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If anyone is looking for frame protection for their 950, R&G and now EvoTech do kits. EvoTech ones are out of stock, probably because they have only just been produced; supply and demand.


 

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If anyone is looking for frame protection for their 950, R&G and now EvoTech do kits. EvoTech ones are out of stock, probably because they have only just been produced; supply and demand.


im interested in the RG ones, are they easy to take on and off?
 

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@Ajcjr I haven't got either myself - I was just posting to make people aware of them. If you follow the link I posted to the R&G website and go to the near the bottom of the page, it says fitting time is 30 minutes. The link to the fitting instructions in a tab called 'Documents' is not working as it says they are coming soon. The EvoTech ones are no cut too as far as I know.

Looking at the images, the R&G ones clamp onto the frame and the EvoTech ones use existing bolt holes/fixing points - probably have to replace an OEM bolt (that is already securing something to the bike) with the EvoTech ones.

The images of the R&G ones fitted to the bike show the crash bung close to the side fairing. Bearing in mind the side fairings have to slide back to disengage from their plastic lugs, it may be a case that the crash bung (but not the clamps on the frame) have to be removed to take off and refit the side fairings. Without the fitting instructions on their websire, its diffucult to know.
 

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@Ajcjr I haven't got either myself - I was just posting to make people aware of them. If you follow the link I posted to the R&G website and go to the near the bottom of the page, it says fitting time is 30 minutes. The link to the fitting instructions in a tab called 'Documents' is not working as it says they are coming soon. The EvoTech ones are no cut too as far as I know.

Looking at the images, the R&G ones clamp onto the frame and the EvoTech ones use existing bolt holes/fixing points - probably have to replace an OEM bolt (that is already securing something to the bike) with the EvoTech ones.

The images of the R&G ones fitted to the bike show the crash bung close to the side fairing. Bearing in mind the side fairings have to slide back to disengage from their plastic lugs, it may be a case that the crash bung (but not the clamps on the frame) have to be removed to take off and refit the side fairings. Without the fitting instructions on their websire, its diffucult to know.
Thanks, i have been looking at them both and appreciate the info.
 

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I wanted to get some frame protection when I first got my SS, but now am leaning against them. Of course I probably just jinxed myself and will drop my bike now.
They are kind of expensive, but certainly cheaper than having to replace fairings. Guess I'm still undecided?!?!? Then again, the first scratch is always the worst one.
 

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Originally, I took the passenger pegs and supports off my 939 SS. I later re-installed because someone wanted to ride pillion. Parking in a gravel lot one day, the kickstand sunk and she went down. I had to laugh as when was going down, there was no way to save it. The passenger peg hit first and saved the fairing.
 

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If anyone is looking for frame protection for their 950, R&G and now EvoTech do kits. EvoTech ones are out of stock, probably because they have only just been produced; supply and demand.


Super helpful post. I still need to install them but they are still both out of stock 🥲
While researching this on the forum
I came across so many messages about how they save the bike in case of a fall that am so apprehensive now to go on my Oman Trip next week end. Will call evotech to see when they will restock (as am leaning toward the clamp free ones).
 

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@Nomad80 Do not be apprehensive about your trip. People happily rode bikes long before frame protectors came along. If you were to do a poll on this Forum (or any bike Forum for that matter) you would find that only a very very small percentage of people have frame protectors fitted to their bikes.

If we were to worry about crashing our bikes, we would never ride them. Just enjoy the bike. If you ride worried about crashing, your reactions will be slower, you will be gripping the handlebars too tight, you will tire very quickly and you will be going around corners like a 50 pence piece (octogon shaped for the non Brits!) instead of a smooth arc. Try and put the apprehension out of your mind.

Go on your ride out .......... relax, ride and enjoy 😊
 

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@Nomad80 Do not be apprehensive about your trip. People happily rode bikes long before frame protectors came along. If you were to do a poll on this Forum (or any bike Forum for that matter) you would find that only a very very small percentage of people have frame protectors fitted to their bikes.

If we were to worry about crashing our bikes, we would never ride them. Just enjoy the bike. If you ride worried about crashing, your reactions will be slower, you will be gripping the handlebars too tight, you will tire very quickly and you will be going around corners like a 50 pence piece (octogon shaped for the non Brits!) instead of a smooth arc. Try and put the apprehension out of your mind.

Go on your ride out .......... relax, ride and enjoy 😊
Virtual hug! Plus they say you don’t break dishes if you don’t wash them 😬 I will take up the advice and just enjoy. Will post pics
 

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I got the Evotech frame sliders for my new 950S. I’ve only fitted the right side yet (because needed to leave early when assembling the kit), but it’s not a perfect fit. The horizontal arm is pushing against the inside of the fairing a bit, which doesn’t feel ideal. Could be that it’s because the 950 fairing has more inwards protrusions that the 939 does not, and the main parts of the mount brackets are unchanged?

btw, also got the Evotech tail tidy. Not super happy with it as it’s heavier than the stock license plate mount, it extends further back than I thought from the pictures plus it’s a lot of finicky parts to assemble. Each individual part is good quality though.
 

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@Nomad80 Do not be apprehensive about your trip. People happily rode bikes long before frame protectors came along. If you were to do a poll on this Forum (or any bike Forum for that matter) you would find that only a very very small percentage of people have frame protectors fitted to their bikes.

If we were to worry about crashing our bikes, we would never ride them. Just enjoy the bike. If you ride worried about crashing, your reactions will be slower, you will be gripping the handlebars too tight, you will tire very quickly and you will be going around corners like a 50 pence piece (octogon shaped for the non Brits!) instead of a smooth arc. Try and put the apprehension out of your mind.

Go on your ride out .......... relax, ride and enjoy 😊
Me, I’m a complete klutz and have been known to drop my bikes when standing still. Frame sliders actually saved my previous SuperSport 939 (I had the R&G ones on that one) when i dropped it fully loaded on a graveled parking spot. That said, they do add a fair bit of weight, and the Evotech ones interfere ever so slightly with my knees.

I also think that if you actually crash on the street when riding , there’s a good chance they won’t help unless just sliding on flat asphalt.
 

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I got the Evotech frame sliders for my new 950S. I’ve only fitted the right side yet (because needed to leave early when assembling the kit), but it’s not a perfect fit. The horizontal arm is pushing against the inside of the fairing a bit, which doesn’t feel ideal. Could be that it’s because the 950 fairing has more inwards protrusions that the 939 does not, and the main parts of the mount brackets are unchanged?

btw, also got the Evotech tail tidy. Not super happy with it as it’s heavier than the stock license plate mount, it extends further back than I thought from the pictures plus it’s a lot of finicky parts to assemble. Each individual part is good quality though.
Have you contacted EvoTech about it? IMO there shouldn't be any contact with the fairing. Bearing in mind that the Supersport fairings don't just lift clean off (loads of wiggling about and sliding them forward to disengage the lugs) can you remove the fairings with them fitted?
 

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Have you contacted EvoTech about it? IMO there shouldn't be any contact with the fairing. Bearing in mind that the Supersport fairings don't just lift clean off (loads of wiggling about and sliding them forward to disengage the lugs) can you remove the fairings with them fitted?
I have not, but I also only fitted the frame slider on Wednesday. You have to partially remove the horizontal mounting arm/bracket to remove the fairing. I’ll look into it again though, and see if I missed something.
 

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So here are some pics showing the interference between the front vertical arm and the fairing. The horizontal doesn’t touch at all, but the vertical one is pushing on the inside of the fairing and cause the two rear attachment points to be slightly out of alignment. It’s possible to push gently on the fairing to get the screws to fit but it doesn’t seem right.
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So here are some pics showing the interference between the front vertical arm and the fairing. The horizontal doesn’t touch at all, but the vertical one is pushing on the inside of the fairing and cause the two rear attachment points to be slightly out of alignment. It’s possible to push gently on the fairing to get the screws to fit but it doesn’t seem right. View attachment 46297
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Have you checked that you have fitted it exactly as per their instructions and that all the other mounting points (push lugs, screws etc) are ok? If everything is fine, then send the photos to EvoTech so as they can see the issue.
The frame protectors shouldn't put the fairing out of alignment. Fitting the 2 screws could put stress on the fairing mounting points and break them. Let EvoTech know the problem - it may be that your mounting kit is slightly wrong. EvoTech have excellent aftersales and customer service, so there is a good chance they may repalce your kit.
 

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Did EvoTech ever respond about this issue???? I'm on the fence about getting sliders.
 

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Did EvoTech ever respond about this issue???? I'm on the fence about getting sliders.
They did, and have been quite responsive. I’ve sent them some photos and videos of the issue to show how tight the fit is and where it interferes with the fairing. So far, their attitude is basically that I’ve must’ve done something wrong and if I didn’t, my 950s is the only one in existence on which their frame sliders don’t fit properly.

Because of lack of time, I have only checked the upper/rear mounts (for the horizontal arm/bracket, and that was as it should be. I’m 99.9% sure that lower/front mounts are ok as well, as the spacers for those positions are of a very different length respectively, and would be very obvious if they’re mounted on the wrong side (plus it would mean that interfere e would only happen on one side but it obviously happens on both sides for me)

Have not yet had time to remove the fairings to check and be absolutely sure. Will probably do so this weekend, as i managed to drop a 17 mm socket behind the radiator somewhere and need to fish it out, but can’t find it with fairings on…

-Edit- it’s the vertical bracket/arm which is pushing on the fairing. The horizontal arm (the visible part of the bracket) does not.
 

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Typical standard response from a manufacture:
"I’ve must’ve done something wrong and if I didn’t, my 950s is the only one in existence on which their frame sliders don’t fit properly."
It looks pretty hard to mount them wrong. You as an enthusiast obviously have some mechanical dexterity.
I think I'll be passing on the Evo Tech stuff until you post a solution. Thank for responding to this.
I hope anyone else who has these installed will post if they also had problems with the fit.
 

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Typical standard response from a manufacture:
"I’ve must’ve done something wrong and if I didn’t, my 950s is the only one in existence on which their frame sliders don’t fit properly."
It looks pretty hard to mount them wrong. You as an enthusiast obviously have some mechanical dexterity.
I think I'll be passing on the Evo Tech stuff until you post a solution. Thank for responding to this.
I hope anyone else who has these installed will post if they also had problems with the fit.
They have offered to let me return the parts if I feel I’m unhappy with my purchase, so there’s that.

Have attached a couple of pics here showing where there is contact between fairing and frame slider bracket so nothing major, really. Still annoying.

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Looking at the pictures I'd be unhappy.
 
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