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Frame Slider

Postby ZR468 » 26 Aug 2018, 23:52

I was thinking doing some gymkhana on my ZR750C. Gymkhana is new to me. From what I have seen on youtube, lots of guys and gals push their bikes to the point of lowside spinning out. I don't think I will push it that hard, but can't help to think it could happen.
My bike has front crash bars, but the mufflers will touch down in the rear in the event of a lowside. Has anyone install frame sliders at the rear of a ZR? Where would be a good anchor point? I was thinking using the muffler hanger, will it work?
Thank you , Kenny.
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Re: Frame Slider

Postby ZR468 » 13 Oct 2018, 22:51

Well, took a while for me to make up my mind in what to do. Finally, I found a set of frame sliders on Ebay that might work on the muffler hanger on my ZR750. Receiced the units last week, the included M10 bolt was not long enought. Bought locally a couple of M10 x 120 bolts and nylock nuts, and some M10 mud flap SS washers. Installed them this morning, perfect fit. Now the mufflers are protected in the event of a lowside.
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Re: Frame Slider

Postby David Richard » 14 Oct 2018, 10:03

hi Kenny I sort of get the idea of these but I would rather just ride and keep it upright I think a heavy fall might damage the frame lugs ,david
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Re: Frame Slider

Postby ZR468 » 14 Oct 2018, 16:03

I too would like to stay upright all the time. The frame sliders are a fall back measure. Also it is psychological, it make me feel better about pushing my comfort levels. In the Gymkhana runs, I am learning new skills that takes a bit of practices to integrate.
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