We spend allot of money protecting ourselves but sometimes
forget about protecting our bikes. This can be a very expensive oversight if
you should happen to low side your bike. Accidents are not a matter of if
but a matter of when. I recently had the pleasure of evaluating a couple
frame sliders. The day my sliders arrived was the very day I laid my new
Suzuki B-King down. They were not installed and had they been, I wouldn't be
bolting on $600 in new parts.
This video and review is on the OES product. OES (One-Eleven Sportbikes) was
started in 2003 by twin brothers name Noah and Jacob Hendrix. The company is
based out of Tennessee. Both brothers can be found assisting at AMA events
as corner workers. They also are track instructors at Elite Sportbike. My
favorite part of their site is as follows... "Our goal for OESaccessories
is to maintain honesty and integrity by offering reasonably priced products
and treating our customers respectfully." So we have two guys actively
riding road and track who also are track instructors that want to offer a
quality product that is reasonably priced. They want to do so with honesty
and integrity. Sounds great so far...
dig into the frame sliders. This is the set of frame sliders that one me
over after installing and riding with both products. The OES sliders are
made of Delrin and have 6061T6 aluminum inserts which are pressed in.
Without the inserts, the engine mount bolts would need to be tightened on a
regular basis. 12.9 grade, high strength mounting bolts are included with
this set. Absolutely no fairing modifications are required to install.
Complete instructions were provided in the package. The install was very
simple and took about 10 minutes. The install requires a 3/8" drive
ratchet, extension and an 8mm Allen driver. The same tools used to take off
the engine mount bolts were used to install the new frame sliders. The swing
arm spools were even easier. Two Allen head bolts and they were on. I
mentioned I had another set of sliders
After looking the OES product over and seeing them on the bike, I will be
sticking with them. My personal opinion is they look much nicer and
installed with less tools. Months after I installed the product I was
involved in a motorcycle accident where I low sided on my left side. The OES
frame sliders did a excellent job protecting the expensive plastic on my
B-King. Not one scratch to any plastic. I did scrape my stator case but the
frame sliders are not designed to protect that area of the bike. That area
requires case sliders. If you are looking for a quality product that
is nicely priced you should consider the products from
OESAccessories.com. They have my vote. The
kit to the left sells for approximately $64.99 and contains both frame
sliders and the swing arm spools. The Frame sliders themselves are $49.99
and the swing arm spools $19.99. They now offer a full kit that includes
frame sliders, swing arm spools and fork sliders. The full kit sells for
$89.99. These prices are subject to change and may
do so at the discretion of the owners. If your interested in purchasing any
of the OES products or have questions the contact information is below.
Attention! OES is now
offering free shipping on your purchase of any slider set, either frame
slider/spools together or frame slider/fork sliders, or all three sets. This
offer is good through December 2009.
Very important... OES processes orders quickly, so you must mention me ...
Rob Green and Road-Quest.com in the COMMENTS section when you check out,
since they might not see an email in time to apply the discount. Retroactive
discounts will not be applied (eg, three weeks later, you find this site).
Jacob and Noah of OES appreciates your business, and I thank you for
checking out this website!