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So --- who can make us some 919 tank sliders?

anybody ever hear of the whole Yamaha R6 burst into flames deal?

Well ---- The R6 has a gas tank that is venerable to sliding on the pavement during crashing --- which at times could lead to fuel spillage, then poof --- vaporized in flame R6....... WERA came back with a new rule...... use a tank slider..... or you can't race an R6......

So ---- you see in just about EVERY crash pic of the 919 gas tank...... side gas tank damage. Why can't someone design a nice looking Tank slider for the 9'er?



Here's what happens on the new R6.....




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i wish they had some so i could hide the dent from the previous owner on my tank.

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If you hit your tank, there's no stopping it getting dented.

Now, using those sliders to mask existing damage is a great idea.

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Just my opinion, but our tanks already stick out a lot!!! Depending what they looked like though, maybe you it wouldnt be to bad.......Just my 2 cents......

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Just my opinion, but our tanks already stick out a lot!!! Depending what they looked like though, maybe you it wouldnt be to bad.......Just my 2 cents......
you have a point.... it would have to be well thought out as to not make the 9'er look like an airplane.

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It would be easy to take a mold off a tank and have some plastic castings made up - I presume they are stuck on with fancy 3M double-sided tape.

They look like tank boobs - get them in pink with a big red dot on either side? Nah - be too distracting while you ride the bike - you'd be forever playing with them.

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The other idea .... would maybe be some sort of Carbon Fiber trim piece and 3M tape. Tough --- Carbon Fiber can't provide that much impact protection.....

Carbon Fiber does look good on the side of a gas tank......


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Interesting concept...I think that a Carbon casting of the tank with an underlay of 1/4" foam rubber might work, maybe just a partial casting over the top and the "wings" would work...without totally messing up the looks of the bike.

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I saw a pic today (I think it was on this forum) that had a slider on the side of the seat cowl. Something like that seems to be what we're talking about.

Or maybe gluing a knee puck to the tank?

or masking off a nicely shaped triangle and spraing some Rhino Liner on it.

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My 2 cents.........Dont crash

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My 2 cents.........Dont crash
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Rhino Liner on it.
what in gods name is rhino liner, i need to google this up.

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what in gods name is rhino liner, i need to google this up.
Liners for pickup truck beds to keep them from getting all scratched and rusted. Pickups are mostly popular in the US so we have a multitude of things to keep them pretty.

Actually there is a TV program here called "Smash Lab". They try to destroy things that aren't meant to be destroyed. They detonated a pickup with a bunch of explosives and the only thing that really survived was the truck bed coated in Rhino Liner. The show is a cheap knockoff of Mythbusters but this episode was alright.

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My 2 cents.........Dont crash
Oh sir..... but I've mastered the art of crashing over the past 20 years.... I'm actually quite good at it.

I however will dress for that day and make sure my bike it ready.


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So --- I sent an e-mail to Traxxion Dynamics, makers of the original R6 slider. They might make something for us.

If you have ANY interest ---- Post up. (this is no commitment to buy....it will just show Traxxion there may be an interest so they can proceed with making something....)

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Here's the e-mail, they are currently watching this thread.....


Thanks Brad!
I will run this up the flag pole and see what we can do for you. Hopefully
we can make a product that will help the 919 following.
I will be in touch.
Thanks!
xxxxxx (name withheld in e-mail)

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So --- I sent an e-mail to Traxxion Dynamics, makers of the original R6 slider. They might make something for us.

If you have ANY interest ---- Post up. (this is no commitment to buy....it will just show Traxxion there may be an interest so they can proceed with making something....)

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Here's the e-mail, they are currently watching this thread.....


Thanks Brad!
I will run this up the flag pole and see what we can do for you. Hopefully
we can make a product that will help the 919 following.
I will be in touch.
Thanks!
xxxxxx (name withheld in e-mail)
I am more than just casually interested.
I stare at my 919 tank more times than I care to admit - that edge is the remaining high $ and looks sacrificial contact point that will called upon in any getoff.
I've got the Satos frame mounted.
I've got the Circuit 1 billet covers.
I've got the front and rear axle kits figured out.
The tank rather begs for something.
A nice pro and trik looking piece ala the Traxxion Yamaha piece shown would likely be an instant buy on my part.

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I want some too. I was on the verge of designing my own and having them CNC'ed out of delrin.

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I think everyones goal is NOT to crash, but I can not control johnny 4 wheels and him pulling out in front of me or what ever it may be.

With that being said, I just had mine painted, so I would love to see the idea before I buy it, but Yes IM interested.

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I am more than just casually interested.
I stare at my 919 tank more times than I care to admit - that edge is the remaining high $ and looks sacrificial contact point that will called upon in any getoff.
I've got the Satos frame mounted.
I've got the Circuit 1 billet covers.
I've got the front and rear axle kits figured out.
The tank rather begs for something.
A nice pro and trik looking piece ala the Traxxion Yamaha piece shown would likely be an instant buy on my part.
Thanks for your thumbs up with the idea...

Keep the comments coming everybody.....

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Asphault would grind of rihno liner or anything like it in no time.

No one makes these for a 919 because no one races them on road coarses. So no one made a rule saing there needs to be one.

It is a great idea for covering up dents. And protecting against them in the first place. I thinks its a good idea.

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I presume they are stuck on with fancy 3M double-sided tape.
From their website,
"Made from High Impact, Heat Resistant ABS plastic. Easy installation design attached with Auto quality 3M adhesive."


~$100.00 for the R6 variant...

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I'd like to see what they come up with.

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Wow, I dont mind that price range either. I woulda thought a lot more. lets hope not though!!

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if it looks as good as the r6

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i am VERY interested..... !!!

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I'd like to see what they come up with.
+100 I'm very interested, too!






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Liners for pickup truck beds to keep them from getting all scratched and rusted. Pickups are mostly popular in the US so we have a multitude of things to keep them pretty.

Actually there is a TV program here called "Smash Lab". They try to destroy things that aren't meant to be destroyed. They detonated a pickup with a bunch of explosives and the only thing that really survived was the truck bed coated in Rhino Liner. The show is a cheap knockoff of Mythbusters but this episode was alright.
cheers mate. ahaha wow rhino liner must be prety fckn tuff then.

and im interested too. the tanks edge needs some protection.

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rhino liner is AWESOME...

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o.k. guys..... just got another e-mail back from Traxxion Dynamics....

They are still interested in the idea ---- they're asking if anyone from the forum lives near their shop so they can take a scan of the tank.....

Anyway near.... 261 Rope Mill Pkwy, Suite 3, Woodstock, GA 30188 ?????

or for that matter --- anyone have an extra tank would could send them?

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Yep ---- like above, if you have ANY interest.... please keep posting.

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i would be interested too!

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I'd be interested. Just to get a feel on price range, what do the R6 ones go for?

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They have been around $100......

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still very very interested! hope you ship to New Zealand

the price on the website says from $94.95 to $124.95. Im guessing the lower price tag is without the yamaha emblem.

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I'm going to try to make a mold of the side of the tank this weekend. If I get time that is.

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Definite interest in this. I have some rather unseemly dents that need to be hidden.

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I'm going to try to make a mold of the side of the tank this weekend. If I get time that is.
LOL ---- with the number of posts this has received, I should have kept the idea to myself and developed something. If what you come up with turns out...... the more ideas the merrier.


BTW ---- I did also contact another local CNC shop that makes motorcycle parts. They told me there wasn't a market and that they couldn't recoup the money invested in R&D.

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So ---- it seems to me, there are 2 ideas floating around here. With no real idea of who is going where.

IDEA #1, to create some sort of Delrin --- Bumper/slider to prevent future damage..... something that is small and not obvious, but will do the job at slow to medium speeds. (intersection/parking lot tip-overs, lower-speed low sides, etc.....)

IDEA #2, to create something larger --- like the R6 slider, that will protect & cover existing dents in that area and also do a decent job at track-day speeds. (but, probably wouldn't end up looking super attractive....)

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I like any idea that involves someone from the board coming up with a solution.

IMO, $100 is not a deal for a piece of molded plastic and some tape.

My guess is someone here with the wherewithall could do it for half that... shipped.

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SOLD! To the girl with the pony.

Yeah --- maybe the solution is.....3M sticky W/ velcro..... and knee sliders on each side of the tank.

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