have swingarm slider mounting points either.Supermoto guys crash a LOT and that's exactly what most supermotos use.
Depends on the design of the mounts. Lots of variables: Wall thickness? Bolt size? Bolt depth received? Weld required to hold them on or cast in? Length of said weld?Hmm, I'm not sure that I've heard of an SV snapping the spool mounts. I know I've heard of it happening on other bikes though, and can't think of why an SV would be less prone to it.
Lot more to take into place - my R&G sliders on my 610 saw at least 8 times down - track, street, trails.....Never heard a case of any swingarm spool or swingarm slider of any brand snapping the mount off of the swingarm on an SV.
Yep, and most SM bikes don't have swingarm slider mounting points either.
Axle sliders aren't necessarily any better or worse. Last time I rode a DRZ400SM, it was on a SM track in the rain w/ the stock D208s. I crashed and broke the axle slider right off. Does that mean swingarm sliders are superior in location? Of course not.
(Axle slider in this case wasn't made by me, Suzuki, or anyone spoken of here, BTW)