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Special feature = The pucks are solid and not hollow, made to withstand a greater impact. The brackets are designed NOT to rotate in a low side.
Material = UHMW-PE (ultra high molecular weight polyethylene) and solid steel brackets finished in durable black powder coat.
NO CUT or plastic fairings modification required
Fit Models = 2012 to 2015 Kawasaki Ninja 650
Kawasaki Ninja 650 = A set of frame sliders for the above bike model. The sliders feature a new design of a complete solid puck without a hollowed-out center. This increases the strength and contact surface to about 30%. The bracket is bolted to the engine mount and the slider puck is bolted onto it. The brackets have two attachment points preventing them from rotating in the event of a low side. The material of the puck is made of UHMW-PE (ultra high molecular weight polyethylene), a tough plastic with good strength, wear resistance and dimensional stability. It is more dimensionally stable than Nylon and used in many industrial ball bearing and friction reducing applications. Compared to Delrin, it is softer but tougher. Delrin is harder but more brittle. It is an ideal material for frame sliders since it can absorb more impact force onto itself and therefore reduce the impact on the frame and engine. The slider pucks can be inexpensively replaced in case of a low-side. The bolts are made of highest grade commercially available 12.9(177,000 psi in tensile strength) wherever possible. Rest assured that you are getting the best material commercially available.
I was going to work one morning & I noticed the road was wet & slick. I decided to take it easy & while riding down an offramp to merge onto the freeway in a split second I hydroplaned at 20-25mph. I was rolling down the ramp while my bike was sliding about 20ft on the road towards the freeway. Luckily it stopped right before. My Right Mirror shattered & Rear brake lever bent in & also a small crack was left into the main faring while the bottom one got scratched up. I can guarantee without these frame sliders the damage would have been much more severe.
Have not tried these in a wreck or laydown yet (thankfully), but construction and finish is very nice. I installed these on a 2013 Ninja 650 with ABS and they fit perfectly without any cutting at all. It was the first time I'd ever worked on a motorcycle and the instructions were clear enough to do without too much help. They come printed black and white, a color copy would be nicer and I did use the company's website to look at the color printout.
I took the fairings off to install, but read that some others didn't. I didn't want to risk breaking anything or scratching them. Didn't need any extra tools that I didn't already have from working on cars I already own, but you might need to buy some. I recommend buying some medium strength locktite to secure the pucks, as I've read others have had them work their way off over time and they disappear on the road. Took me about 2 hours I think, but like I said, it was the first time I'd ever worked on the bike...
I wasn't sure if these would fit on my 2016 Ninja 650 but I took a chance and bought them anyway based on other reviews. They do fit perfectly on my bike. The installation was fairly simple and the instructions were clear. After watching videos on how to remove the fairings I decided to be lazy and just pull the fairings out instead of removing them completely. I removed only four screws which allowed me to pull the fairing away enough to gain access to the bolts without damaging the fairing and without having to remove them completely. It helps to have someone else help to hold the fairing out and a flashlight while you install the sliders. You will need a set of large Allen wrenches and a socket set or box wrench set would be helpful. You will also need a torque wrench and some Locktite would be a good idea as well. The sliders do stick out from the fairing about 1-2 inches as they should to protect the bike.
I'm not sure why other reviews were complaining about the...
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