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Old July 14th, 2017, 07:21 AM   #11
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This is the real answer here. I don't know why people bother with sliders when insurance is gonna have to pay out anyways?
My expectation is the sliders will prevent damage requiring a flatbed tow truck after a low side slide.
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Old July 14th, 2017, 07:51 AM   #12
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My expectation is the sliders will prevent damage requiring a flatbed tow truck after a low side slide.
On my recent motorcycle trip, we decided to take a slight detour through a fire road. About 3 miles in, my friend dropped his bike in some loose gravel and punctured a hole in his clutch cover. About 2.5 of the 3.5 quarts of oil leaked out and we all stood there for a moment wondering just what to do. This was about 25 miles from civilization in either direction from the main road.

Luckily... we had duct tape, and a quart of oil. Enough to limp it back to town. So yeah... I totally get this. Some kind of engine guard is very important. (Says the guy with no engine guard on his bike)
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Old July 14th, 2017, 08:10 AM   #13
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25 miles from civilization)
This is the issue for me and my favorite roads. Often there is little to no cell service.

For riders in populated areas, with constant cell service, I guess you could rely on the assistance of others if your bike is damaged.

I find that managing the risk of damage to the bike in a simple fall is prudent. Just like how I manage the risk to myself in a fall with the protective gear I wear.

We all make choices.
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Old July 14th, 2017, 08:13 AM   #14
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On my recent motorcycle trip, we decided to take a slight detour through a fire road. About 3 miles in, my friend dropped his bike in some loose gravel and punctured a hole in his clutch cover. About 2.5 of the 3.5 quarts of oil leaked out and we all stood there for a moment wondering just what to do. This was about 25 miles from civilization in either direction from the main road.

Luckily... we had duct tape, and a quart of oil. Enough to limp it back to town. So yeah... I totally get this. Some kind of engine guard is very important. (Says the guy with no engine guard on his bike)
That sucks. If crash bars were available for this bike I would have them. However, I have not seen anything for a HS that would help at all off road.

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Old July 14th, 2017, 08:19 AM   #15
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That sucks. If crash bars were available for this bike I would have them. However, I have not seen anything for a HS that would help at all off road.
The sliders are fine.

Nothing protects from big sharp rocks.

So many of the bars are bend-o-matic and offer little real protection.
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Old July 14th, 2017, 08:27 AM   #16
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I think more than anything I dislike the look of sliders. Maybe I spent too much time in my 20's hanging around the 600cc sportbike wheelie dipshit crowd. The kids who put plastic mohawks on their helmets and ride in skateboard shoes. They all tend to rock frame sliders. It scarred me for life.
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Old July 14th, 2017, 08:30 AM   #17
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I find my sliders pretty well invisible.





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Old July 14th, 2017, 08:34 AM   #18
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This is the real answer here. I don't know why people bother with sliders when insurance is gonna have to pay out anyways?
I had a low side, frame and axle sliders saved the bike. No damage besides a broken mirror and shift lever. Without sliders the bike likely would have been written off (scratched frame). I rode the bike home, replaced the parts myself, and was riding in 2 days. Saved me an insurance hike and waiting to get the bike back.

100% worth it in my opinion

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Old July 27th, 2017, 05:22 AM   #19
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This is the real answer here. I don't know why people bother with sliders when insurance is gonna have to pay out anyways?


Because I would hate to make an insurance claim for doing stupid things like dropping a bike in the garage while moving things around or stopping on an incline and not planting my foot in the right place.


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Old July 27th, 2017, 06:27 AM   #20
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Because I would hate to make an insurance claim for doing stupid things like dropping a bike in the garage while moving things around or stopping on an incline and not planting my foot in the right place.
Haha. Don't do stupid things then. A tip over in the garage won't do near the damage you think it will though. Mine tipped over in a gravel driveway and could be worse for the wear.
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