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soofle616
05-19-2008, 09:46 AM
Tools you will need:
Drill
small drill bit (1/8"-1/4")
hole saw (size depending on clearance needed for the slider)
Whatever tools are needed to remove body panels and install the slider

Other stuff you need:
rear stand (spool or pad to fit your bike)
Laser pointer (pencil type works best)
tripod
paint marker or touch up paint
tape (any kind)

Step 0:
Set bike up on rear stand

Step 1:
Attach laser pointer to tripod using tape. Make sure that the pointer is secure enough that turning it on and off won't cause it to shift on the tripod or the rest of this is a waste of time.
http://i135.photobucket.com/albums/q128/soofle616/Bikes/DSC00153.jpg

Step 2:
remove whatever body panels are in the way of the slider location

Step 3:
Install the slider bolt without the slider. Do not tighten fully, you will need to be able to see the length of the bolt from a couple different angles. (you can see mine just behind the fan guard, under the coolant fill pipe)
http://i135.photobucket.com/albums/q128/soofle616/Bikes/DSC00152.jpg

Step 4:
Adjust and position the tripod so the laser dot is in the center of the bolt head. Be sure that the body of the laser pointer is exactly inline with the bolt or you will end up drilling in the wrong spot.
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Step 5:
Remove the bolt. Reinstall the panel to be drilled. BE SURE NOT TO BUMP THE BIKE OR TRIPOD. If anything gets moved you will have to realign it all.

Step 6:
With the panel in place turn on the pointer and mark the location with a paint marker or touch up brush.
http://i135.photobucket.com/albums/q128/soofle616/Bikes/DSC00158.jpg
http://i135.photobucket.com/albums/q128/soofle616/Bikes/DSC00160.jpg

Step 7:
Drill a pilot hole. Start the hole perpindicular to the panel. Once through twist the drill so that the hole runs parallel to the slider. You will end up with an oval shaped hole.
http://i135.photobucket.com/albums/q128/soofle616/Bikes/DSC00161.jpg

Step 7b: (optional but highly recommended)
Reinstall the panel, turn on the pointer and verify the dot shines through the hole and lands on the right spot

Step 8:
Use an appropriately sized hole saw to cut a hole for the slider to pass through. Again start the hole perpindicular to the panel but this time be sure to angle the drill BEFORE the saw part starts cutting or your slider will not fit through the hole. Only the pilot point of the hole saw should be allowed to cut off angle. You will again get an oval shaped hole. This is ok. It needs to be like that so that when viewed from the approach angle of the slider it appears circular.
http://i135.photobucket.com/albums/q128/soofle616/Bikes/DSC00162.jpg
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Step 9:
Use a slightly dull knife to clean the edges of the hole. Why dull? because sharp will bite into the plastic and cut away more material very easily making for a rough edge. Dull blades will tend to break the flash away without damaging the surrounding material leaving a very clean edge.

Step 10:
Install the slider per manufacturer's instructions

Step 11:
Reinstall body panel
http://i135.photobucket.com/albums/q128/soofle616/Bikes/DSC00164.jpg
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Step 12:
Repeat on other side

Note:
If the hole appears to be in the right spot but the slider doesn't fit DON"T DRILL IT BIGGER!!! The hole just needs to be cut at a steeper angle. Find out which side of the hole has to be stretched out, then using the opposite side of the hole to hold the saw in place while cutting, enlarge the hole until the slider passes through easily.

Cerberus
05-19-2008, 09:54 AM
nicely done.
:thumbup:

Duncan
05-19-2008, 09:57 AM
Nice job

SVnunook
05-19-2008, 10:05 AM
You might want to add the stand to make sure that the bike is straight and not on its side stand.

soofle616
05-19-2008, 10:47 AM
You might want to add the stand to make sure that the bike is straight and not on its side stand.
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:thumbup: good call. Edited

medic001918
05-19-2008, 11:59 AM
Good work. Excellent idea for a job that many don't want to tackle for fear of messing it up.

Shane

Mercurial
05-19-2008, 11:12 PM
I love to see good how to stuff!!!

catch2otwo
05-20-2008, 03:40 PM
i always wondered how to do it. good stuff

Yamy05R6
05-21-2008, 05:47 PM
That is some full blown McGyver shit. Thats the cleanest slider install Ive seen. :thumbup: :thumbup:

soofle616
05-22-2008, 07:30 AM
Thanks to all for the compliments. I do have to admit though that this wasn't actually my idea. The sliders I bought gave me a brief step by step using this method and a few members on the Aprilia board have also brought it up. That said feel free to continue inflating my ego :proud:

Cerberus
05-22-2008, 08:32 AM
you are my personal hero












*trying to over inflate ego til it pops :P

soofle616
05-22-2008, 08:58 AM
you are my personal hero
*trying to over inflate ego til it pops :P
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not gonna happen. my ego is made from super fantastic uber stretchy material. It can expand to 1x10^1000 times its original size before it even begins to really stretch. (and its pretty damn big to begin with) :twofinger:

Cerberus
05-22-2008, 09:18 AM
not gonna happen. my ego is made from super fantastic uber stretchy material. It can expand to 1x10^1000 times its original size before it even begins to really stretch. (and its pretty damn big to begin with) :twofinger:
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well then..
you are no longer my personal hero.
you've been replaced by Dr Phil

:lol:

SVnunook
05-22-2008, 09:29 AM
well then..
you are no longer my personal hero.
you've been replaced by Dr Phil

:lol:
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:rofl:
thanks scott I need that this morning

soofle616
05-22-2008, 12:43 PM
well then..
you are no longer my personal hero.
you've been replaced by Dr Phil

:lol:
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:gayaway: :gayaway: :gayaway: :gayaway: :gayaway: :P

CatahoulaBuldog
05-23-2008, 02:33 PM
your an engineer aren't you..... or a surveyor. :twofinger:

soofle616
05-23-2008, 03:06 PM
your an engineer aren't you..... or a surveyor. :twofinger:
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Oooh you got me. Engineer. I get to draw pretty pictures of gun barrels all day :thumbup:

UkiSash
08-09-2008, 09:41 AM
The laser is a pretty darn good idea. certainly takes the wondering out of the equasion. Good job.

Husky
08-11-2008, 02:37 AM
I wish I had this before I put my sliders on. Although it worked first time around and we merely um'd and ah'd and cut. Good write up.

Glocker23
08-14-2008, 03:49 AM
I was thinking about doing this for the longest time, but am very hesitant about cutting my fairing. I have the sliders in my garage for past 3 years.

MellowYellow
08-01-2010, 09:33 AM
Yea thats a way cool trick! I just guessed at mine and luckily got it spot on. Good Job!!!