Woodcraft 6mm / 8mm Slider Spools
OK if they fit your bike
The fitment chart indicated these would fit the 2013-2014 Triumph Speed Triple R but it isn't even close. Rather than send them back which I probably couldn't anyway since they were an open box item, I had my neighbor mill a flat on the side of the spool next to the frame and with a little further hand filing I got them installed. So caveat emptor!"
June 30, 2014
Looks good, works well.
Not a whole lot to say - I got my spools a couple of weeks ago. Took all of two minutes to locate the holes on the swing-arm of my Street Triple and attach them. They look good on the bike and provide a nice stable connection point for my rear stand. I hope never to test the slider part of the slider spool out!
June 30, 2014
Not a single issue with the install, no issues with adding the rear stand. Just a great product all around.
June 9, 2014
Does exactly what you need it to do
I love these spools and won't buy anything else:
- They are user-friendly shape: easy for one person to put his/her bike up on a track stand
- The shims are countersunk so that the spool itself will not rub against your swingarm
- The use of shims means that you can use the same spools on different bikes with different bolt sizes, for example, if you sell a bike you can keep the spools for your new one regardless of swingarm bolt diameter
- I crashed on the ones I bought from Revzilla and they totally helped to protect my S1000RR. The frame slider, handlebar weight, case cover, footpeg and swingarm spool were the contact points against the road and they all did a great job
The only feedback I would have for Woodcraft is to perhaps make them a little bit harder. The plastic material wares away quickly against the road (my crash was only about 40mph and half of the spool is gone). I know the 'softness' can be seen as a good thing, but I don't think these would have been as effective in an 80mph crash. Also, if you have a stand with narrow lifting forks, they can easily cut into the softer plastic over time - this happens with my other bike for which I use a lower-quality stand... for now!
Great product overall.
If I can get back into this review later, I'll add a pic of the spool that saved my S1000RR!
June 3, 2014
Great Spool Sliders
Wanted a swing arm slider and needed to have rear spools. Woodcraft has delivered. Great product.
April 28, 2014
Bought a set if these in 8mm to use on my 2013 ZX6R. They get the job done and are well made. Installation was simple.
January 6, 2014
Spools with purpose
These spools fit great and seem to have good construction. Have them on my fireblade. Did not put excellent on all categories because have not had to test them out which is good. I do use them with my rear stand though and they do work great. Seem to be the same size as the shoguns though so enough derlin. Not to happy with the aluminum insert that extends out to touch up with the bike mounting tab. the sato's would use derlin for this but like I said have not tested, other than that I think they will be great and the price is right.
November 18, 2013
Great fit and fininsh
The spools were exactly what I was looking for. They fit as designed and they look great. My rear stand works flawlessly with these spools, with no worry of slipping off. As for durability, they look like they'll last, but I just got them.
November 4, 2013