fuckin dealerships! :hammer
I really dont feel to comfortable trying to do it myself, but If i did trust me it would have been done already.crazycam31 said:You should do it yourself.... Just take your time and keep your parts organized. You'll have a better feel for how your bike works and appreciate the parts more. Taking the fairing off is like a simple jigsaw puzzle. (make sure to set the fairing aside in a safe place when you take it off so you don't step on it)
I live in Ewa Beach where do you live in Colorado? I used to live in Colorado Springs!crazycam31 said:Ooooh... Where in Hawaii are you? I used to live in Kaneohe. Good luck.
Thanks For the info it sounds really easy, but the wife says to just pay the $75. I want to do it myself but really dont feel like trashing a month old bike.BlackLightning said:I also have cut sliders and I installed them myself. All you need is a torque socket a drill and a step bit (looks like a christmas tree) The right side is easy just take out the engine mount bolt place the slider and puck through the bolt and tighten it down to spec.You dont need to take the right fairing off.
For the left side Remove the fairing (with the metric alan wrench kit that came with the bike)Find the engine mount bolt and unscrew it half way, then put some sort of light paint on the bolt head ( I used white out) and with the bolt sticking out some carefully put your fairing up to the bike as if you were putting it back on but when it touches the bolt stop.
Now you have the mark for where to drill. I used a step bit and stopped right at the same width as the slider. Now you should be able to put the fairing on,take the bolt off install the slider and tighten everything back up.
If you measured good like I did you should have no gaps around the slider. Good luck
Nice.... I live in Boulder. Good luck with the install.... I'm gonna do mine next week so hopefully I don't mess anything up.MontyPablo said:I live in Ewa Beach where do you live in Colorado? I used to live in Colorado Springs!
MontyPablo said:So today I finally got my frame sliders in the mail and called the dealership I purchased my bike from to ask how much they would charge to intsall my Lockhart phillips (cut) sliders and they said they wanted two hundred dollars. Is this the normal price for this kind of work? Well to get to the point I called another shop and they quoted my $75 dollars so I am going with them, but I would like to know how much everyone was charged for there (cut) sliders to get installed.