there was a post on the old forum that said that sliders will do nothing for your fairings in an accident... obviously they were wrong... thats the first mod i did on my gixxer.. nice to see your bikes ok
frame sliders are mainly designed to save your frame in a lowside, but they do offer minimal fairing protection as well. as for the sliders for an 02, DO NOT GET THE BRACKETED ONES!!!! the bracket will bend and cause more damage to the engine mounts than you want. get the unbracketed ones, use a dremel, and you willnever know the difference.