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ease of install depends on the slider

whether it installs onto the fairing or onto the frame

I just go with something affordable. I don't prefer any particular brand. As long as the design works and its affordable I'll buy it

No brand preference when it comes to sliders.
 

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Yes, I prefer no-cut as well.

With that said, who makes the best and affordable ones. Does that go together?
 

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With no-cut in mind, there's no design that doesn't require the removal of the fairing to install?
 

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no you don't have tyo remove the fairing to install the frame sliders. They peek through the fairing gaps.





I prefer the R&Gs (last pic) they're aerodynamic and no cut... the satos are a good pick as well..
 

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Have you installed any or had them installed.

I think the plate underneath the slider requires that the fairing be removed.
 

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Have you installed any or had them installed.

I think the plate underneath the slider requires that the fairing be removed.
From how I see it, that's what it seems to be. A bit more work involved but worth it for something thats so important to have.
 

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Like I assumed, the directions start by requiring the fairing to be removed.

Naked bikes have it easy
 

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I bought some SW Motech sliders and had my dealership install them during my 600 mile service.

I was not comfortable doing it myself plus I did not have the tools to do the work anyways.
 

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I had the dealer install my t-rex frame sliders on my N300 at the 600 mile service too.

I've seen combo deals on ebay that include frame sliders and spools.
 

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What are you riding right now tony97?
The Wind.

Nothing on 2 wheels yet.

I revealed my strategy in a previous post:
If you don't mind staring at your new bike and starting it once a week during Winter, you could save a ton of money by buying it after Christmas instead of giving the dealership the leverage in Spring.

I bought my Ninja 300 after Christmas last year and paid $4850 OTD with the help of $250 in Kawasaki Showbucks. MSRP was $4799. I recently sold it for $300 less than I paid for it.

Lord willing, I'm planning to get a leftover 2011 Ninja 1000 black/red after this Christmas. I hope to get it for $7500-$8000 OTD. After Christmas has the bonus of buying after the gift purchases are complete and it always comes at the end of the month.

For us Yankees and our limited riding season, we have the advantage to sell in Spring/Summer and early Fall and we have the leverage to buy in Winter, especially at the end of the month with a little snow on the ground and an arctic chill in the air. A good dealer will deliver it for you at no charge. When the salesperson asked if I wanted it delivered, I was searching for a respectful way to decline, but he immediately said it was free of charge. I made sure to write a glowing review online and mention them on the forum. That kind of customer service builds loyalty, repeat business and good word-of-mouth advertising.
 

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I'm trying to do my research and homework now before I actually get the N1K.

That's why I'm asking the questions about frame sliders and slip on exhausts.
 

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I'm trying to do my research and homework now before I actually get the N1K.

That's why I'm asking the questions about frame sliders and slip on exhausts.
yea i hear you, due diligence is key, but do keep in mind that no motorcycle is actually a good purchase, except for mental health wise. Buy whatever is going to maximize your mental fortitude ;)

We talked about slip ons in another thread. The '14 Ninja 1000 is so new, and came out at a terrible time of year so virtually no one has one yet LOL
 

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We talked about slip ons in another thread.


Is there another thread about slip-ons besides the one I started?
 
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