I have a 2011 Burgman 400. I want to get a set of these, as I worry about the bike on the highway constantly screaming at high rpm. Does the riders weight make a difference in the selection of the slider weight? I am a bit weight challenged, and was wondering if it made a difference.
Adding Sliders is the SMARTEST thing that you can do, next to using Synthetic lubricants in your engine and final drive.
Your RPM's will NOT go HIGH when using the sliders, your rpm's will DROP considerably compared to the stock rollers:
While 18 grams is a popular choice, as they provide a little better performance and acceleration than the stock rollers, I chose 16 gram sliders for even better performance and pickup, especially when riding 2 up. If you ride 2 up, or are "weight challenged" as I am (315 pounds), I definitely recommend the 16 grams. When I ride 2 up, the poor 400 is having to tote 540 pounds of weight plus another 30 pounds of GEAR, the Rear Suspension is set as tight as it can go on setting #7, so the 16 grams sliders are essential to me. The RPMS do NOT go high. The only way the RPM's can go high is if they are improperly installed. They must be carefully installed, holding the variator tightly together, until it is fully seated on the crankshaft. The sliders are held in position by being "clamped" in placed between the variator body and the ramp plate. If you allow any looseness in the variator while installing, you might let some of the sliders slip out of place, so be careful installing them.
Here is the SPEED VS RPMS chart for my 16 gram sliders:
16 gram DP Sliders:
2008 Suzuki Burgman AN400
Cruising at indicated:
30 = 4300
40 = 4800
50 = 5200
60 = 5400
70 = 6100
80 = 6800
90 = 7800
100 = 8500
Wide Open Throttle acceleration from 40 mph to 60 mph = about 6800 rpm
Gas mileage runs City about 48, Highway about 65 with steady throttle.
The 18 grams sliders should reveal slightly lower RPM's.