Frame Sliders: Yes Or No? + Shogun Slider Special

BY Road Rider MCA - June 2nd, 2016

Special: Purchase a black, white, or complete frame slider kit by Shogun and receive a free replacement puck within one year of purchase! 

When you buy a set of frame sliders from Shogun, they’ll throw down a replacement puck if you end up sideways on the asphalt within a year of the original purchase. Shogun is a respected brand offering a good value product, and now having the convenience and backing of crash replacement is a pretty cool bonus. Here are a few other reasons to consider Shogun sliders:

#1 Shogun frame sliders are made of ultra-high-molecular-weight polyethelene. That term might not mean much to you, but this might: UHMWs are used in military personnel armor, vehicle armor, climbing equipment, and a variety of other applications that require a space-aged strength-to-weight ratio. UHMWs have a strength comparable to steel, but aren’t vulnerable to cold temperatures like polyoxymethylenes (POMs) are. Delrin is a POM used in many other sliders on the market.

#2 No-cut versions are available for tons of different bike models. With no-cut sliders, you don’t have to cut any fairings or make any modifications, they just bolt right on in a flash.

#3 Shogun offers a tried-and-true slider design that is simple and effective. The long pucks provide a good amount of protection from damage in a slide.

Get Your Replacement Puck

The replacement process is simple, just go here:, fill out the form, and mail it in with your damaged puck and bolt. If you have any trouble completing the process, let us know and we would be happy to help!


Frame Sliders: Yes or No

For many riders, frame sliders are a must-have bolt-on addition to any new bike. Slapping on a set of sliders can prove to be a valuable but modestly-priced investment if you’re looking to provide some protection for your motorcycle against crash damage.

That said, not everyone is on Team Frame Slider. Here are the key points you’ll hear made by pro-slider and anti-slider folks:


A frame slider can catch on a pothole, grass, or other road feature and transform a standard low side into a YouTube hit, cue: your bike cart-wheeling down the road. Critics say this is one reason why frame sliders can cause more damage than they prevent.


The slider-committed will say that if you’re going to crash big at a high speed, like during a track day, your bike is going to be seriously damaged whether you have sliders or not. You might as well have the benefit of the sliders during a crash at street speeds or when you drop your bike in the parking lot.



Frame sliders have been known to cause damage to the area of the bike they are mounted to. This can occur because the slider directs most of the force of the accident’s initial impact into one part of the frame. Damage can also result from the slider bolt bending into adjacent parts.


This is why choosing a well-designed, high-quality slider from a reputable brand is a must. That said, some bikes just don’t lend themselves to ideal slider mounting. Creative solutions to problem bikes, like sliders that are offset from their mounting location, are more inclined to bend in high-speed accident scenarios.


Pro-Slider, Anti-Slider Conclusion:

There is no right or wrong answer to the eternal frame slider question. You’ll find tons of riders who swear by frame sliders, and who have had good experiences with them minimizing bike damage when tested at typical twisty speeds (count the author among them). You’ll also find riders strongly opposed to sliders, feeling they can make a bad situation worse with the right ingredients and a dash of bad luck. Both groups are right on some level, of course. It’s up to you to evaluate whether or not you’re style of riding and goals align with what frame sliders have to offer.


Shogun Frame Sliders

  • Made in the USA
  • Shogun frame sliders are made of shatter-proof UHMW thermoplastic that won’t fade in the sun or crack in cold temperatures like some kinds of sliders made from Delrin
  • Offsets made of military-grade, machined aluminum
  • Offsets are anodized to match OEM components
  • Comes with all high-grade, corrosion-resistant hardware
  • Replacements parts and sliders always easily available
  • Available for Yamaha, BMW, Honda, Suzuki, Kawasaki, Ducati

Visit Road Rider or give us a call at (408) 227-6936 to check our current inventory of Shogun products!





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