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I would say Sliders actually, for a new rider at least, but these days FE kits from cycle gear as so cheap that it might as well be the first thing, since they are already in stock while most Slider kits seem to be ordered online. Dont really see CG carrying sliders on the shelf. Do dealerships? Never really checked their parts department. That would be ALOT of different sliders at the dealership.

I am actually thinking about not using sliders anymore. I have literally broke every single one in every lowside I have been in. Sure they protect the fairings, but the frame is what really matters. On top of that, they usually replace engine bolts, so if it breaks, you no longer have a bolt supporting that side of your engine to the frame, and taking the snapped slider bolts can be a nightmare. Tip: if you have excess snapped bolt sticking out, use a dremel to cut a LARGE slot to fit a big flat head. EZ-outs never come in straight, and they can snap, then you are really screwed since the EZ-out is really hard to remove. Oh and use minimal amount of Loctite on installation. You dont need to cover the entire thread area. Red Loctite on the whole thing can be a pain when the bolt head snapped off and you are trying to remove it from a small, cramped space between the fairings/frame and have minimal surface area to clamp your vice grip onto. Hence using a dremel to cut a slot lol.
 

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I dont remember if its a day or a few but the edit button is only temporary. Try editing your old posts.
WELLLLL..... that seems like a little issue for a forum ADMIN to take care of, yes? HINT HINT. ;)
 

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I agree; fender eliminator for certain. Those are sharp looking bikes!

I've seen a few raven R3's around my neck of the streets... -_- they look identical to mine. I love that folks are loving the bike as much as me if not more. It is a great bike; comfy, light, sexy, handles awesomely. Makes me want to take my stickers off or something though and personalize it some.
 

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Mine lasted 4 days. I did only 2 rides with the stock rear fender on it, and I was ashamed.
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I have nothing to add to this thread thats relevant to the original topic. But I didfind another rvf400, with what looks like an R1 body kit/lights lol. Weird.
 

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I have nothing to add to this thread thats relevant to the original topic. But I didfind another rvf400, with what looks like an R1 body kit/lights lol. Weird.
In JAPAN I am guessing? You should wait until you get over there to start shopping. Never buy a used bike without a good inspection and test-ride!
 

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In JAPAN I am guessing? You should wait until you get over there to start shopping. Never buy a used bike without a good inspection and test-ride!
I know! Over there is different though. Dealerships have to claim their inspections. The dealership ads I saw stated whether they were including a warranty or not.
 

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There isn't? Under my posts, there is an EDIT button. It's next to the QUOTE button. :nerd:
Maybe it's a new poster thing, but I definitely don't have an edit button. Guess I need to post some more :p

My R3 is my second bike so I guess I didn't really feel the need for frame sliders, but yeah for a new rider at particular risk of dropping or sliding they're definitely a good thought!
 

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Maybe it's a new poster thing, but I definitely don't have an edit button. Guess I need to post some more :p

My R3 is my second bike so I guess I didn't really feel the need for frame sliders, but yeah for a new rider at particular risk of dropping or sliding they're definitely a good thought!
Its my fifth bike and I had sliders on them. I lowsided at the track on it, scratched the farings bit, but the frame was fine. I think people can crash at any given experience level, not just on their first bike. I am still thinking about not using them anymore though because I just cant find a set that will hold up well. Maybe I just have terrible luck with them snagging onto something in a lowside.
 

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Its about the last thing you 'need'.


From reading this forum id say an owners manual is the first thing needed.
 
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