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Old 06-09-2011, 05:00 PM
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anyone have frame sliders on their cbr?? and i would like to no how difficult it is to mount them and cut the fairing for them to fit
 
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Old 06-09-2011, 05:26 PM
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I have some T-Rex sliders on my bike.

Mounting isn't too difficult -if- you do it right. My best luck has come from sticking playdoh on the back of the fairing, then mounting the fairing to get an impression of the frame slider bolt. The drill a pilot hole through the impression, flip the fairing over (decal side up) and carefully drill with a circular (2") bit.

There are other ways, but I've messed up my fairings using them, so I stick with playdoh.
 
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Old 06-09-2011, 05:32 PM
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Playdoh method worked great for me, too.

Put some painter's tape down on your fairing before your drill the big hole. It'll keep from taking paint or decals off in chunks. Take your time drilling. Remember that the fairing is at an angle on the side of your bike. So if you want to drill the hole completely straight (as in straight with the slider), you'll need to come at an angle.

Overall it's not hard, just take your time to line things up and drill, and you'll be okay. Measure twice, cut once.
 
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Old 06-09-2011, 05:45 PM
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ok guys thanks, i figured they would go right where that bolt is near your knee, since i have a set of spiked fairing bolts and none of them fit right there
 
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Old 06-09-2011, 05:56 PM
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Originally Posted by cuetip View Post
ok guys thanks, i figured they would go right where that bolt is near your knee, since i have a set of spiked fairing bolts and none of them fit right there
They go in front of those bolts. The place where the sliders will bolt in is hidden until you take the fairings off. You can find it by tracing the frame back to where it branches off. This bolt is right in front of the one you are talking about. You need to take the bolt out of the engine mount and use those holes.
 
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I did the playdough trick with masking tape. No issues with the paint but I still didn't get the holes perfect and had to oval them out a bit.

Took about 45 min, including removing/reinstalling the plastics.

It's not hard at all, just take your time and make sure you get them in the right place.
 
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Old 06-09-2011, 07:19 PM
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There was a post about using the indentation on the foam that's on the inside of the fairings. I did not use any playdoh or laser pointer and I got mine perfect both sides on the first try.

Basically, put the bolt on loosely, align the fairing, and apply light pressure. Afterwards, the bolt creates an impression of itself on the dark grey foam. Drill the hole using the impression as the center and voila!

 
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Sweet. You guys have given me the courage to install mine! I'm debating between woodcraft sliders or vortex. You guys have any recommendations?
 
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Old 06-10-2011, 09:34 AM
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Both are great brands. My personal preference is Woodcraft.
 
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Old 06-10-2011, 09:42 AM
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Originally Posted by HonDashi View Post
I'm debating between woodcraft sliders or vortex. You guys have any recommendations?
I had Vortex on my F4i. Luckily I never had to use them so I can't comment on how the hold up in case you go down but they looked nice and were easy to install. You can not go wrong between these two brands so looks to see whats on sale between the 2 and get that brand.
 

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