05-12-2003, 07:00 AM
I see that the frame sliders that require cutting on a 2003 R6 are more stable, less likely to break and half the price...
So whats needed and how do I cut/drill the fairings to put the inituative frame sliders?
05-12-2003, 01:38 PM
You need a 2 inch holesaw and a drill, and some playdough is helpful. A dremel is quite useful as well. I just put some on my friend's 2003 Black/flames R6 Wednedsay night. The left side is pretty easy, but the right side is tricky. You have to take off the lower fairing on the right side. Good luck.
05-12-2003, 01:45 PM
At this point I'll just get the ones that have that bracket and require no cutting ! :yesnod
05-12-2003, 05:25 PM
I can't really find any good details on whats required...appears both need trimming to some major body work? :cryin
05-12-2003, 08:25 PM
Go with the drill thing. I did it on my 02...it's really not that hard.
Just find the mouting hole (usually an engine bolt). find approximately where on the faring it would be, and spread the play dough around over the area. Put in the new frame slider bolt alone, but leave it sticking out a lot...only put it in a little. Install the faring and make sure its lined up. Remove the faring, and you will have an indentation from the bolt head. Take a small drill bit, and drill exactly in the center of the bolt head, through the faring. That is your pilot hole. Put the 2" hole saw bit and drill it out. Use a dremel tool or sand paper to smooth out the edges and use touch up paint if you want. Simpler than it sounds :) Oh, and make sure you torque the bolts to spec :)
05-13-2003, 06:00 AM
Thanks for the instructions man...
05-14-2003, 02:33 PM
My thoughts are, If you go down hard enough to break the frame slider bracket for the 03 R6 then your bike should be done anyway.
I installed a set of the Race sliders on a friends 03 R6 then I put the street sliders on my 03 R6.
I certainly like the street ver. with no drilling quite a bit better.
05-14-2003, 03:09 PM
the ones that require a bracket are known to break on sometihing as a simple drop in the parking lot. They are useless. Go to www.gravesmotorsports.com and get yourself the graves sliders. You need to drill a hole on the right side roughly the size of 7/8" Good luck.
05-14-2003, 03:11 PM
I I helped my friend w/ his 02 R6, it was easy, and fun.
05-14-2003, 03:16 PM
The best walk-through with pics available...
05-19-2003, 07:09 AM
The drilling is simple. Just make damn sure you measure twice and cut once! You only get one change to get it right.
Put blue painters tape (get it at Lowes/Home Depot) on the outside of the fairing where the hole will be. Then drill from inside out. The tape will help when the hole saw comes through.
06-01-2003, 04:43 PM
why all this palaver people - why not just fit the yamaha ones for the 03 r6 - you don' have to cut nofin!! Let me know if you wanna pic posted.
because "a chain is only as strong as it's weakest link". That thin metal bracket they use to relocate the slider will easily snap in anything but a tip over. If you go down at 5 mph+ odds are it will bend or break off.
07-05-2003, 01:59 AM
yo.. don't be a little wuss!! just cut your plastics (it is only on the right side)... if you get the grave sliders... you will only have to cut 7/8 of an inch. They look 10x better than the street ones.. and hold up better too!! What more do you want??
if you don't want to do it... go get it done at the dealership. They might charge you like a hundred bucks though. Just make sure they cut the right size hole!!!