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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.
 

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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)
 

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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 really dont feel to comfortable trying to do it myself, but If i did trust me it would have been done already.
 

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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
 

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Did they use lube??? fukin dealers, gota get a quote before you get any work done or they'll do ya till ya stop screaming. if they can't or won't give you a quote go to someone that will .
 

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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
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.
 

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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.

Here, you might want to take some of this down there with you.






All you need is one of these in the proper size, it's a piece of cake if you take your time and do it carefully.

 

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Here is my method, and it does not involve ANY lube (which you'll need if the dealer does the install), except for some anti-seize. And your total cost will be under $15...

Here are step by step directions for instaling "cut" sliders....

Here is what you buy:

1) One inch hole saw drill bit from Home Depot $6.50
2) Dremel sanding tool bit from Home Depot $4.00
3) A can of Play Dough - Toys R Us or somewhere cheaper
4) Rent a torque wrench from Auto Zone for free (or buy one from Sears like I ended up doing for $25)

Here is how you do it step by step....

A) Remove the left side fairing and note the general area where the engine bolt is in relation to the left fairing.
B) Loosen the engine mount bolt, but leave it in.
C) Apply a gob of "Play Dough" to the inside of the fairing where it touches the bolt.
D) Reinstall fairing temporarily.
E) Remove the fairing again. - You will notice a nice indentation in the play dough of where the bolt was. Drill a small pilot hole from the inside of the fairing dead center of where the bolt mark was in the play dough.
F) Masking tape up the outside of the fairing where the pilot hole was
G) Using the hole saw bit, drill from the OUTER side of the fairing using the pilot hole as a guide.
H) Reinstall the fairing completely this time.
I) Using the dremel tool make the hole bigger until the frame slider fits through the hole and up directly against the motor mount.
J) Apply a light coating of anti-seize to each bolt before installing each bolt by HAND to prevent cross threading, and torque to 39 lbs.
K) Relax and enjoy your handwork...you're done.

 

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My dealership iny NY charged me $85 to install the no cut shogun sliders. I got ripped off. I had them put it in when I bought my bike brand new...Now, I do things myself like oil change.

The other day, they want me to pay $50 to change oil + cost of parts...
 
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