I finally got to try out my Sky King frame sliders the other day. One lane road, cold and wet, fine grit on the road (a dry section of pavement, even worse than wet with cold, wet tires
) and a pick-up truck wanting to be where I was.
The right side slider did an excellent job of protecting my bodywork, just a few scratches. However, the slider offset bent, pushing it into the cam cover, thoroughly destroying it and donating most of my oil to the pavement.
The part is "unavailable" (not in the warehouse) so it is back ordered. Another track day canceled-two days at Atlanta next week!
There was some discussion here about those offsets and how they would hold up. Well, now I know for sure. Be really careful about your sliders and don't under estimate the force they will encounter when you go down. If it's a smooth low-side, they may be OK. At least until your bike reaches the edge of the pavement.
No more Sky Kings for me, not on the D675 anyway.