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    Frame Slider Installation

    Got R&G frame sliders from AF1 RACING. Instructions were fairly clear, but limited. Here is my questionable installation process documented with poor quality pictures.

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    Remove faring side panels. Above is left side; left and right are similar.

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    Right side fairing panels removed.

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    There are 19 bolts per side, 12 on the upper panel which must be removed first, and 7 on the lower panel. Lower panel does not need to be removed, but I did so for cleaning/inspection. Remove all bolts with 3 mm and 4 mm allen wrench or hex socket. Make a cardboard template to keep all those bolts in order.

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    It is very important to do the RIGHT side first; ask me how I know this. Remove right side inner panel.

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    let's do the installation of the R-side bracket, the L-side is similar. Two upper right motor mount bolts underneath cover.

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    Remove bolts.

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    There are two spacers on the right side only, they will drop out. Don't lose them. Old mechanics trick - give them a coat of heavy grease and put them back in place; the grease will "stick" them in position.

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    Bracket with bolts. There is only ONE bracket that will fit the right side (it will fit the left side, too) That is why you must install the right side FIRST! I use copper antisieze. Above left are the stock bolts that were removed.

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    Tools. Long 8mm hex, 3/8" drive, is good especially for the LEFT side. I have every tool known to mankind (according to my wife).

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    Install R-side bracket.
    To be continued...
    Last edited by craydds; 09-27-2018 at 11:51 AM. Reason: word

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    They are probably too big. If you are using a cell phone to take them, the picts will likely be way too big. Either transfer them to a computer to resize, or email them to yourself. My phone will size them down. A few hundred kb is plenty big enough. 2 or 3Mb will not go.

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    Thanks, RAS! I think I got it all figured out. I will change all pics to the correct size and format. Pics to be posted soon.

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    right side bracket

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    Tighten R-side bracket bolts.

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    Let's make a cutout for the bracket in the R-side inner panel. Tap on a bit of cardboard.

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    Make an imprint.

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    Cut out a pattern.

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    Mark the inner panel.

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    Inner panel imprinted with approximate location of bracket.

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    Cardboard template used to trace cutout pattern.

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    Hole cut into right-side inner panel and test fit; adjust as necessary.
    to be continued...

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    finish right side

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    Attach R-side inner cover. Lower fairing panel installed.

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    remove left side inner cover.

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    Left motor mount. Remove two stock bolts.

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    Install L-side slider bracket. Here is wher the long reach 8 mm hex works very well.

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    Left bracket installed. Inner cover cut out and refit over bracket.
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    left side

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    Left side inner panel and lower fairing panel installed.

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    Left fairing panel installed.

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    Left slider installed.

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    Right side slider installed.

    Ease of installation on a easy-intermediate-difficult scale? EASY. This is subjective, of course, as I am a master Aprilia technician and have the metric crescent wrenches to prove it.
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    That's some paint job. Can you take a pict of the whole bike?

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    Get a pic of yourself doing a wheelie !!!
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    Just kidding, .. very nice work.
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    Quote Originally Posted by kuntrypuck View Post
    Get a pic of yourself doing a wheelie !!!
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    Okay, but I need some cool shades first.

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    Quote Originally Posted by kuntrypuck View Post
    Just kidding, .. very nice work.
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    Bueno, just need more chrome.

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    pic

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    That's some paint job. Can you take a pict of the whole bike?
    Pic before installation of frame sliders. Pic from previous owner.
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