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Axle sliders...how long is long enough?

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1.25 or 2.25....

I want my bike protected but I don't want to have to worry in cornering.

I'm semi novice but I don't want them to be too long as my skills develope. I want to protect my rims as well as my bike.

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If you want a simple answer for YOUR specific machine.. put a drop cloth down and lay the bike on each side.. now rotate the handlebar lock to lock.  You'll see where the contact points are, and you can measure how thick they need to be.  My 04 WR didn't need any sliders.  The four contact points on mine are the bark busters (don't care if they're scratched up), rear number plates (who cares if they're scratched cause they're $35 to replace), foot pegs (steel FTW) and the rear axle nut.  Everything else clears.

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I don't run axle sliders on my YZ450. Only thing that touches the ground is the hand guards and pegs. Sometimes the rear axle if the rotates or slides over the curbing.

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