Yoshimura Frame Sliders Kawasaki Ninja 650R 2012-2014
Did a lot of searching around prior to going with the Yoshi Frame Sliders. They're easy to install & the fitment is excellent. Provide a great looking mod that offers some peach of mind incase of a drop.
February 9, 2015
Provides the extra protection for the plastic, Wife's Bike! :-)
Look over the youtube video first and you want have any issues. Do one side at a time. I spent more time looking up the torque spec's in the service manual. Left main bolt is 32ft-lb, Right Main is 36ft-lb, secondary rights are 22ft-lb. Alternator Cover Bolts torqued to 87in-lb, this took forever to figure out, page 535 of the service manual.
November 26, 2014
This product does what is intended to.
Although, this product is very expensive, it is worth the purchase. I went down about a month ago and the sliders did what they were suppose to do. Without the slider, my fairing would be completely damaged.
November 12, 2014
Great product but directions for installation could be easier
Overall I am very pleased with these frame sliders. They shipped really fast. The instructions are pretty useless especially on the right side as the pictures are in black & white. I've attached pictures of the bracket installed on the right side so hopefully it will help someone else.
August 28, 2014
Solid and easy to install
This was the first time I've installed frame sliders. The included instructions for my MC were easy to read and follow. The frame sliders are solid and great looking.
August 18, 2014
great when fisnished, not easy install
The kit comes with all the parts needed but the instructions that yoshimura provides for installation are not very helpful. There are some useful guides with pictures on kawiforums and youtube though.
August 4, 2014
not easy to install, but well worth it
The Yoshi frame sliders are pricey, and the design is a bit overly complex. The product is very high quality, and the fit and finish are excellent. Once installed, they work great--my bike has gone down once when I slipped on an oil patch, with no damage to the fairing and only a few scratches on the slider. No cutting of the fairings was required.
The installation instructions provided by Yoshimura are mediocre, but with a little ingenuity one can find plenty of pics and videos online for extra assistance. An additional suggestion is to make sure all of the bolts (i.e. not just the main ones) are tightened to the appropriate (and quite varied) torque specs. I suspect a number of the install and/or durability issues that have arisen for other reviewers did so because of insufficient or over-tightening.
July 28, 2014
Good product with horrible instructions
The product seems of high quality, but I luckily haven't tested them in a crash. They do however come with terrible instructions with only two blurry black and white photos. Yoshimura really needs to do a much better job of instructions. In an ideal world they'd even do a video of the install. Overall took about 3 hours to install.
July 21, 2014