Yoshimura Chassis Protector Kit Kawasaki Ninja 650 2012
Hope They Work
1) Haven't tested
2) Easily installed since a local shop is installing them for me
4) Look like they'll do the job if the back goes horizontal
5) Would buy again
April 12, 2014
Look great, work great
They look really good on the bike. I lowsided at about 20-25mph and the sliders saved my fairings for the most part... I had some small scratches I buffed out and then it was like nothing happened. The slider itself had shaved down about a quarter of it so I had to replace the right side (part# by part# thru Yoshimura since I couldn't find individual parts anywhere)
April 9, 2014
I have had these installed on my 2013 Ninja 650 for about 10 months. I have never had to use them. They look good and gave me peace of mind.
I just found the bolt on one side snapped and the puck fell who-knows-where. I imagine that it snapped due to stress: I recently started riding my bike more and have been going on the canyons and splitting lanes to work.
Yoshimura's website doesn't list replacement parts on their website. I think I have to call them, but I hear that their prices are way over-priced.
March 22, 2014
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