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I've been eyeing up the R&G Aero sliders. Anyone have any experience with them? It looks like installation is a PITA. Any other frame sliders to consider?
 

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I've been eyeing up the R&G Aero sliders. Anyone have any experience with them? It looks like installation is a PITA. Any other frame sliders to consider?
They're not quite out yet, we're actually waiting for the first shipment coming into the U.S. which is supposed to be in the next couple of weeks. I'm putting a set of them on my 899 and we'll have a bunch more in stock for sale as well. Other than that, I haven't seen any comparable sliders available yet except for the engine cover sliders. Sato makes the sliders for the 1199, but they won't work on the 899 unless you've installed the magnesium clutch cover kit. I would imagine at some point that Sato will re-engineer their kit to work on the 899 also, but as of right now they haven't done so.
 

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I think there is a gentleman on the site from California that has them on a white 899. Not sure if they are the R&G but they look like them.
 

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I think there is a gentleman on the site from California that has them on a white 899. Not sure if they are the R&G but they look like them.
Can't be R&G since they're not out yet, I'd be interested to know what brand they are if anyone can provide a link?
 

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Yes, those mount to the clutch cover on an 1199, so won't work on the 899 unless you've put the 2-piece magnesium cover on. Plus they are hideous to look at and don't belong on a beautiful Ducati! ;)
The R&G aren't pretty either. lol
 

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The R&G aren't pretty either. lol
I would agree that the Satos probably look the best. I get to see all of this stuff in person since we sell pretty much every brand at my shop and all of the guys who come to our track days always have a variety of stuff on their bike. Every time I see a bike that I would qualify as an "eBay Special" it always has a lot of t-rex stuff on it! Ha ha!
 

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I would agree that the Satos probably look the best. I get to see all of this stuff in person since we sell pretty much every brand at my shop and all of the guys who come to our track days always have a variety of stuff on their bike. Every time I see a bike that I would qualify as an "eBay Special" it always has a lot of t-rex stuff on it! Ha ha!
I have the r&g on my Cbr. Trying to avoid them on my Duc. lol I never like the t-rex stuff either
 

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I think there is a gentleman on the site from California that has them on a white 899. Not sure if they are the R&G but they look like them.
Is it possible that they're the engine sliders? I think I saw a set of carbon pieces that glue onto the lower part of the covers on either side.
 

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Is it possible that they're the engine sliders? I think I saw a set of carbon pieces that glue onto the lower part of the covers on either side.
Yes, R&G also makes stick-on carbon covers for both the clutch and generator cases. The go on with silicone adhesive, so they're removable in the future if you choose. They offer decent abrasion protection for the engine cases, so protection in a typical low-side sliding crash. There's still an issue of impact protection for a hard drop, which is where the "frame" sliders can offer a different type of protection. These are the case covers:
http://www.motospecialties.com/stor...type2=Crash Protection&category=Engine Covers
 

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jarel:

i am interested in the R&G sliders however i rec'd a copy of the installation instructions and it seems fairly complex. have to support the engine during the install. let me know your thoughts.
thanks
 

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Well, we haven't gotten the kits yet so haven't installed any ourselves, I'll post up as soon as we receive the kits and get the first one installed on my bike. But looking at the installation instructions the frame slider kit is a fairly complex installation. We'll recommend professional installation on those if possible, we can do it at our shop for local customers. I'd only do it yourself at home if you're an experienced/competent mechanic. You don't want to screw up on this since it involves removing and reinstalling suspension components.
 

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Jerel:

once the R&G sliders are installed, are the pucks easily replaceable or is it likewise a large and tedious installation?
please advise
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Jerel:

once the R&G sliders are installed, are the pucks easily replaceable or is it likewise a large and tedious installation?
please advise
thx
The pucks are easily replaceable, you just remove the plastic cap on the puck and that exposes the nut underneath, remove that nut and the puck slides off.
 

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News from R&G on the frame slider kits for 899 - Our shipment left the U.K. this morning so will be here next week! I'll snap some pics of them on my bike as soon as I get them installed. Several people have PM'd/e-mailed inquiring about the white color as well and how that will look with the white 899. I'll snap a pic of some next to the fairing on a white 899 and post that up as well for those who are curious as soon as possible.
 

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We finally got 'em! If you already ordered some from our web site, yours will ship out today. We have extras and we'll try to keep them in stock for the season now.



Here's what the white pucks looks like against the matte white 899 - thanks rjjr for the photo-bomb of your bike! ;-)

 

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jarel:

did you install them yet? how difficult? how long did it take you?

What is the sale price on the sliders? only question is - wait for the Sato sliders which are being developed now (as per Sato) or get these? thoughts?
 

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jarel:

did you install them yet? how difficult? how long did it take you?

What is the sale price on the sliders? only question is - wait for the Sato sliders which are being developed now (as per Sato) or get these? thoughts?
No, not yet, we got really busy in our service department today so the guys didn't get a chance to start on it yet. The kits we have priced at $299 and you can view the installation instructions on them here:
http://www.motospecialties.com/stor...ction&category=Frame Sliders&ItemNum=CP0358BL

We don't have an ETA on the Sato kits, yet, they say they're working on them but it's going to be a complete redesign from their 1199 kit with all new brackets and such so I don't anticipate it being available real soon.
 
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