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post #1 of 16 Old 07-27-2008, 08:03 PM Thread Starter
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Los frame sliders

Here's a few pics of the LOS Sliders I installed this weekend.

They are the Tie Bar style- there is a long rod that runs through the frame that they attach to.You have to enlarge the existing holes on the frame but they even supply the drill bit and a little grease. Total install is about 10 minutes.
They seem very high quality, hope I never get to test them.
Their website is a little weak but they promptly respond to emails.

They cost me about $100.00 shipped from England with the current exchange rate. Took 9 days to get here
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post #2 of 16 Old 07-27-2008, 08:14 PM
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post #3 of 16 Old 07-28-2008, 04:03 AM
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Nice Job Mayday....those will do the trick.

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Frame Sliders

Do these mount to the frame, not the engine mounts? And do they use one threaded rod to attach both together as one unit? Thanks for any help, Redean

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I am still waiting on mine, but they go through the frame (I believe they call it the tiebar) NOT the engine, using one rod.

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Mine don't have the printing on them, must be a recent addition.

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I wish I had bought those. They sure would have saved me a lot of time by not having to find and cut down a rode to you for mounting. In the end its all worth it though.

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Nice job!

Very professional looking.

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post #9 of 16 Old 08-08-2008, 09:36 AM
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I've had a set siitting in the garage for a few weeks uninstalled. They are bigger and longer then I expected. Plus, I thought I saw a post about them not protecting much besides the motor in a crash. That leaves the tank, handlebars, tail & exhaust to get damaged. If I have to claim that much on insurance, I think I'd rather write off the whole bike.

Now, I could possibly see a saftey advantage. They might keep the wieght of the bike off an ankle I guess. I'm still torn if I should even install them. Any thoughts?

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You can always ues them as "highway pegs" on a longer trip

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I bought some el-cheap-os off ebay. drilled and tapped the frame and installed them there. I like mine, they double as nice high way pegs!

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Ahhh,
Photos like the above are just what the doctor ordered, for me. A while ago I took my bike in for its first service. When I bought the bike, the guys said we will do you a great deal on some sliders and fit them for you when you bring it in for that service,, which they did. They were OGGY knobs, which look great and fit great but I read not to fit those types which bolt to the engine mounts, just incase they rip the mount right off if the bike goes over, as the photo with the advice showed. A few days after they were fitted, I actually looked at them and gasped as I realized they were bolted on the engine mounts, where they have stayed ever since. I looked at mounting them through the same holes yours are but didn't relish the thought of drilling the mount.... Until now... I had a stainless bolt lined up from and engineering shop but passed on it as a few of you said your knobs were also bolted to the alloy mounts and that's where they will stay. Maybe I was just knee jerk reacting to a one off case...

Ahhhh, thanks for the photos... Now all I have to do is remember where those bolts were...

Can you tell me how long the bolts are - Inches or millimetres,, makes no difference to me... Thanks...

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The bolt goes all the way through the tie bar, I don't have the bike here with me at work so I can't measure but it's a long piece of stainless rod thats threaded on both ends.

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Many thanks Dan...

I'll check back much later...

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I am still waiting on mine, but they go through the frame (I believe they call it the tiebar) NOT the engine, using one rod.
Brian,

If they haven't shipped yet, can you e-mail them and order a left side (shifter side) spool. I just need a replacement spool and don't feel like paying $30 for shipping. I can Paypal the cost of the spool and part of the shipping fees. Just let me know.

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Fine day here today so sort of took a half day off and after lunch went for the first ride in a month... Got home and "Oh,, forgot about the sliders",,, so headed down to local hardware store, bought a length of SS 10mm threaded rod, one metre (3' 3") long, cut of at the correct length, drilled 10.5mm hole in the frame and finished the job before I knew it...

Thanks for the pics and the motivation guys, it looks great... I'd post a picture of it, only I can't seem to post pics, I get an error each time I try...

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