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    09 frame sliders?

    All that's turning up in my searches is Woodcraft sliders. Is this pretty much my only option?...any thoughts on their quality and how much modification to the fairings is needed to install?
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    2006 Honda TRX 300EX

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    Quote Originally Posted by FishGuy View Post
    All that's turning up in my searches is Woodcraft sliders. Is this pretty much my only option?...any thoughts on their quality and how much modification to the fairings is needed to install?
    ninja650shop.com They have at least 3 options. Woodcraft, R&G, and their own no-cuts.

    There are several threads on this forum discussing each. Look around a little harder. Good luck.

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    Woodcraft Sliders

    I have woodcraft sliders on my '09. I haven't laid my bike down *crosses fingers* they seem like a decent build quality for the sliders themselves. The mounting to my frame that the dealer did was excellent. They also don't ruin the look of the bike if you cut the fairing fyi. Good luck looking!
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    Thanks unL33T, ninja650shop.com has exactly what I'm looking for!
    nhlgoalieman30: If you don't mind sharing, how much did the dealer install cost? Just trying to figure out to go with those or the no-cuts (which I would install myself)
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    oops, ignore this one...I guess I can't just delete it (need to have at least 2 characters)??
    Last edited by FishGuy; 02-01-10 at 04:55 PM.
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    FishGuy,
    Myself and some others bought the ninjashop no-cut sliders. They are great but just to let you know, you may have to put a little elbow grease to get them on. But when their on, they look great!! One great thing is that they are no-cut frame sliders!

    Here's the thread where we talk about installing it:
    Installing the new No-cut frame sliders from Ninjashop (so far)
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    2009 Black Ninja 650R
    Leo Vince GP Sytle Exhaust | Woodcraft Clip-ons | Targa Fender Eliminator | Nissin Radial MC/Brake lever | Pro-Grip 719 gel grips | HVMP Heavy Bar Ends | Projector lights w/HID kit | GI-Pro gear indicator | Rear Brake Flasher | NinjaShop No-Cut Frame Sliders | Ermaxx Rear Seat cowl | Dobeck TFI Controller

    Am I missing anything??

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    Quote Originally Posted by FishGuy View Post
    Thanks unL33T, ninja650shop.com has exactly what I'm looking for!
    nhlgoalieman30: If you don't mind sharing, how much did the dealer install cost? Just trying to figure out to go with those or the no-cuts (which I would install myself)

    I bought the sliders with the bike so in the package deal it was $80 for the sliders and then $60 (one hour of labor) to install them.
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    Thanks guys. I appreciate it.
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    Wow, after reading that thread it does seem like a lot of work. They do look great though. Ahhhhh, decisions decisions.
    P.S. your headlights look sweet.
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    i have r&g sliders, which need to fairing cut... but I like the look
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    After reading what's involved in installing the no-cut sliders, I have to say that the R&G slider install is far simpler even though it requires drilling a couple of holes in the fairing. The Ninja650shop sliders look pretty beefy, but I'd still trust the R&G sliders over a no-cut slider.

    I wrote about the R&G slider install here:

    http://www.bayarearidersforum.com/fo...d.php?t=297653

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    jpk- do you think a 7.2V battery powered drill would power that hole-cutter deal through the fairing? And if, for some reason, the installer doesn't get the hole in just the right place will a gap be visible around part of the slider?
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    Quote Originally Posted by FishGuy View Post
    jpk- do you think a 7.2V battery powered drill would power that hole-cutter deal through the fairing? And if, for some reason, the installer doesn't get the hole in just the right place will a gap be visible around part of the slider?
    The fairing material is really soft, so I don't think you'd have a problem. I used a cordless drill (albeit a Makita 14.4V) and it went through it like butter.

    If you mark the fairing with the marking tool and then start with a very small drill bit and work your way up you shouldn't be very far off at all. But, even if you are, the spacer that comes through the fairing hole is much smaller in diameter than the slider head so it will cover up even if you're off by several millimeters (if you look at one of the pictures in the thread I linked you'll see the size of the hole relative to the spacer and to the slider head). This is a more foolproof design to me than the Woodcraft sliders. If the hole is off on those you'll definitely see it.

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    Quote Originally Posted by FishGuy View Post
    jpk- do you think a 7.2V battery powered drill would power that hole-cutter deal through the fairing? And if, for some reason, the installer doesn't get the hole in just the right place will a gap be visible around part of the slider?
    I hope this might help but my dealer seemed to install a piece of rubber or soft plastic around the edge of the hole so it covers up the cut and makes it look like there is no gap between the hole cut and the slider itself. Its pretty cool. Unfortunately i have no pictures of it on this computer... sorry.
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    Cool, thanks guys...I just saw on another thread Puig also makes sliders. If I can find out where to get them, They look the easiest. Only have to remove the lower fairings and no tooling needed. Also they are mounted lower on the bike than the cut or no-cut, although I don't know if that makes a difference or not.
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