Yoshimura Frame Sliders Kawasaki Ninja 300 2013-2015
Fairing destroyed from 5mph low-slide
I have had these installed for a year but unfortunately low-slided on black ice last winter.
My bike still runs just fine, but the right fairing is completely destroyed. The slider might have protected the rest of the bike, but it ripped through the fairing, causing a 3 inch hole.
I would not recommend this product. It would have been better to low slide and cause some minor scratches to the fairings than to put a hole through them.
August 16, 2015
destroyed my fairing
My wife went down in a low side on her Ninja 300 SE and the frameslider got bent. Because it had to be drilled through the fairing, it completely destroyed the fairing itself when the actual chassis bracket gave away and folded. Not sure how the crash would have been without the frame sliders, but I do know that not only is it about $100 to replace the bracket, I also have to spend another $600 on replacing the cowl. Because of the offset design of the bracket itself, apparently this is a common occurence when it does encounter an accident. Would like to use R&G instead now, except I've already drilled a hole for the slider on the other side of the bike. I wouldn't recommend this for anyone looking to install one on their Ninja 300 ABS.
September 24, 2014
Quality Frame Sliders
The installed frame sliders look really great. Like other reviewers, I would recommend checking out some YouTube videos for fairing removal/installation. It definitely helps to have an extra pair of hands for the install.
Tips for installation:
- Had an extra pair of hands
- Watched a lot of YouTube videos for fairing removal (I'm not one of those people that works on cars or motorcycles. This was actually my first motorcycle, but decided to do the frame slider install so I could get the experience of working on the bike)
- Used the Kawasaki OEM frame slider hole/template to make the cut
- Used painters tape to tape the outside of the fairing to prevent any chipping/cracking while drilling the whole
- Used a spade bit to drill the hole into the fairing. Started a pilot hole on the inside of the fairing and then flipped it over to finish it off
- Used a jack to support the engine
I've dropped the bike once and the frame sliders worked as intended. To replace the frame slider puck and aluminum insert, it will probably cost under $50 including shipping. You can call Yoshimura and give them the part numbers from the install sheet or PDF on here.
September 7, 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