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Frame sliders vs cages

In spite of the protection offered, I simply cannot stand the look of the front/rear cages on the bike. Before anyone starts lecturing, anybody using simple frame sliders to protect the bike? I've used these on my previous rides (but thankfully never actually 'tested' any of them!) but none have had the plastics or side cases like the FJR.

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I have canyon cages and sliders. Speaking from experience, cages alone do not provide enough protection.

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R&G Frame Sliders

I've been using the R&G Frame Sliders since I received my '05 FJR (I couldn't find a cage back then). Tested 'em once, at low speed with side cases on. Slid about 5 feet on a downhill.
I am happy to report that there was no damage to the paint, but I did get a few scratches on the mirror casing. The slider got chewed up a bit so I replaced it through an abundance of caution.

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I could almost see doing the sliders up front and possibly the cages in the back, as they are less conspicuous.
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I use, and prefer, t-Rex bag guards. I’ve tested them twice with zero damage to the guards or the bike.

I tested R&G frame sliders twice as well, with zero damage to the sliders, bolts, or bike.

I now use t-Rex engine guards (which have sliders attached) instead of the R&G. I don’t think they’re any more protective, I just liked the look of the engine guards.

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Form vs. function, always comes into play....

If you want the sleekest looking almost not noticeable and beautiful sliders, get the OEM's for the Gen3... I'll check with a friend to see if he still has a set for sale and post up an ad.

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I'd be obliged. New, those suckers are expensive. Aftermarket pieces can be found on the cheap!
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I went with cages for the simple reason of mounting points for extra lights and highway pegs. I don't care if they look a little out of place, because I'll give it up for comfort and extra lighting.
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I went with cages for the simple reason of mounting points for extra lights and highway pegs. I don't care if they look a little out of place, because I'll give it up for comfort and extra lighting.
YMMV!!
Ditto … and protection! I have the T-Rex guards, and chose them largely because the fairing guard has an integrated frame slider. If I didn't have them, and the FJR tipped over, I'd feel like the World's Biggest Idiot Loser. With them, if the FJR tips over, I'll still feel like an idiot … but one who made at least one good decision, so not quite the WBIL.

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