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post #1 of 10 Old 04-16-2019, 05:12 PM Thread Starter
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Does anyone have any advise where I can snag a pair of tank sliders here in the states ? Been snooping around for a bit and not having much luck
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tank sliders? You mean tank grips? I just got a pair of clear ones from R&G from the UK.
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What Gen? I believe Revzilla has Stomp grip for the 4th gen but didn't search any others.
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Sorry for the lack of info , it's a 2014 . And no not tank pads , tank sliders .
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Iíve heard of tank pads and frame sliders but not tank sliders. Got any pictures of what youíre looking for?


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Because our bikes have motocross bars (as in not clip-ons), I think there is virtually no chance of the tank touching the ground from a low size, hence why they don't make tank sliders for our bikes. The 3 contact points in a low side scenario are the handlebars, engine cover and mufflers. And in the event of a high side where your handle bar bends and the tank does contact the ground, there is no amount of carbon fiber sticker that's going to save it from damage.

R&G is the master of bike protection when it comes to track day prep. If they don't make a slider for the tank, then that means they have done their research and deemed that one is not necessary, and trust me they would love to sell you another $90 slider...

On sport bikes, because the clip on is so narrow, the tank becomes one of those 3 contact points in a low slide, hence why they make one for sport bikes.
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whats this video and you'll understand what I mean. They crash an MT09, which has similar MX bar configuration to ours. Crash starts at the 9:00 minute mark

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They kind of look like normal frame sliders to me. But maybe itís just semantics and UK folks call them tank sliders?


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Tank sliders are essentially carbon fiber stickers. Again... fairly useless on anything other than a minor low side / tip over, and on our bikes the wide handlebars prohibit the tank from contacting the ground anyways during minor low sides and tip overs.
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Ah, I see! Been riding sport bikes for 19 years and have never seen those, lol! Never too old to learn something new


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