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Ok here's the write up for this. All in all, pretty dang easy. A couple of tricky spots, but nothing hard.

First, the patient


Next, the supplies




I installed the swingarm sliders first as it is super fricking easy. Here's a breakdown of the spools


A little blue locktite

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Now on to the frame sliders.

Step one remove the fairings...been covered in depth

Step two open the package and try to figure out the crap instructions


I started with the left side. I held the bracket up to see what bolts I needed to remove.




The little solenoid or whatever for the emissions crap was in the way. I tried a few ideas for keeping the bracket, but ultimately took it off. A zip tie replaced said bracket nicely.



I locktited the bolts, and set the torque wrench to the suggested 10 ft lbs. Gave it a couple bounces past the click for good measure, put that side's fairing back on and voila, time to mount the slider puck. Again with the locktite...notice a pattern here?!


Some profile shots.



Now on to the right side. Very similar to the left, but one of the mounting points is the big bolt that is the engine mount. The kit comes with this big threaded nut/spacer thing.


Close up of the bracket installed.


Bracket


Reinstall fairings and bolt on the puck.


That's about it.

General impressions: I like them. They seem pretty sturdy and well made. The big spacer/nut on the engine mount is probably the only concern, but I locktited it and was carefull not to over-torque it. Hopefully I'll never have to see how they hold up in a get off, but they should help. Sorry if any of the pics suck, but I just had my phone. The wife had the camera at work.

Now for some gratuitous garage porn!

The wife's bike, my bike and my mountain bike


Mmmm...titanium M4


Desert beauty pic 2005 Suzuki SV650


The Mrs. Suzuki S40...650cc single cylinder cruiser


Norco Six 8" front travel, 6" rear travel 44 lbs downhill beast



What what...4 piston hydraulic brakes with 8" rotors Front and rear


Thanks and feel free to ask questions. Hopefully this will help some of ya'll.
 

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Haha, I think I know why you couldn't underdstand the instructions, they're upside down!!!!

Well done buddy, nice write-up!!
 

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Yep, had to do a headstand to read them;). They literally just said unbolt engine bolts, bolt on brackets, the end. I had to eyeball the measurements for the bolts as most were different lengths, so were the spacers. A bit frustrating, but do-able.
 

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Thanks! I didn't get around to shimming the carbs. We're in the process of moving and my gas cans are still at the old house and the tank is pretty full. Soon though.
 

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Sweet! Great write-up!

Beautiful toys, and the lady has 2 bikes, both bigger than yours! That's freakin awesome! I haven't seen a Savage in a while, those are cool bikes. Needles to say, the SV is freakin hot! And that downhill, I'd love to take that for a cruise, but I'd be too afraid to wreck... Got any actions shots of you working your down-hill magic?

Concerning the Sato's - I don't think any of us will be able to scientifically say the Sato's are better than the Shoguns, but from your pics and install, the thing that bothers me about the Sato's is that they bolt to the engine covers. A solid mount for sure, but it's 6mm bolts compared to the 10mm engine mounts used by the Shogun. I think either sized bolt is up to the task, but what I'm worried about with the Sato's is that they might jog the side cases in the even of a crash, causing an oil-leak, whereas the Shoguns won't....

I'm not trying to be stupid and point out faults, or say "mine are better than yours", just a musing. Like I said, I doubt we'll ever get conclusive results, and I think for the ease of install, the Sato's are real nice! Keep 'em coming!
 

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Spooph, I totally get what you're saying. 10mm>6mm anyday. The included bolts seemed to be good satinless stuff tho. I could get some different ones from mcmaster. The 316 stainless stuff I use at work is rated to 77,000 lbs tensile strength. That would prolly do it!:). And no, the SV is all mine. Sorry if the pics were confusing. It's actually my first bike. Super fun for sure. I got the ninja on a lark. Fun for me, teaching tool for the wife (to learn sportbike controls positioning) and for her sister to possibly learn on. I couldn't pass up the deal. 2009 with 1200 miles for $2800.00 Dude I bought it from bought it May 2009, rode for a few, then decided to go get a brand new GSXR 600. Good for me as he just wanted to get rid of the ninja. Perfect showroom shape, and bone stock. Lastly, no I don't have any pics of me on the Norco. I'd like to get some, but the two guys I always go with are riding too. Hard to take a picture at 45-50mph down a mountain;)
 

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sweet! another down-sizer! and just have one of the other guys ride ahead, stop, ans shoot you guys as your coming down, then switch, eh?
 

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Nice write-up. I agree with Spooph on sliders, engine bolts are the best mount point.
 

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spooph said:
sweet! another down-sizer! and just have one of the other guys ride ahead, stop, ans shoot you guys as your coming down, then switch, eh?
I'll definately try to get some pics next time we go!

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Nice write-up. I agree with Spooph on sliders, engine bolts are the best mount point.
Ya'll are probably right, but I figure anything is better than nothing. I will be selling this bike at some point down the road, so I'm trying to keep all stock parts intact. At least that's my reasoning for not going shogun and cutting the countershaft cover.
 

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hopefully you'll never have to find out if indeed the conjecture about mounting bolts is right, eh? :p At least that's what I'm hoping for ya!
 
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