Originally Posted by Icon Gsxr
Yes where ever the side fairings mounting holes were, they didn't match where the original mounting spots are. So I drilled a small hole and used a tap set to thread it and used factory bolts to secure them. This way everything looked factory.
Drilling your frame, and putting new holes in the frame is never a good idea. You are compromising the structural integrity of the frame by doing this which could lead to premature failure.
Where's Losymis when you need him? He had self-engineered his frame as well, maybe he could give you some pointers.