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I'm not too sure as this is someone elses video, but it does look to be pretty smooth, nice and flush, high gloss.
 

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It's great! The guys at OES were great to work with, they even came up with a reinforced improvement to the right side slider. They also use this video on their main page now. Any questions, feel free to ask!
HEY! Your the guy in the video :grin2: Perfect, now you can answer the questions properly haha !
 

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Wasn't aware of OES, dropped by and see they carry a good range of sliders.

The hint of green they included in their logo is exactly the sort of detail I like...



But being a Kawi accessories brand... that is expected.
 

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My $.02.... Easy install. Great fit and finish. Well thought out for protections spots. Overall 4/5 stars. BUT.......

Somehow this happened. It sort of looks like a scrape but that's just not possible (I've got skills but nobody's that good). On closer examination it's burned/melted. I'm guessing it was hot exhaust at speed, so maybe this isn't the right materiel for the swingarm sliders.


 

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Dayum... okay well that's pretty upsetting to see. I would email the company just to let em' know at least and see what they say? Maybe they'll revise them and update accordingly.
 

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Wow... that's crazy. Delrin has a pretty high temp range as a thermal plastic. I would definitely call them. It almost looks like paint or another substance got baked to it, as those are made from a solid polymer... weird man.
 

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It's virgin Delrin that they use for the sliders. Comes in a solid block, then they turn it down to spec. I have not seen or heard of anyone else having issues with the OES sliders. Geno may have gotten a defective part, but that would be due to DuPont's manufacturing of the material. OES would stand by the replacement if Geno contacted them, top notch guys... never heard if he ever did or not.
 

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Thanks. Wanted to make sure because I have heard of sliders bending frames. If it's a softer material (like delrin plastic) then that should wear way down before getting close to bending the frame. Good to know.
 

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I just installed these on my bike today and the overall fit and finish looks excellent. For the front fork sliders the manufacturer recommends using red thread lock on the right-hand side and blue on the left. One thing to keep in mind is that there is a right and left side specific slider for this part which is easy to figure out by looking at the axle of the bike.

All in all, I would definitely recommend these.
 

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Unless they have made a recent change, it is only recommended to use blue thread locker on both the front and rear spools. Red is meant for a permanent, nonhand tool bond.
 

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I just received OES sliders.

There is a note inside the package:
"Caution!!: Use permanent strength (red) thread locker on right screw (brake lever side) & medium strength (blue) on left screw (clutch lever side).

I used medium on both sides.

...And also:
"Swingarm Spools
​Special advisory:
Due to the location of the factory exhaust, specifically the position of the exhaust outlet, the swingarm spools cannot be used on the bike while riding. The spools should be used during maintenance only (wheel removal, chain maintenance, bike parking/storage, etc.) Use of the spools while riding will cause melting and deformation of the right side spool due to heat directed from the exhaust system.
An exception to this requirement is in a case where a Ninja 650 or Z650 has an aftermarket exhaust that does not direct concentrated exhaust gas onto the spool in the same way as the factory exhaust system.
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I installed the left one only.
 

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