Yoshimura Frame Sliders Honda CB500F / CB500X 2013-2015
Its a bit expensive
So far so good, I don't know if spending 100 dollars for these things are worth the money. I didn't like how i needed a really long Alan wrench. These sliders have not seen any action so I will update if does happen...i hope it doesn't
May 10, 2016
Hiccup at first, better now
This was one of the first things I purchased when I bought my CB500F. I'm a shorter rider and I was worried about dropping the bike and not being able to save it.
2 months after installing these I noticed the left one sheered off deep inside the bolt hole. I never dropped the bike on the left side, and I recall, as another reviewer mentioned, the left side was tough to install. I had to take it to a shop to have them drill the bolt out.
I contacted yoshimura customer service and they sent me a replacement immediately.
Its been about 2 months (not that much riding though, due to it being winter) and the slider is still where it should be.
I went to get gas and stalled out recently and dropped the bike (on the right side). My bar end and brake lever are damaged minimally but the rest of the bike looks fine. Since it was stall out drop my frame slider isn't even marked. Bike looks pretty good.
As others have said, this is really expensive for what they are. The peace of mind though, is worth every penny.
I would recommend and buy again for another bike.
May 7, 2016
Fit my CB500F
Relatively easy to install. Only time I had issues was with the left side engine mount bolt, for some reason I had a hard time getting the frame slider bolt started when trying to screw it in. The bike was parked on the side stand so maybe that had something to do with how the weight of the engine was distributed.....don't try to force it, you don't want to strip the threads in the engine block. Gently putting pressure on the frame where the bolt goes through seemed to help. Material of the frame slider seems good and it looks like it would protect the engine in the event of a low side. Muffler would probably get scratched though. Haven't had to test these out (and I hope I never do) but they look like they would definitely protect most of the bike.
March 2, 2016
They saved by bike already
They work as advertised and look clean on my CB500F. I dropped the bike on my asphalt driveway and there is not a sratch on the bike. The slider has a small dent, but that is expected...it saved me from a headache. They are a bit expensive for what they are, but I think that just for peace of mind they are worth it.
September 18, 2015
Excellent sliders, and that's about it.
Recently bought these to get some sliders thinking I would install them myself. Once they arrived, it seemed as simple as I thought, but I decided to take them into my shop to see what they said. I'm not a motorcycle mechanic and don't have tools, so this seemed the best option. I live in a downtown studio apartment.
Bottom line, installing these on a CB500F/X will be the easiest possible compared to other bikes, it's just two screw mounts and they're both identical. When I brought my own hardware into the shop they were concerned as a lot of hardware can be a mess, but once they saw these they said, "oh these are great, no problem".
I haven't gone down with these sliders, but the construction seems great and will hold up- they don't look exactly like the image, the black bit is longer and the gold piece doesn't exist, it's black as well.
The bolts holding these sliders in will also hold your engine, only replace one at a time or your engine will sag down. If you do not know the relationship between a foot-pound, hp, and a joule, and a pound-foot or torque- then take these into your local shop to have them installed properly. It's a super easy install, but bring a six-pack with you and they'll probably install it for free.
Great sliders, would buy again.
August 3, 2015
Keep your bike safe
-Should provide great protection for the motorcycle
-I felt that they could be a little cheaper
May 18, 2015
nice and simple
Fit and finish was excellent, the install was very easy, and they're very unobtrusive. You'll forget they're there after a couple days. Without dropping my bike, I don't know for sure how well these sliders perform, but their placement should definitely protect the engine in case of an accident.
April 7, 2015
Fits good, looks great, hope to never fully test them.
Yoshimura always makes high quality parts and these sliders, while pretty simple items, are very well made. They look great and fit great as well - with super easy installation. Hoping to never test their effectiveness for the intended purpose.
January 5, 2015