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Wild Hair Accessories imports these unique frame sliders ($165) from GSG-Moto. An aluminum plate attaches to the engine mounts, while the nylon protector mounts to the plate-no cutting of the bodywork is required. The company also offers axle protectors, but we were changing wheels so often-requiring the protectors to be removed each time-that we left them off. A crash at Buttonwillow bent the right-side frame slider plate dangerously close to the cylinder head, and the stress on the plate eventually led it to crack and break. Note the carbon-fiber engine covers, part of the Triumph kit, that attach to the stock covers with two-sided tape. The AMA's tech inspector at Infineon Raceway was reluctant to pass them, as they are not strictly engine covers but more an appearance piece. We used Motul's 300V 5W-40 double-ester synthetic oil in the engine, changing the oil and filter every two days of riding.
Triumph Daytona 675 Frame Sliders