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Old 06-03-2012, 07:10 PM   #1
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Track Plastics install ??

Ok, Im about to attempt to drill and install my track plastics that I got from Tony at House of Paint!

What are some tips / tricks yall would recommend for a noob??

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Old 06-03-2012, 07:46 PM   #2
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...fit together the upper and lowers off the bike first.
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Old 06-03-2012, 08:49 PM   #3
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Go slow, double check everything before you make a hole and please use Dzus fasteners.
If you go down and the bodywork is held on with tiewraps it will explode.
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About how many fasteners would I need?
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Old 06-03-2012, 09:14 PM   #5
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When you are drilling.. Make sure you dont get any fiber glass anywhere on your skin. That will hurt like a !!.

Now installing them? Make sure to throw them on and take a look where the mounting points are and where they are going to attach.

Good luck!
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Old 06-04-2012, 09:03 AM   #6
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Got mine last week and installed them for the first time as well.

I mounted the upper on the bike first, then mounted the lower.
Lined up where the upper and lower met and threw the DZUS fastener clips on where I wanted them to go.
Mark where you're going to drill and go through them.

Worked pretty well for me. As for the fasteners, it'll depend on your bike. I bought 6 from Houston Superbikes ($3/each) and only ended up using 5 of them. My right side where the upper and lower met was a lot wider than my left.
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mount upper first, then the lower. drill small holes, then use a step bit and work your way up to the correct hole size.

armour bodies usually fits reallllly well. so you shouldn't have a problem at all bro. if you do, feel free to bring the bike by my shop and i'll help ya out with it.
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I would think as with most fiber composites it helps to put a piece of tape over the area where you are going to drill your hole. This helps to make a cleaner hole IMO. Also less mess and fibers to stick yourself with.
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