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Hi,
I just purchased a 2006 GSXR600 a couple weeks ago, its my first bike, and yes i already laid it down and scratched the plastic. Just minor scratches but still, i was pissed. So i removed the plastic with a friend today and he told me to get some sliders to protect my bike from any damage until i become a better rider.

I did a little research and from what i gather i just need a set of frame sliders? Do i need more than just frame and swingarm sliders? Do i also need tank, clutch, front axle sliders? How much is it going to cost for buy sliders?
Thanks for any info!!!
 

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Optimally, you would like to have swingarm spools for the rear and frame sliders up front.

Not only does it enable the use of a rear stand, but I accidentally set my bike on its side ( Caught it as it was going down) and it set right on the sliders with out a scratch. :thumbup:
 

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i can second that about sliders helping. I accidently let it lean a little to far over and it rest on the slider instead of the nice plastics.
 

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lol...first bike dropped in a matter of weeks...how come this didnt happen to me?? my first bike, k6 600, havent dropped it yet..have frame and rear sliders...are sliders worth it?? thats like asking if a condom is worth it..
 

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Frame sliders, swingarm spools, and some bar ends are about all you need unless you plan on stuntin'. Those three things will definitely save your plastics in the event of another drop. Sorry you had to learn about sliders the hard way.
 

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In the event of something happening at high speeds sliders will most likely just snap right off or send your bike tumbling through the air! From the factory your fairings are designed to be "frame sliders" as the bike would slide on the plastics and protect the frame, not the fairings. Because your frame being damaged will total the bike out, plastics can be replaced!
In an event like you're talking about where it's low speeds <10mph frame sliders will save you some money! I'd much rather replace my $50 frame sliders then have to buy new plastics and have them painted bc of something very minor!
Best of luck to you and keep the rubber side down!
 

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I'd much rather replace my $50 frame sliders then have to buy new plastics and have them painted bc of something very minor!
Best of luck to you and keep the rubber side down!
+1

This is my 3rd bike and the 1st one that I put sliders on and kick my own ass for not having them on the 2 prior bikes. Nothing is uglier IMO than scarred up plastics.
 

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yes they are totally worth it. the other nite i thought my kickstand was down and when i shifted my weight over to put the bike on the stand i found out real quick that it wasnt there. i just got a brand new paint job and was like oh man!!! i set it down and then picked her back up and my slider held the bike off the road and had no scraps or anything on my fresh paint...saved my day
 

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I think they are worth it by far. I woke up one morning to find out that someone kicked my bike over in front of my house. My bike only took a small scratch on the rear fairing by the passenger seat since it just barely made contact with the sidewalk. If i parked further away im sure i would have gotten zero damage

Heres a link to some swing arm spools i bought.
Cheap and work great
http://cgi.ebay.ca/Motorcycle-Swingarm-Spools-Sliders-8mm-Suzuki-GSXR-GSX_W0QQitemZ120397970726QQihZ002QQcategoryZ35580QQssPageNameZWDVWQQrdZ1QQcmdZViewItem

I cant seem to find the frame sliders i bought but they were only about 30 bucks shipped. If i didnt have them it would have cost a lot more then the 40 some bucks i spent on frame sliders and spools
 

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Yes frame sliders is worth it. Check into crash rails, they provide more protection. But the downfall to having crashrails is that you'd have to take'em off everytime you change oil. But other than that crash rails are a good investment. checked powerstunworxx.com
 

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take the msf course :thumbup:!! then get frame sliders...I wouldn't worry about getting new plastics or anything because your gonna lay it down again at some point in time, everyone does..... Be safe out there.
 

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go get some frame sliders, that should be the first mod.
yes, frame sliders are worth it, but dont let that fool you into thinking that frame sliders will completely save your bike. with the right frame sliders, you will reduce the amount of damage your bike will take in the advent of a crash. they are design mainly to save your frame and not your plastics but, depending on the speed and the type of accident, frame sliders can completely save your plastics too.

and the price is not a good reflection on how good a frame slider will protect your bike

if you want full protection than look into a crash/stunt cage.
 
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