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Crash bars or sliders?

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domrogers0
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Location : Kent

Crash bars or sliders?

Post by domrogers0 on Mon 03 Apr 2017, 7:35 pm

Looking for some advice regarding what people consider is the best way to protect a bike in the event of an accident as at the moment I have no fixed idea what is best, crash bars or sliders?

Any info welcome Very Happy
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Beresford
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Location : not that far from Kirkistown

Re: Crash bars or sliders?

Post by Beresford on Mon 03 Apr 2017, 9:01 pm

I find falling off the bike so incredibly painful, I've resolved never to do it again. That means a lot more caution and a lot more alertness. So (hopefully) neither is your answer.
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domrogers0
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Location : Kent

Re: Crash bars or sliders?

Post by domrogers0 on Mon 03 Apr 2017, 9:11 pm

Lol, fair point!
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Jameshambleton
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Re: Crash bars or sliders?

Post by Jameshambleton on Mon 03 Apr 2017, 9:12 pm

Bars are best for most riders. If you want the most practical option, a 52 litre topbox helps to protect the bike a lot more than what you would expect.
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Vardypeeps
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Re: Crash bars or sliders?

Post by Vardypeeps on Tue 04 Apr 2017, 1:02 pm

Suppose it's all on looks.
Had a beautiful CB750 and the chrome engine bars just looked right on it where as with the CB being quite narrow I'm not sure they suit and they can be hard to find at a good price.

I will be getting a set of sliders from R&G or similar for mine soon. Tried the engine case sliders and lost one on my first ride Shocked
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wornsprokets
the 900
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Re: Crash bars or sliders?

Post by wornsprokets on Tue 04 Apr 2017, 1:19 pm

Ive shep engine protectors...there used in thundersport...for cb500 racer
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KeriCB500F
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What frame sliders to get?

Post by KeriCB500F on Sun 09 Apr 2017, 7:48 pm

I just got a CB500F as my first street bike and was wondering which frame sliders I should get? Anyone have any preferences?

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