Yoshimura Chassis Protector Kit Kawasaki Ninja 650 2012
These frame sliders were easy to install considering that I am a n00b working on motorcycles. The only really hard part was that the fairing removal and re-install. The actual install of the frame sliders was pretty simple.
Word of caution though, DO NOT remove both engine mounts or you're gonna have a bad time. Also the second photo on the install instructions for the right side is not a 2012-14 Ninja 650. I had to figure out how the mounts were installed. Apply some loctite also when installing them so they don't come loose while riding. Last thing is that make sure you have some large (10mm) allen wrenche set or you will be stuck waiting for your friend to get to your place so you can finish the job.
Can't say I can review the performance and durability on these as I hope to never test them.
February 24, 2014
Good solid construction but a bit pricey
The frame sliders were easy to install once I got the stuck engine mounting bolts out. The frame sliders appear to be very solid and constructed fairly well. I just think the price point could be a little lower. I would like to know if there are replacement tips so you don't have to buy the whole set again in the event of a fall.
January 20, 2014
The product was easy to install and it looks good. Hopefully I wont have to try them out.
October 21, 2013
Nice no-cut sliders
Very nice no-cut sliders for my Ninja 650. Went on with ease and seem quite sturdy but here's hoping I never really test their quality.
October 14, 2013
Awesome Yoshimura frame slides for Ninja 650
The Yoshimura frame slides are first rate....simple, elegant in design, easy to install (no drilling or adaptation needed), and blend in really well with the 2013 Ninja 650 fairing (see photos).
August 26, 2013
looks good and very to install and feels very tuff
August 5, 2013
Excellent Finish, Semi-Easy Install, Could be cheaper.
A nice set of frame sliders from Yoshimura. Very high quality finish and seems like they would be very durable in a crash. Price is a little high but I feel you get what you pay for with these.
I gave a 3 for the ease of installation as I had some difficulty installing the brake side slider, there is a nylon spacer that you install between the engine bolt hole and the frame mount hole and I had a difficult time getting the spacer to fit there. Other that than the install was pretty straight forward.
These sliders look good but are also understated so they don't distract from the style of the bike, if anything they enhance it and add some nice contrast to the side of my blue 2013 Ninja 650.
July 30, 2013
Don't plan on sliding my bike anytime soon, but this definitely will make it look good while it does =P I had a local shop put it on, and looks sexier than any other brands I've come across. It doesn't look like the tip of a you know what haha
April 2, 2013