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Old 10-16-2011, 02:14 PM   #1
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how hard is it really to install frame sliders?

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Old 10-16-2011, 02:20 PM   #2
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Nothing is hard if you know how. If you don't know, then it can be hard. Just sayin

On a side note, frame sliders do more damage than help IMO. They only help if you drop it at low speed
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On a side note, frame sliders do more damage than help IMO. They only help if you drop it at low speed
I agree to an extent, but I think it's also dependent on the material of the pucks.
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Oh, to answer the question, it's pretty easy. It was my first mod and took no less than 5 minutes to install after drilling into my CBR fairings.
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Old 10-16-2011, 02:55 PM   #5
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On a side note, frame sliders do more damage than help IMO. They only help if you drop it at low speed
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I agree to an extent, but I think it's also dependent on the material of the pucks.
I agree with angusTEx on this one...Frame sliders are kinda like the ol seat belt debate whether they help or not. Some will say yes and some will say no...I have have never had a bike with out frame sliders and will continue to use them. My very close freind has a 2009 ZX-10, on his way to the Kawasaki's ticket to ride someone cut him off on 290 and he went down doing 70MPH and the frame slider grounded all the way down but saved his frame!! The frame and swing arm never touched the pavement all he has was damaged plastics....

For your originally question, its not hard at all...you will need a torque wrench to properly install them though. It seems that the hard part was already done by the previous owner which was drill the fairings. Now all you have to do is pull each engine mount bolt (ONE AT A TIME!!!) and install the frame sliders (ONE AT A TIME) and retorque the bolts back in
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I agree to an extent, but I think it's also dependent on the material of the pucks.
That is true, but most pucks fall into that bracket. Which pucks do you recommend?
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Old 10-16-2011, 03:28 PM   #7
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On a side note, frame sliders do more damage than help IMO. They only help if you drop it at low speed
My bike has been wrecked three or four times (once since I've owned it) and those frame sliders have worked every single time (also have never been changed). Maybe it depends on the bike... of course I have the really HUGE, ugly black sliders... I guess it depends on if you want them to look cool or if you want them to be productive.

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i used to install them all the time. i would say its worth a half hour labor to have a shop do it, assuming you dont have tools, arent mechanicly inclined, or if your time is just worth more to you than money.

most shops will ask an hour and have no moral problems with it you dont argue. at the same time, most shops can be haggled to half an hour without much of a fight.

same goes for quoting all kinds of labor, but in my experience installing accesories tends to get overcharged more than routine maintenance. (having accesories installed implies you have some money to burn).

it really depends on the service writer.
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My bike has been wrecked three or four times (once since I've owned it) and those frame sliders have worked every single time (also have never been changed). Maybe it depends on the bike... of course I have the really HUGE, ugly black sliders... I guess it depends on if you want them to look cool or if you want them to be productive.



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which brand do u recommend??? hopefully not NHL endorsed
I think I have Shogun, but like I mentioned - what are you hoping they do for you? Mine are to protect the bike, those small, pretty ones are there for looks...
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Knowing how to install frame sliders means knowledge, and knowledge my friends, cost money.

75 bucks to install, having to drill the holes, or 35 to bolt them up seems extremely fair in my opinion.
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I think I have Shogun, but like I mentioned - what are you hoping they do for you? Mine are to protect the bike, those small, pretty ones are there for looks...
I want them for what they are design to do, I'm gonna leave the cosmetic for people that like to ride there Yamaha katana sk3000

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Knowing how to install frame sliders means knowledge, and knowledge my friends, cost money.

75 bucks to install, having to drill the holes, or 35 to bolt them up seems extremely fair in my opinion.
I never wrote " watch out for this shop,they like to rip u off" and I was never questioning the shops price, the full intention of the post was out of curiosity of installing frame sliders and if there was something more beyond 2 bolts that may be I was missing
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I never wrote " watch out for this shop,they like to rip u off" and I was never questioning the shops price, the full intention of the post was out of curiosity of installing frame sliders and if there was something more beyond 2 bolts that may be I was missing
And I never said you did.
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People say frame sliders will flip a bike. The way I see it, so can the rear sets. Personally, I think they are an asset. My bike has been down once with the frame sliders. Without a doubt, they minimized the damage.
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1. Youtube a video and get a general how-to idea.
2. Figure the rest out and do it.

Almost everything is easy to do on a motorcycle in comparison to cars and you can do a lot more on your own than you think.
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The way I see it from working in the automotive shops for 22 yrs, a half to one hour labor is quite fair. The shop also has the responsibility for your bike at that time so if they screw somthing up THEY are responsible. not too bad of a deal if you need help with it.
On the issue of sliders i had them on mine when it took an 85-100 mph slide down the road not a scatch on my frame or engine so i will continue to use them. my $.02
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i went to a shop and this is part of a conversation i had:
Me: do you have any frame sliders in stock?
Dealer: nope but i can get you some for about $100 and $75 to install
Me: ok, well i think the previous owner already got the holes drilled in and never got a chance to put them in
Dealer: oh well then we can install them for $35
Me: ok thank you for your time( in my head is was saying this )
sounds right and fair 1 hr = $75, 1/2 = $30ish
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