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Old 10-17-2011, 10:12 AM   #21
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Originally Posted by RACER X View Post
sounds right and fair 1 hr = $75, 1/2 = $30ish

This. Shops don't charge based on hard or easy. The charge based on time. Most shops have a minimum of 1 or charge. The fact that they're willing to go down to a half hour is nice.
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Old 10-17-2011, 11:57 AM   #22
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Originally Posted by BYRDMAN View Post
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 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
Originally Posted by Eric6R View Post
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
Like I said " at low speeds". Some may disagree, but under 100mph is a very moderate pace. Where frame sliders do more damage than help is in the 130mph and up ranges.

Of course I mean only at the track and roads in Mexico.
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