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Rant: Aftermarket parts instructions.

Is it just me, or do the instructions that come with most aftermarket parts really suck!?? I just installed Gilles rearsets on my '05 GIXXER 1K last night. The instructions basically say "remove old parts, install new parts". Most have black & white photos that look like they were sent through a 20 year old fax and then copied. Luckily, I've installed several sets of rearsets before, so it wasn't too confusing. I've had to back off and take deep breaths (and a couple of beers) many times in the past to avoid just bulling in and breaking something when I get frustrated. Do any of you feel the same way? It's like they assume you are a bike mechanic!
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Is it just me, or do the instructions that come with most aftermarket parts really suck!?? I just installed Gilles rearsets on my '05 GIXXER 1K last night. The instructions basically say "remove old parts, install new parts". Most have black & white photos that look like they were sent through a 20 year old fax and then copied. Luckily, I've installed several sets of rearsets before, so it wasn't too confusing. I've had to back off and take deep breaths (and a couple of beers) many times in the past to avoid just bulling in and breaking something when I get frustrated. Do any of you feel the same way? It's like they assume you are a bike mechanic!
some of these instructions are just so unclear and such If you don't pay attention to the way your OEM part came off, then you are totally f'd trying to figure out how the after market part goes on because the instructions are so unclear.


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This includes cars as well. I helped a buddy install a body kit on his Mitsubishi and the instructions consisted of black & white diagrams only, no text at all.
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This includes cars as well. I helped a buddy install a body kit on his Mitsubishi and the instructions consisted of black & white diagrams only, no text at all.
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I hear ya, my instructions for my Devil Exhaust had not much besides a few pictures. I kept getting so frustrated but finally got it.

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heck yeah... they don't even tell a 14 year old how to put on a rubber!




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heck yeah... they don't even tell a 14 year old how to put on a rubber!




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