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post #1 of 7 (permalink) Old Mar 27th, 2009, 9:22 pm Thread Starter
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slider help needed

Based on info from this group, I went ahead and bought the R&G slider package from PL. From the threads here I understand how to install the main frame sliders (though still working up the nerve). The front axle one looks real obvious. The rear, swingarm slider has me a bit concerned. According to the directions, "remove push in plastic cover." OK, how easy is it to do that without scratching the swingarm? Is it incredibly easy, or should I be aware of something?

With this much concern over the swingarm slider, you know it will take me a while to work up the nerve for the main frame sliders.

When in doubt, apply more throttle.
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post #2 of 7 (permalink) Old Mar 28th, 2009, 7:58 am
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I share your feeling but it worked out great.

I bought the R&G slider kit last november to finally do the installation after new year. Take your time to mark inside the fairing with the center punch provided, and drill a pilot hole. Put the panel back on the back to confirm proper position.

Swingarm cap just pop off using the blade of a flat screw driver.

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The rear swingarm slider has me a bit concerned. According to the directions, "remove push in plastic cover." OK, how easy is it to do that without scratching the swingarm? Is it incredibly easy, or should I be aware of something?
Good doctor, I believe you're overthinking things at this point. Understandable to an extent but too much mental rumination results in this very same disease.

As the previous poster recommends, the plastic cover simply pops off using a flat blade. If you're worried about scratching the bike protect the area first with some masking tape although I think that comes under the heading of overthinking things...

Take the plunge, you can do it! No worries, mate.

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Good doctor, I believe you're overthinking things at this point. Understandable to an extent but too much mental rumination results in this very same disease.
You were right -- easy as can be.


Next, the main frame sliders. Doh!!

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You were right -- easy as can be.


Next, the main frame sliders. Doh!!
Be sure to read the write up in the Hall of Wisdom!

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My plastic swing arm cap loosened up and fell off all by itself. That was shortly before my FD failed . . .

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My plastic swing arm cap loosened up and fell off all by itself. That was shortly before my FD failed . . .
Ahhh, so that's what craters them. Uh... which one?

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