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Old 01-16-13, 13:53   #11
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Very cool - any chance you can post closer photos of the sliders?

As far as I can tell it's a bit of random chance whether sliders (or passenger pegs) save you damage or do extra harm. Slower they seem to help sometimes. Faster seems to smash everything up anyway!
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Old 01-16-13, 14:04   #12
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....As far as I can tell it's a bit of random chance whether sliders (or passenger pegs) save you damage or do extra harm. Slower they seem to help sometimes. Faster seems to smash everything up anyway!
I would agree that this sums it up pretty good. So now you go with the odds you are most comfortable with.
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I had a 30 mph lowside in an oil slick on the freeway and the pegs did nothing, it just left some scuffs on the tail plastic. I tend to agree, it is all just how the bike goes down and what it hits.
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Personally, I think the most probable outcome at the track is perhaps less tail fairing damage at the cost of subframe damage.
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Very cool - any chance you can post closer photos of the sliders?

As far as I can tell it's a bit of random chance whether sliders (or passenger pegs) save you damage or do extra harm. Slower they seem to help sometimes. Faster seems to smash everything up anyway!
I lost a ton of photos when I killed my phone. This is the best I can do. This is the day after my low-side.

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Do the passenger pegs provide any protection for the bike, realistically? It looks so much cleaner without the pegs, and the weight savings is significant. Is removing them wise?
do you ride a street triple or the daytona? if its the street triple take them off and sell them to me!
my girl wants to ride with me and the previous owner of my triple took them off
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do you ride a street triple or the daytona? if its the street triple take them off and sell them to me!
my girl wants to ride with me and the previous owner of my triple took them off
Are they different?


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Are they different?
Yes, they bolt to different parts of the subframe on the two different bikes.
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I always knew there was something wrong with the ST...


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