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Discussion Starter · #1 · (Edited)
Came home and the second of my mods was waiting on me !! Yah..
It's raining like ***...booo...

So I ordered the TST Protection Pack. Mainly because of a few (not many) reports that the 'no cut' sliders break...and at $120 for several items (see below) it looks like a good deal

Bar Ends
Frame Sliders (w/blue caps)
Fork Slider
Spool Slider

Here's a pic...it came in a box smaller than a shoe box...I threw several items for scale (for any Imgurians - I had no banana)....
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All the pieces seem AWFULLY small....I've had fork and swingarm sliders before (R6) and I swear they were TWICE the size of these. I haven't removed the shrinkwrap (in case I want to return).

Anyone have these? I had bought some 'no cut' body sliders off Revzilla (Woodcraft I think) that I had returned because of some reports of failure (not them but no cuts in general). I don't have them now but I think they were a LOT bigger than these 'cut' frame sliders.

Can anyone chime in on this? I've got time...we're having a deluge here and only one day out of the next 5 will be clear enough to ride.

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Subscribed... I was interested in everything except the sliders (that install video was cringe worthy to me)
Luckily I've done something close to it before (car race body) and I have a mate who's done it on several bikes...and I do like the look of it. Just...smaller than I thought they should be...

I looked at the Yamaha Body Sliders..>DEAR GOD< who's idea was it to make them resemble a 'porn mustache' ?? U-G-L-Y....

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I just thought of something...I've got Blue Delrin to make new bits out of.

OH SNAP.....:eek:

I just thought about something.

I've got Blue (X-ray Detectable) Delrin that we make parts out of for Nestle, Stouffers, and Hershey...

Gonna take these to work and task my lads to make me some!!;)

Too bad that shite is expensive as gold though....wouldn't be economically viable to make them for sale.



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If you browse the TST website under their media and blog page, you will see crash report of their protection package at the racetrack at race speeds. It held up incredibly well. bigger is not always better
 

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I'm not saying their stuff is inferior or saying they wouldn't work...I was just surprised that they were small...like golf ball or smaller size. The only ones I've seen or had were much bigger....and I did watch the video too.

I was thinking that they were that small for the R3...not because they were ****.

It's all good...besides...I remembered I have blue Delrin at work...custom ones man...

Jay



If you browse the TST website under their media and blog page, you will see crash report of their protection package at the racetrack at race speeds. It held up incredibly well. bigger is not always better
 

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Ok...I installed the front fork, swing arm, and bar end in less than 30 minutes. Took me longer to look for my vise-grips and a rag than the install. (Bad Ass Drew holds the bar ends with his hands...I needed something more to keep it from spinning).

Front fork sliders look dope. Swing arm sliders still look small but used the paddock lift and up she came - no wobble. Bar ends look..ok. The anodized ring doesn't sit flush (doesn't in the video either) and even when tight on the internal tightening nut they spin fairly easy but I whacked them with my trusty rubber mallet a few times...Nope...not budging - tight but they spin. Like an idiot I didn't see if the stock ones were that loose or tight. I did notice the stock ones have a key on the backside of them while the WOMOTEC ones are smooth.

Too late and wet to do the Frame sliders.....you have to take off half the side plastic (on both sides). Figure taking my time it's a couple of hours. So it's going to have to wait.

My Yoshi R3 slip on comes in tomorrow :) so that's going to take precedence:D

It's now dark-thirty...I took pics but the flash on my cell is horrible
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Jeez....that was a pain...I had to re-sign up for Photobucket...I only used it for porn years ago (j/k)

Try it now..

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So...I studied the video several times....
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First..it's an R1.
Second...look at the size of the body slider it's MUCH larger
Third...The engine slider took a **** load of damage...and that's not included in kit.

I've installed them...but now I'm going looking for engine sliders.



If you browse the TST website under their media and blog page, you will see crash report of their protection package at the racetrack at race speeds. It held up incredibly well. bigger is not always better
 

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Buddy came by...he's helped some others put 'no cut' sliders on.

HIS opinion....they're smaller because they can be. The 'no cuts' have to be long (and wider) to clear the bodywork. He figures the TST mounting site sits 3/4'' or 1'' more proud than the others...so they can be that much shorter and lighter.

He said I was just being overly critical...and because all my bikes are so much bigger that I wasn't considering the scale...

So..I'll shut up about the size. Installed all but the frame sliders and they only took @ 30 mins. My can is coming today so I'll push the slider install to Thursday or so..

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Great write-up! To put things as simple as possible, yes these sliders are smaller because they can be. We have (unfortunately) crash tested these components various times on our race R1 and the race bike we sponsor for Team Westby Racing in the MotoAmerica race series. We have seen nothing but great results and will continue to bring those exact parts to the market for us everyday Joe's to use.

Yes, the video and blog article were created around the products for our R1 but we use the same technology and production standards in all of our crash protection products. We are not only the exclusive distributor for Womet-Tech in the US but we are also a partner company with them. We designed a lot of these R3 products directly in house and had Womet-Tech facilities in Poland manufacture them.

Womet-Tech as a single company has a catalog that contains crash protection parts for 100+ motorcycles. With the knowledge gained from countless crashes, drops, revisions, and even totaled bikes, they have been able to produce a product that is proven in every aspect of motorcycle riding. We very recently even started carrying their "race frame sliders" which have a break away feature in case the bike gets snagged on anything while it's sliding. This will hopefully give us even stronger data on how many "race bikes" actually flip during a crash or get caught on some immovable object.

I hope this helps explain certain points you mentioned in this thread and hopefully you never have to test out any of these components. However, if you do, I'm sure our products will help minimize any damage your bike may encounter.

Ride safe out there!
 
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