It doesn't seem like those kinds of sliders really protect much more than the engine case itself. The post type sliders by Sato look like they'd protect part of the fairing and brake pedal and possibly the tank.Doesn't look like that R&G one covers a whole lot. This is the first pic I've seen that looks like it's on the aluminum case cover though, so maybe I'll snag one.
for $500 u might as well put the 1199 magnesium engine cover on and get a real clutch guard like woodcraft, not to mention how much easier the 1199 cover makes servicing the clutchI'm wondering the same thing… do you know of an importer? They're around $500 with shipping to the US.
How does that silicone hold up?R&G makes carbon ones that fit the 899, they're $94 per side:
http://www.motospecialties.com/store.asp?store=ducatiomaha&level=category&type=Superbike&type1=899 Panigale&type2=Crash Protection&category=Engine Covers
I would have no concerns about the silicone holding up, it will stay on until you decide to remove the covers and then you can scrape the silicone off. They use a clear silicone adhesive that's heat-resistant and waterproof, it's the type used to seal up aquariums.How does that silicone hold up?
Also, was it a pain to install the 2 piece magnesium cover?
Thinking about a slipper now…