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Can anyone comment on frame sliders? Worth it?

 

The no cut ones can cause more damage than they save

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Originally Posted by MarioImpemba View Post

Can anyone comment on frame sliders? Worth it?


It depends...  If you're only riding on the street, I think they're a good idea...they really save the bike from bumps and bruises in a tip-over or rash in a low speed crash.  However, if you do trackdays, I wouldn't install them.  In a crash at the track, the bike usually slides quite quickly into the rough trackside, and the framesliders catch, sometimes causing the bike to flip, causing more damage than would have otherwise been the case...  My 2 cents...

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Apologies for the poor lighting but here's my bike with the latest mods (bobbed front fender, Biltwell tracker bars and tan exhaust wrap):

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post #3409 of 4654
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Originally Posted by TRINI View Post

Apologies for the poor lighting but here's my bike with the latest mods (bobbed front fender, Biltwell tracker bars and tan exhaust wrap):

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Sweet!  Ever think about reupholstering the seat in a tan-ish brown that seems all the rage with the custom builders? 

 

 

What do you think about swapping out the headlights with dual lights from the Thunderbird?

 

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post #3410 of 4654
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Sweet!  Ever think about reupholstering the seat in a tan-ish brown that seems all the rage with the custom builders? 

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I'm actually leather shopping tomorrow.
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Originally Posted by Rumpelstiltskin View Post

What do you think about swapping out the headlights with dual lights from the Thunderbird?

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I haven't - till now.
post #3411 of 4654

Sorry

 

 

 

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post #3412 of 4654
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I'm actually leather shopping tomorrow.

Where are you "leather shopping?" Why not just go with a custom Corbin?
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I wonder if Corbin makes seats without their damn branding
post #3414 of 4654
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Originally Posted by BostonHedonist View Post

Where are you "leather shopping?" Why not just go with a custom Corbin?

Just a leather shop here in town. I have a stock Bonneville seat so i'm having a local dude reupholster it for me. He's gonna bring the profile down a bit, add some memory foam and then a waterproof layer on top.

I didn't really like any of their seats and I'm looking for something classic like this:

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Dat saddlebag doe, phew!

 

I have a Corbin; it's constructed well with decent leather, but the actual comfort is questionable, at least in my application.

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Originally Posted by TRINI View Post


Just a leather shop here in town. I have a stock Bonneville seat so i'm having a local dude reupholster it for me. He's gonna bring the profile down a bit, add some memory foam and then a waterproof layer on top.

I didn't really like any of their seats and I'm looking for something classic like this:

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post #3417 of 4654
How do leather seats hold up to getting rained on?

Water just beads up on my vinyl seat and you can wipe/shake it off. I'd imagine that a wet leather seat with a waterproof membrane underneath would not be very comfortable to sit on. You could put something like snoseal or Obenauf's LP on it, but that shit would wear off into your pants.
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Saw this for sale on CR yesterday.  Not really my style but like manna from heaven for the Wolverine boot, flannel shirt & Bell 500 helmet crew.  And only 3300 beans...obo

 

So, here's my CR750 replica street bike. Underneath it all is a 1977 CB750F2, with a little over 21,000 on the odometer. It runs, oil is fresh, tires are brand new. Needs carbs synched. Very unique bike/experience, but I have too many projects...

 

 

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post #3419 of 4654
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Originally Posted by Rumpelstiltskin View Post

Saw this for sale on CR yesterday.  Not really my style but like manna from heaven for the Wolverine boot, flannel shirt & Bell 500 helmet crew.  And only 3300 beans...obo

You and I have very different ideas about what this crowd rides. smile.gif I picture the folks in the Yamaha Bolt ads on cruisers and hard-tails, not faired cafe racers.

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Originally Posted by otc View Post

How do leather seats hold up to getting rained on?

Water just beads up on my vinyl seat and you can wipe/shake it off. I'd imagine that a wet leather seat with a waterproof membrane underneath would not be very comfortable to sit on. You could put something like snoseal or Obenauf's LP on it, but that shit would wear off into your pants.

 

I've had no issues and mine sits in the rain all day fairly often. I just Lexol it.

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