Yoshimura Frame Sliders Honda CB500F / CB500X 2013-2015
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
No-brainer accessory that's already saved my new bike
I got my first motorcycle two days ago, a CB500X, and immediately installed these sliders. I had managed to get through my MSF course without tipping, but sure enough I stalled my new Honda the first time taking it out and fell over on the left side.
Looking under the bike while it was on its side, I saw that only the tires, footpeg (which folded away) and Yoshimura frame slider were touching the ground. Upon righting the bike, there was no damage whatsoever, aside from the tip of the slider being a bit chewed up, and the shifter being a bit bent (which was easily fixed with a little muscle). Who knows how many embarrassing dollars I saved by slapping on these simple parts before setting off on my new horse? They look pretty decent too. Installation was a piece of cake, although I'd recommend using a center stand to do it.
This cheap, easy accessory has already done its job, and I have no doubt it will do it again the next time I screw up.
November 24, 2014
Does the job with style
I'm very pleased with this product. I let my dad get on my brand new CB500F for nostalgias sake. Unfortunately, he lost control while traveling at just a couple of miles an hour and the bike went down hard. There are a couple of scratches on both dad and bike, but nothing too bad (though wounded pride may still be an issue). These frame sliders easily saved me hundreds of dollars in repairs and they don't have a scratch on them. Over all, a very durable product that blends into the bike well. I should note that I threw some thread locker during the install for good measure. The scratches on the muffler buffed right out. No one would know it was dropped unless they were really looking for it.
September 2, 2014
Great product. Super quick shipping. Easy install.
Product was delivered to the door in a super quick manner. Install took just a few minutes per the instructions. Item looks great on the bike.
August 25, 2014
Held up in low speed accident
Purchased this slider kit as my mounted-on-bike insurance for my new Honda CB500F. Good thing, someone pulled a left U-turn right in front of me and although I scrubbed a lot of speed, I still smacked into his passenger side at an oblique angle near his front wheel. The slider took most of the brunt of impact, saved my lower left leg from impact, and kept damage to a cosmetic level on the bike. Good on you, Yoshimura. Only gripe is that you're supposed to use a torque wrench to assemble, which was annoying to have to purchase, but probably good to have around long-term.
August 4, 2014