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I've got sliders on my ZX9R and also on the Street Triple. Luckily I've only ever tested them on the 9...
So, on the 9 I've got R&G sliders. They're an English company, and they're quite big. They do a lot of things related with crash protection and other accessories. I find them bit on the expensive side, but after having my little off (lowside crash) I have to say that the product is good quality. Essentially I dropped the bike on a tight hairpin, and the bike ended up sliding all the way to the other side of the road finally stopping on the gutter. Didn't hit anything or anyone, and I managed to get up, pick the bike up and ride home (luckiest day of my life). Only damage was a slight scratch to the lower fairing and a cracked stator cover. After that, I replaced not only the slider (the nylon bit) but also the actual bolt that connects to the bike.
On the Street Triple, I've got a set that I got from another English guy I found on e-Bay (JayBee biker bits). Stuff seems to be good quality, but can't really say how it will work if I fall (Hope I never find out)Ö
In saying that, there's a couple of things that I'd recommend; there's a world of crap available on the net for sliders and they all have the same description (well kind of). The differences will be the material the actual slider is made of, and (more importantly) the connection point of the slider... In some cases, I've seen sliders connected onto the fairing connection point, rather than the engine mounting bolt... On my 9 for instance, the sliders are connected to the engine mounting bolt, and let me tell you, a pain to put on, BUT after having tested them, I have to say that this is the way to connect them. As for the slider, stay away from nice bling sliders made of carbon or things like that. The slider is meant to be made of a soft material, and it is meant to wear down in case of an accident.
Hope it helps.
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