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Are bar end sliders worth installing? - August 25, 2009, 11:39 AM

So, I just purchased a slider kit for my bike. It includes frame sliders, swingarm spools/sliders, and bar end sliders. I'm a little hesitant to install the bar end sliders, and was hoping I could get some feedback from people with more experience.

If I replace the bar end weights with sliders, won't that increase vibration in the handlebars?

How much do bar end sliders actually help protect the bike?

Is it worth my time to install the bar end sliders, or should I just keep the factory bar end weights?


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August 25, 2009, 11:47 AM

yes but some how brake or clutch levers always gets bent or broken still.


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August 25, 2009, 11:52 AM

You guys should drill the levers so the tip just breaks off. Also the stock bar ends are sliders. They will work just fine.


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August 25, 2009, 11:54 AM

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They will work just fine.
^^^This

They are cheap to replace too (my K7 GSXR is $11 from Suzuki and the CBR is $9 from Honda)


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August 25, 2009, 11:56 AM

The OEM bar weights will act as sliders and help dampen vibration at the grips. Replacing them with derlin sliders is not a bad way to go, unless you find that the increased vibration is too uncomfortable. I don't think you will though.

I recently hit the deck after hitting a fawn, and the bar end slider helped protect the bike from more extensive damage. Amazingly, the brake lever did not break off, nor did the mirror on that side. I definitely consider frame, bar end, and swingarm sliders standard equipment. Front axle sliders aren't really going to help much on a sportbike.


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I like them and they have worked for me in the past.


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I had them on the R6, helped when I low sided, the bike spun on its right side on all 3 sliders - barend, frame, and clutch case. It minimized upper fairing damage but, I think the clutch slider would be a MUST, keeps your case off the pavement. Mine were INTUITIVE brand at the time.

Oh and the barend sliders were much longer so the levers never touched. Vibes did increase and had to get used to it. Now, back to the factory ones so the hands don't fall asleep.


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August 26, 2009, 09:48 AM

Thanks for the info.

I guess I'll throw them on and see how much the increased vibration bothers me.


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what can be used to lower vibration?


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