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post #1 of 22 Old 07-28-2011, 05:23 AM Thread Starter
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anyone have any expiernce w the m factory front fork axle sliders on e bay i like the way thay look better then the bolts and seem to be an inexpinceve mod.

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These ones? Honda CBR600 F4 F4i Front Fork Axle Sliders 99 01 02 03 | eBay


I've thought about it, too, for looks if anything.

Not sure how they attach to the left side (as you're sitting on the bike), though. I see they provide a bolt with a hole in it for the right...

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not sure how these would prevent anything in a crash? the tank, cowl, exhaust, and even the engine would get hit before the lower part of the forks made contact with the road.

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not sure how these would prevent anything in a crash? the tank, cowl, exhaust, and even the engine would get hit before the lower part of the forks made contact with the road.
I agree - pretty much EVERYTHING on the side of the bike will be scraped before the axle area makes contact. They do look nice though.

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not sure how these would prevent anything in a crash? the tank, cowl, exhaust, and even the engine would get hit before the lower part of the forks made contact with the road.
I can vouch. Last year I lowsided my niner last year on the right hand side. I ground down my frame slider about 1/2", got the bar end (on stock bars) pretty good and broke my brake lever off, ground a nice chunk out of the rear cowl, ground the crankcase center cover almost through, had some minor superficial scratches on the exhaust right where the exhaust and heat shield meet, scraped the bracket that holds the passenger peg on, and ground a bit out of the foot brake. I was super lucky and my tank survived unscathed.

Regardless the forks never touched the ground and I can't imagine that they could with the width of the 919's engine, tank, etc.

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By themselves... no, they won't do much. But they might help triangulate if you have frame, swingarm and fork sliders all installed. It's one of those things, is the $30-60 of additional insurance worth it to you? To most people it's a waste. I can see it both ways.

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im just doing it for the looks i think that thay'll clean up nicely and at the price it's a great mod and easy install it looks as if you just change the bolt and slide it through and twist it tight and walla. P.S. anyone know the torqe on the front axle nut.

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im just doing it for the looks i think that thay'll clean up nicely and at the price it's a great mod and easy install it looks as if you just change the bolt and slide it through and twist it tight and walla. P.S. anyone know the torqe on the front axle nut.
Me, too. I looked at them PURELY for the aesthetic value. Just Bling. If anything, just to hide my scratched up axle head and bolt.

Torque values are in the Service Manual ;-) Dropbox - Honda_CB900F_919_Service_Manual-converted.pdf

Grab that and they are in the first few pages.

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R&G Engineering make a set. I have no idea who 'M-factory' are ....... or what their bolt is made off. I would trust R&G.
I too have looked at them - purely as bling as I figure by the time they hit the ground the bike would be trashed.

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ok orderd axle sliders shipping fron hong kong so prob 10 days till big brown truck shows up i'll review and install with pics just as soon as thay get here.

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ok orderd axle sliders shipping fron hong kong so prob 10 days till big brown truck shows up i'll review and install with pics just as soon as thay get here.
Ah! I just bought some, too!


What color did you get? I got Red. hopefully it doesn't make my front wheel faster than the rear.


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i got some black ones.

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post #13 of 22 Old 08-07-2011, 05:31 AM
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nice for the front have any of you seen the Driven rear axle blocks with sliders mounted near the back and bottom. now these are on my 03 gsxr 1000 i dont know if they make them for the 919. they are anonized blue with the black nylon slider, look at the rear axle and you will see them






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R&G Engineering make a set. I have no idea who 'M-factory' are ....... or what their bolt is made off. I would trust R&G.
I too have looked at them - purely as bling as I figure by the time they hit the ground the bike would be trashed.
+1 on the R&G sliders, I have their front and rear axle sliders, along with their upper and lower frame sliders on my Super Duke, great quality!

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recieved front axle sliders today thay look pretty sweet recieved withinn 10 days install very easy about 20 min. just remove front axle bolt a little thread locker on new bolt torque to 43 lbs as in manuel a little therad locker on screw hold over axle nut while threading rod on to screw a little mor thread locker on rt side screw in till tight. it realley cleaned up the looks of that area ill try to atempt uploadind pics. and ill give this mod two thumbs up one for value (35.00) and one for a perfect fit.
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Looks good! That means I better go check my mailbox, I ordered mine on the same day...

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oh dont forget the pics i want to see the red ones

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Tell me that's a new front tyre!

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Tell me that's a new front tyre!
Haha no kidding! Either that or Hooligan rides with the front tire off the ground all the time!

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oh dont forget the pics i want to see the red ones
They didn't have any more red ones, and said that they weren't going to get any more. They had literally sold out like 2 weeks before I bought them.

I was really disappointed, but still opted for the black ones. So it will look the same as yours.

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tires not new front and rear have about 5000 miles on them and i would never have the front wheel off the ground

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