Recently, T-Rex Racing sent a crash-protection set for the baby Yamaha, including engine-case covers, frame sliders, exhaust slider, front and rear axle sliders, and a set of rearstand spools (t-rex-racing.com; $351). Installation was relatively simple, except for the tedious task of pulling body panels off to install the frame sliders. My one complaint comes from the oddly shaped frame sliders, which have a rounded point that I've jabbed my shins into a few times. In leathers, the knee pucks hit the sliders, but in jeans I've earned a couple bruises thanks to these protruding hunks of plastic. All in the name of saving the bike, right?