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post #1 of 5 (permalink) Old 04-21-2006, 07:20 PM Thread Starter
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Frame sliders

I put a set a R&G sliders on my 910R; got them from Pirate's Lair with fast delivery. I've read the posts on whether to mount at the engine bolt or not; in my opinion I'm good to go. Personally I've had great experience with the R&G frame sliders, but not on an MV so the mount was different.

The front swingarm sliders are a direct bolt on. The front fork sliders need to have the aluminum spacers machined down to fit the smaller axle on the new 910R forks.


In order to continue to use the OEM frame/engine mounting bolt and the R&G sliders I shortened the slider and the frame insert by approximately 3/8" (see the attached pic). I bought a 7mm bolt (50mm minumum, 55 mm optimal length) from a big Truevalue hardware and mounted the sliders in the same manner as the OEM frame plugs.

I also put on an Evo license plate relocator; cleans up the butt. I may still do something with the turn signals but right now I'm too busy riding the bike.


Hope this helps somebody who might be contemplating some sliders.

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NICE. Can you take a pic of where the stock fender was, and show me how much of the funky shaped hole it covers? It's the only reason I haven't shelled out the cash for one yet. I don't want to buy one, and see that it doesn't fill in the stocks wierd void.

Also, I'm curious on the matter of people saying it's not a good idea to mount it to the engine mount due to it stripping threads in a crash. I've never heard that being an issue except for MVs. Other companies use the very same mounting location, using the engine bolt on AL motors as well. How delicate is it in reality on the MV? Or is this in the case a HARD crash where totaling the bike anyhow may be a question? I'm just bewildered at that being a concern...

Very nice though....

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and the HUGE lower triple clamp. that thing is braced like king-kong at at a bondage party.
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I'll get a picture posted tomorrow that shows the underside of the tail where the bracket mounts and how it covers the hole. Hope it will help.

I'm not sure about the validity of the argument either that mounting the frame slider directly to the engine is bad. You're probably right, if the crash is big enough to damage the engine at the mounting point, you'll have such major damage it's likely to be a total anyway. But I thought it wouldn't hurt to take this into consideration when I mount the R&G's.

Overall I believe in frame sliders; especially for the slow speed low sider or just falling over while stopped.

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Here's some pictures of the underside of the tail and how the EVO license plate relocator attaches/looks. In reality you have to get down very low and look completely on the underside to even see that the EVO is not the stock setup.

I'm very happy with it.

Hope this helps.
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Good stuff...I was contemplating a universal one, but I guess I can't cause you need that huge spacer....I guess you could fiddle with one.....looks great though.

Thanks for posting the pictures. I've been curious as to how the underside looks like with that kit for weeks!

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