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Offline ML

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Hi Z owners,

Almost ready to pick up my, new to me, Z900.
I am considering buying a full set of frame and engine sliders/protectors.
In Europe there seem to be two options I come across regularly, R&G and SW-Motech.
I want to protect the front forks, swingarm, engine and frame.

The most complete set seem to be offered by R&G:

Higher frame protection: https://www.rg-racing.com/browseBike/Kawasaki/Z900/2019/CP0418

Lower engine cover: https://www.rg-racing.com/browseBike/Kawasaki/Z900/2020/ECS0114BK

Lower engine cover: https://www.rg-racing.com/browseBike/Kawasaki/Z900RS/2020/ECS0115BK

https://www.rg-racing.com/browseBike/Kawasaki/Z900/2019/FP0194BK

https://www.rg-racing.com/browseBike/Kawasaki/Z900/2017/CR0057

Are the 'higher frame protection' and 'lower engine cover' ones both equally useful? In order words: are there people with experience with these sorts of sliders in a crash who might say that one is more useful than the other, or recommend both strongly?

Or would a SW-Motech crashbar be a better solution. I am not too keen on the looks, but if it is a much better solution I would consider it:

https://sw-motech.com/en/products/protection/crash+bar/4052572042434.htm

There is also the option of using the R&G type sliders from SW-Motech (in combination with forks and swinging arm sliders):

https://sw-motech.com/en/products/protection/engine+guard/4052572044728.htm

https://sw-motech.com/en/products/protection/slider+sets/4052572042304.htm


I can't find online which is the best option for the z900, other suggestions are also welcome.
Would anyone argue against using them at all?

Thanks boys and girls


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Re: Frame and engine protection, crash bars, sliders, which ones?
Reply #1 on: October 19, 2020, 03:47:31 AM
The engine case covers are good and have been tested by a few members on here. Ive got the GB racing case covers that do the same thing. Ive also got the SW motech crash bars and planning to add a set of sliders to the front axle. The case covers are worth it, even if you dont get the crash bars. Cant comment on the upper mount sliders as I dont have any, seen too many bend in a crash or dig in.

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Re: Frame and engine protection, crash bars, sliders, which ones?
Reply #2 on: October 19, 2020, 11:34:09 AM
+1 for the G&B racing covers!
Also i ordered some frame sliders from Womet tech and some ALi-Express frontfork sliders and radiator guard.

Btw, is that a Wilbers nightline shock? Looks superb!

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Re: Frame and engine protection, crash bars, sliders, which ones?
Reply #3 on: October 19, 2020, 12:03:13 PM
*Originally Posted by igor_timmermans [+]
Btw, is that a Wilbers nightline shock? Looks superb!

Yes. Best thing Ive bought for the bike!
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Re: Frame and engine protection, crash bars, sliders, which ones?
Reply #4 on: October 19, 2020, 12:56:56 PM
TOP BLOCK RACING on mine

http://top-block.com/product-range



Last Edit: October 19, 2020, 12:59:00 PM by PFEN

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Re: Frame and engine protection, crash bars, sliders, which ones?
Reply #5 on: October 19, 2020, 02:35:47 PM
Id recommend both frame sliders and case protectors.

Ive got Oggy Knobbs installed.
They  have protected the top part of the bike in two stationary falls, one in left side and one on the right. But they didnt save the the bottoms of the engine cases which got slight scuffing on both sides. So I have a set of engine case covers on the Christmas wish list as a fall at any decent speed would otherwise result in the cases being pierced. Good engine cases would provide some protection and together with the frame sliders might do enough so that you can ride the bike home rather than it being trucked home.
Last Edit: October 19, 2020, 03:17:39 PM by stuartho

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Re: Frame and engine protection, crash bars, sliders, which ones?
Reply #6 on: October 19, 2020, 02:54:11 PM
 I have these.
 https://pptuning.eu/crash-protector-kawasaki-z900-2016-g176
 and R&G case covers.

 
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Tighten it 'til it strips then back it off half a turn.

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Re: Frame and engine protection, crash bars, sliders, which ones?
Reply #7 on: October 19, 2020, 08:57:20 PM
Thanks for the suggestions.

I decided on going with the Top Block and Womet-Tech style type frame slider since these destribute the force over different points of the frame and won't catch as easily as the stumpy R&G slider.

The Top Block slider looks even better constructed than the Womet-Tech one, but it is significantly cheaper than Top Block.

Better value for money with Womet-Tech or should I splurge on Top Block?

Im gonna go with the engine sliders from R&G.

Womet-Tech I am referring to: https://womet-tech.pl/en/glowna/807-frame-sliders-evos-edition-z900.html

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Re: Frame and engine protection, crash bars, sliders, which ones?
Reply #8 on: October 19, 2020, 09:28:27 PM
*Originally Posted by ML [+]
.................... these destribute the force over different points of the frame and won't catch as easily as the stumpy R&G slider.

The Top Block slider looks even better constructed than the Womet-Tech one, but it is significantly cheaper than Top Block.


 Just to add to your indecision.

 https://www.bikefarmmv.com/epages/79512538.sf/en_GB/?ObjectPath=/Shops/79512538/Products/%22GSG%20KA%20Z%20900%2017-%20Streetline%22
Cazzy_R

Tighten it 'til it strips then back it off half a turn.