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post #1 of 16 (permalink) Old 07-30-2006, 04:54 AM Thread Starter
 
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Installed my own sliders

I'm at work so I can't post up any pictures but I think I did a dam good job being that my cuts are centered and have tight clearances all the way around. I only got one problem, the cut is clean and there is no chipping, but its still a cut if you know what I mean. It looks... unfinished. I'll post up some pictures when I get home. Anyone got ideas of how to better finish it off. I have a red and black 600rr. Does anyone make a 2" grommit that would fit my plastic and look good?
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had too.

You can go the the auto parts and get some of the then black door trim. Ive seen it colored and chrome also. Youll have to make the hole bigger tho.

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Wow, I'm am a giant lazy arse cause it took I don't know how long to post these but I am now. On with the advice!


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I wouldn't do anything. You did a helluva job cutting those. The cuts look clean as hell to me.



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Ya, I used a hole saw and some good ole Play-doh to determine the piloting center hole. Measure 20 times using Play-doh, take a break to calm nerves, drill pilot hole, recalm nerves, then use hole saw. Read it on a sticky thread at www.600rr.com... Ya that calming the nerves part doesn't really work. My hands were still shakin and my heart was beating out of my chest. Closest thing I have to compare it to is getting your first buck fever on your first buck as a hunter as you line up the shot. I tell you what, that was one safe deer even if the shot had been at 50 ft instead of 200 yards. So you wouldn't advice grommits of any kind?
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I think it looks pretty good the way it is. Like Jeeps said...you might have to make the hole bigger to fit grommets.



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Looks very nice.
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Ya, I used a hole saw and some good ole Play-doh to determine the piloting center hole. Measure 20 times using Play-doh, take a break to calm nerves, drill pilot hole, recalm nerves, then use hole saw. Read it on a sticky thread at www.600rr.com... Ya that calming the nerves part doesn't really work. My hands were still shakin and my heart was beating out of my chest. Closest thing I have to compare it to is getting your first buck fever on your first buck as a hunter as you line up the shot. I tell you what, that was one safe deer even if the shot had been at 50 ft instead of 200 yards. So you wouldn't advice grommits of any kind?
Yeah nothing like drilling a hole thru a perfectly good $500 piece of plastic to install a $40 part!!




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Exactly! With no plastics experiance to boot. But after seeing some of the horror shops have induced with their crap jobs and that they charge about 3/4 the price of an upper fairing off of ebay to do the job, I knew I needed to be the one to do it.
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use some black electrical tape...it is remarkably close to the black on the hondas...line the "inside" of the hole with it and trim as much as you can from around the outside...people won't notice unless they are looking for it.


Oh, and clean your bike...
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Yeah it could use some cleaning...




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You just had to double up on the clean your bike burn huh guys, one thread not good enough?...
Lol, it shall be cleaned
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You just had to double up on the clean your bike burn huh guys, one thread not good enough?...
Lol, it shall be cleaned
Hey be glad you don't ride with these guys down here...I live back on an unpaved road and if I have even a grain of sand on my bike...birdman and opiate just

besides, this is a tough room...
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Lol, I think I would be afraid of taking my bike out of the garage out then. Don't tell them I took it down a dirt road to get to my grandparents house.
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