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Hey Y'all I need a little help, coaching and hints for a couple of aftermarket parts I'm getting ready to do on my "Lucy" (that the name I gave her).
#1 For starters I am in the process of adding sliders to her. Was going to put on bar ends on tonight but ran into an issue with trying to remove the stock bar ends. The screw that is holding them on are tighter than a virgins honeypie. I tried to use a vise grip on the screwdriver to help give me a little more torque but the screw isn't budging. I also don't want to damage the original bar end and screw. Would a little squirt of penetration fluid help? How bout heating the screw enough to see if that works? Any suggestions would be helpful if anyone else has had an issue.
#2 is more for tips and suggestion for installing PSR frame sliders and Jardine rear fender eliminator. I tried searching on here for install threads but I didn't see anything specific.
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Hey BP, #1 can be a bitch since they use a very effective threadlock like locktite. Either brute strength or a little heat will help.

#2, Can't say I have even seen a how to for installing either of these products, but have they come with instructions? The service manual should show you how to remove all of the fairings required to install your sliders, and there should not be much to installing a fender elim, everyone has done one in some fashion.
Good luck with it, and make sure you post pics!!
 

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#1 - yup, heat is going to be your best bet. A butane or propane flame right on the bolt head, for a few minutes should get that ridiculous amount of red locktite they put on these things a bubblin'. Then a quick wipe-off with a wet cloth - to cool the head and keep it hard, and a properly fit screwdriver should do the trick... If it doesn't, take it to a shop and ask for a impact screwdriver. pay them the $10 if they ask, just to break them loose....
 

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Thanks guys. I'd figured heat would do. But I'm not crazy bout putting flame to a brand new bike but it's cool.
Jardine fender elim. did not come with instructions so I'll check online later for them. Instructions for the frame sliders are vague but I think I can handle it. Lots of vids out there on how to take off plastics(fairings).
My dealer did not include the owner manual when I picked the bike up. He forgot to send it over to the other shop with the bike. I will get that when I pick up my tags. Has paper temp. tag on it for now.
I may (time permitting) do a thread on the install of the fender elim. With pics of course.
 

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Your owners manual will not cover everything as far as removing plastics etc.
Send me a PM with your email address and I will send you a copy of the service manual. Everything you will ever need is listed in there!
 

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Thanks BP, the manual is on the way!
 

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Update...
Put the PSR frame sliders on today. Install took about an hour with a friend helping out. Taking tine with the plastics more than anything.
Here is pics

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The only issue I have is that the bolt that replaces the motor mount bolt hits and will rub on a radiator hose on the left side of bike. I should have taken a pic of it but my friend was pressed for time. Anyway any recommendations on how to either wrap the hose or replace with metal flex hose. Any thoughts?
 
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