I can not see the use in paying $200 + for frame sliders as they are there to protect the bike from crash or drop. When they are just going to be destroyed with the fall. I have always just got the cheapest ones that will do the job. They are not there to look nice. $18 will do the job just as well. My 2c
I agree with you. Except for the fact that we're talking about no-cuts for the 2012. The ones you linked are for 10'-11' only.
I posted about this. Again I had a friend at shogun frame sliders make me a set. It goes thru the 2nd fin on the right side instead of the 1st like everyone else's. If you see the post I have pictures of my bike on there with them. Also you can see em at moto911.com
The problem with the other no-cuts for the '12 is that they come out the first "fin" on the right side. The Gilles utilize the middle fin hole which means it is using the frame cross member as support for the slider bracket from behind.
Utilizing the frame cross member rail for support minimizes the chance of the bracket just snapping off like the other no-cuts available. Better design IMO.