Join Date: Jan 2015
Location: My new house (La Villa Strangiato!) in Rio Rancho NM, USA
Welcome to the forum!
I've got your engine sliders on my 2015 'RR, and like them. Thankfully, they're still unblemished! I like the fact that the delrin puck itself is a separate piece.
As a suggestion from someone who's been in the mechanical design field for 30+ years (NASA, Navy, DOE etc.), I didn't like that the bolts securing the bases to the engine were black oxide vs. zinc-plated. I understand not using softer stainless, but the black oxide will rust after a while. On my '01 GSXR 1000 with sliders (not your brand), the black oxide very visibly rusted and stained the inside of the delrin.
As a thought, maybe a softer stainless fastener might be an interesting alternative if it would take the seating torque. In an accident it might bend and absorb energy that might make a stronger bolt break the engine cases.
As an aside, I always thought it's be cool designing parts for motorcycles, I just never got the chance to do it for a living (turned down several approaches from Harley-Davidson because.....who want's to live in Milwaukee???), though I've done some for personal use.
Keep up the good work!
Making America Great Again, one melted snowflake at a time......
": 2015 Motorrad S1000RR with the DDC and "Forgies".
'01 Suzuki Gixxer 1k Blu/Wht (Sold - 79k miles).
'91 Kawasaki KX500 (Still got it).
'86 Suzuki Gixxer 1100 Blu/Wht (Sold - 68k miles).
'83 Suzuki GS1100ES Red/Blk (Sold - 60k miles).
'82 Yamaha 650 Maxim (Sold - 50k miles).
"Hangin's too good for 'im.....BURNIN'S too good for 'im.......he should be torn into little-bitsy pieces and BURIED ALIVE!"