Yoshimura Frame Sliders Kawasaki Ninja 300 2013-2014
The Yoshi frame sliders for a Ninja 300 use the same location as the OEM frame sliders. That was one of the biggest reasons I went with these instead of the no-cut options. Kawasaki designed them there for a reason!
Install was pretty easy with the provided instructions. Make sure you have a torque wrench that goes to 51 ft/lbs, breaker bar, good set of metric sockets, and some time. Drill a small hole in the middle the marked location on the inside of the fairing, then attach your hole-saw to the drill and use the little hole as a guide to drill from the outside.
Torquing the 4 Engine Mount bolts was a bit tricky since the nuts on the inside spin when you try to tighten, but if you tighten it slowly and with just enough pressure, the nut will grip and you're able to properly torque down the bolt.
For the last bolt (go figure) I was tightening, my luck ran out and I had to drop the radiator a little bit and use a box end wrench to hold the nut in place while I torqued the bolt down.
I have a 2014 SE w/ ABS, so I decided to use painters tape around the Special Edition stickers on the outside of my fairing to prevent sticker pull. Unlike some of those no-cut frame sliders, I had no issues with the ABS brake lines :)
Great product! Would definitely buy again.
August 25, 2014
Great product. I tried the DIY method for installing but ended up not having the right tools to do the install myself. The finished product looks great on the bike.
August 11, 2014
So unfortunately I got to test these out on my 2014 Ninja 300 ABS. I went down in some gravel at about 20mph a few days after installing these. The bar holding the actual slider bent and caused it to push into my left side middle fairing, warping the heck out of it. I'm not sure what the damage would have been without them though... Maybe worse, maybe better. I elected to stick another pair of these on my bike mainly because my other right middle fairing has a hole drilled in it already and my insurance covers accessories.
August 4, 2014
High quality protection
Just what I was looking for. Sleek design that fits perfectly the lines of the bike.
June 24, 2014
Yoshi sliders for ninja 300
If you dont mind cutting into your fairings these are the sliders for you. Extremely well made and durable. They look great once installed. I hope i never have to experience how they hold up during a lowside fall, but I'm sure they'll protect your bike. Yoshimura is known for quality products. I have no doubt the sliders will do their job.
June 16, 2014
awesome frame sliders
These frame sliders look awesome on my bike and were easy to install. If you have the right tools. Revzilla made it so easy with the no shipping charges and Revzilla cash that I got to use towards this purchase since I had saved some up. I highly recommend these for your Ninja 300 SE.
March 31, 2014
Sliders that doesn't look like sausages
The Yoshi sliders for the Ninja 300 works as expected, feels solid. If you don't mind cutting your fairings, the sliders look fantastic and sturdy.
My only issue with it is that I can't seem to find it's replacement pucks, and I'm not sure if Yoshimura sells them individually.
February 25, 2014
Excellent frame protection
I researched about frame sliders for my 2014 Ninja 300, there are some options out there. The Yoshimura seems to have the best ratings from users, due to high quality product and the fact that the connection points are the factory motor mounts, what gives you a piece of mind when comes to the strength of the sliders. Also, a long bolt connects both together, which is an additional plus for overall rigidity. I'm very happy of the looks and wouldn't trade for another if have a chance! The installation was about 2 hours; drilling the fairings is a breeze with the dots already there from the factory(used 1" unibit to drill). The only tricky part is the factory motor mounts, kind of hard to reach, but I have lots of tools(didn't take off the radiator).
February 9, 2014