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Old 10-26-2012, 07:28 PM   #1 (permalink)
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R&G Case Sliders

I know the question comes up from time to time about which sliders to get... I crashed a while back and put a hole in my clutch cover. The frame sliders I had did their job protecting the tank & frame, but the clutch cover had a hole in it. After replacing it I decided a little protection was in order, so I added R&G case sliders, seen here. What I didn't realize at the time is that those sliders reduce your max lean angle and become the first thing to touch the ground - as opposed to the footpegs being the first. Here is a video of me learning this new info:

Summary - R&G case sliders (the small ones at the bottom edge of the engine case) will help you crash, then protect your bike while it's sliding!
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Old 10-26-2012, 07:30 PM   #2 (permalink)
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Oh, by the way, I'm fine - a little bruised & sore but that's all. More importantly the bike is in decent shape. The shift linkage broke & there's a bit of gravel rash on the frame & tank, but overall it coulda been much worse.
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Old 10-26-2012, 08:55 PM   #3 (permalink)
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Man, that really sucks! There was a thread a while back about this very issue. Here it is: http://www.triumphrat.net/speed-trip...rs-fitted.html

Glad you are okay dude.
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Old 10-26-2012, 09:09 PM   #4 (permalink)
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Damn - I even searched a bit and didn't come across that thread. If I had known I wouldn't have gone so far over.
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About a year ago I bottomed out that slider once before (at a different track) but attributed it to the curbing at the apex being a little tall. I should have heeded that warning!
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Old 10-27-2012, 11:01 AM   #6 (permalink)
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I have the R&G case covers, after reading about the sliders still allowing plenty of damage...
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Old 10-27-2012, 11:38 AM   #7 (permalink)
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I have the R&G case covers, after reading about the sliders still allowing plenty of damage...
Pretty sure that's where I'm headed. The combination of the case sliders, OES rear engine sliders & "Milq's" front engine sliders kept the expensive bits off the ground, but I can't have those case sliders hanging down like that.
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Old 10-27-2012, 04:22 PM   #8 (permalink)
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R&G notified of this issue

Here's a screen shot of an email I sent to R&G a few minutes ago:

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I'll update this thread with the response I receive.
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Old 10-27-2012, 07:42 PM   #9 (permalink)
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I noticed on twisted throttle you can't even buy the left hand slider anymore....
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I noticed on twisted throttle you can't even buy the left hand slider anymore....
That is interesting. It is still available on the R&G website here: http://www.rg-racing.com/browseBike/...ECS0020BK.aspx
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