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I've never seen a picture of a lowsided CBR250R/300R with scraped up engine covers, so I think the engine doesn't protrude enough to make contact. Frame sliders would probably reduce the number of scraped parts in a lowside, but on the other hand, there's always the argument that frame sliders can catch on something and flip the bike and cause more damage.

I'd get the case covers. Frame sliders, those especially, are hideous. lol. On my 250, I have Yoshimura frame sliders.
 

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I see the guys at the track using covers Laurie, so I would pump for those.
There is the digging in issue with the sliders that puts people off them.
You could also try not crashing! :devil:
 

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I'd lean towards the case covers. Like others have said, frame sliders have been known to catch on things in a slide and do more harm than good. I've also heard that something as innocuous as a tip over where a lot of weight is put on the sliders, can bend the frame which is no bueno. Just my 2 cents.
 

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I'd lean towards the case covers. Like others have said, frame sliders have been known to catch on things in a slide and do more harm than good. I've also heard that something as innocuous as a tip over where a lot of weight is put on the sliders, can bend the frame which is no bueno. Just my 2 cents.
I have not priced Fairing pieces (yet) but I have heard that they are not expensive. I did price a new (White ) front fender though..really cheap ($24.96 CDN) including a 2 ABS stickers.
 

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for a typical low speed side drop
bar ends, pegs and indicators plus
rear side panel will take the impact..
ie, minor scratching, protecting tank, fairing etc..

anything protruding from the side could land on
you/your leg, also possibly catching and dragging
you along with a slide..

if it was a serious pro safety thing
you'd think pro riders such as motogp
would have protruding sliders..

theyre meant to protect the frame,
and engine from serious abrasion
in a high speed slide..

as others have mentioned tho, in such a slide
where the rider can have at least some control
[when to let go, kick it away, hold bars etc]
theres the risk of sliders catching causing
the slide momentum to become a flip over
with bike tossed into the air, somersaulting
and landing - on something or someone -

this isnt a sandcast mv augusta engine..
a new cbr250r costs about two cups
of coffee for a year..

and finally,, theres the zen aspect..
[simplicity vs complexity]

bottom line here tho;
its your motorcycle,, do what
you think best, or prefer...
 

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Crash bars, frame sliders, case covers......

or just take out good insurance and stop worrying about it. :D
 
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Honestly I am not worrying about it :)))...I haven't dropped a bike in over 35 years...(jinxed it now). Just trying to be realistic in case it does. Collision insurance is really expensive too.
 
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