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Old 06-28-2011, 12:21 PM
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Default Minty mint F4i Frame Sliders...

I have a super mint white/red f4i. 5400km. The last guy had 2-3 inch chicken strips. Orig owner. It's looks brand new, stock everything. The org tires aren't even cracked. (10 year old rubber has since been replaced with Q2's)

A few of my friends are telling me to put on no cut sliders to preserve it's mintness, but I have read here I would be better off using cut sliders for anything more then a packing lot tip over.

I intend on keeping this bike for 3-4 years... so at the end it wont be so minty anyway. So, does it make any difference to the value if I get good cut sliders?
 
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Old 06-28-2011, 12:32 PM
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Old 06-28-2011, 12:42 PM
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cut in sliders are going to be much better if they are ever put to the test. no-cut sliders on an F4i tend to destroy the motor...in which case you are better off not having them on the bike at all.
 
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Old 06-28-2011, 12:43 PM
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Get an engine and subframe cage, add clip-ons, spools on the swingarm and good delrin bar ends (like Shogun or similar). It will cost $600 or so, but would be worth it for such a low miles bike. You could remove the stuff when you sell the bike and get a bit of your money back, or use it to sweeten the deal when you sell.
 
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Old 06-28-2011, 01:43 PM
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Congrats on getting your minty bike.

Won't hurt value to cut for sliders (if its done correctly).

No-cut sliders are worthless for practical application.

Btw, welcome to the forum.
 
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Old 06-28-2011, 01:59 PM
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holy quadruple post batman!!

get cut frame sliders if you're going to get frame sliders. If not then don't bother with no cut
 
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Old 06-28-2011, 03:39 PM
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Thanks guys.

Great forum you have here, super useful.
 
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Old 06-29-2011, 12:08 AM
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Originally Posted by Xander F4i View Post
cut in sliders are going to be much better if they are ever put to the test. no-cut sliders on an F4i tend to destroy the motor...in which case you are better off not having them on the bike at all.

They replace the rear-most side fairing bolts, at least the ones I have do. How could they hurt the engine?
 
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Old 06-29-2011, 12:48 AM
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How could they hurt the engine?
Since the no cuts arent sticking out from the frame, when the bike falls over the engine lands on them and they can crack orr puncture the engine case or whatever particular part of the motor they are over.
 
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Originally Posted by nickp123 View Post
Since the no cuts arent sticking out from the frame, when the bike falls over the engine lands on them and they can crack orr puncture the engine case or whatever particular part of the motor they are over.

I'm not disputing this, so don't anyone get mad, but I just don't understand how that could happen. Perhaps there are different styles of no-cuts and some go in different locations, but the ones I have screw into the frame and I just don't see how the engine could possibly come anywhere near them.
 

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