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What say you guys?...sliders on a 620 Monster(my first bike) good idea/bad idea...they basically said they wouldn't do much good...will it possibly save denting the tank? Just looking for some more input thanks.

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Re: Dealer/Duc mechanic don't recommend sliders...

Frame sliders are a 50/50 proposition. If the bike slides along on pavement, you will save a lot by having them. On the other hand, if the bike hits the dirt while it's still sliding, they will usually cause the bike to flip. I've been on both sides of this stick.
 

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Re: Dealer/Duc mechanic don't recommend sliders...

I'm also a newbie & considering sliders..... I've got longer legs & am worried I maybe knockin my knee's against 'em.

My thoughts are that if I go down, w/ sliders, I'll have a better chance of a running bike i.e. one w/out the crank case rubbed thru & bleeding oil.....

still pondering w/ appreciate comments ::)
 

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I vote for sliders all the way. Thou unless you replace those cheap a*s stock bars, sliders will most likely not save a dented tank.

Frame sliders, Bar sliders, and even Swingarm sliders are just another form of insurance. I now have Frame and Bar sliders on my 620. Cycle cat all the way.
 

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I also advocate the use of Frame Sliders. I have the Cyclecats on my 02 620. Heres a pic of them. Yours of course wont have the bodywork.
 

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I also advocate the use of Frame Sliders. I have the Cyclecats on my 02 620. Heres a pic of them. Yours of course wont have the bodywork.

Dude, that is a 620 monster :eek:. Why on earth would you cloth her like that? :'(
 

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It gets raced only and I picked up an extra couple of MPH top end with it on. Also I needed something to contain oil in case of an unfortunate oil relieving event. Also I needed somewhere to put the guys whoo have been giving me money to race. You know, the Sponsors :)
 

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Hey ducman, what's going on with the rear area of the seat?
 

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??? The Red Tape? Its a transponder that our club uses for laptimes and scoring. I just have it duct tapped on the seat.
 
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I've got longer legs & am worried I maybe knockin my knee's against 'em.
Frame sliders don't get in the way. 6'4" and never had a problem knocking my knees.
 

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Got it...
 

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Re: Dealer/Duc mechanic don't recommend sliders...

Also, don't forget that a lot of dealers are by default against anything that isn't in the Ducati Performance catalog.
 

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I'm putting them on my bike because it seems in MOST of the posts here of people crashing it helped them.
 

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On the other hand, if the bike hits the dirt while it's still sliding, they will usually cause the bike to flip.
By this logic you couldn't have rubber tires either. Friend totalled his bike on the track when his tires caught and flipped the bike after a long slide subsequent to a lowside.

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Don't get me wrong, I like frame sliders & believe that they generally do more good than harm, but those who don't like them have a legitimate concern. I've watched bikes slide slowly along the road, & hit the shoulder at what seems like an insignificant amout of speed, catch the frame slider, & do a nice flip, tearing off windscreen, dashes, scratching tank tops, etc.
 

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...I've got longer legs & am worried I maybe knockin my knee's against 'em...
No problems for me either. I'm 6'4" as well. I do ocassionaly tap my shins on them when parking the bike, but no big deal. I vote yes for sliders. They make nice footrests on straightaways too.
 

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I've watched bikes slide slowly along the road, & hit the shoulder at what seems like an insignificant amout of speed, catch the frame slider, & do a nice flip, tearing off windscreen, dashes, scratching tank tops, etc.
A flipped bike will often be totaled.

Mine are still in the box, though they could save me $1000 in parts if I put them on.

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Re: Dealer/Duc mechanic don't recommend sliders...

Most tank dents on Monsters come from the bars bending and hitting the tank. I adjusted the steering lock screws in and rolled the bars forward just a tad. There is now more space between the controls on the bars and the tank. It probably won't help any crash, but it does help those tipovers in the driveway.
 
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Does anyone have info on swingarm sliders?
 
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