installing intuitive frame sliders
Time needed: about 20 minutes.
Using a 14mm socket and ratchet, remove the engine bolt. Next, install the right-hand frame slider. This is the longer slider of the two; to install it, you'll use the shorter bolt and thicker washer.
Torque the bolt to 55 newton-meters (40 foot-pounds).
The right side is done!
Now go to the left-hand side of the bike. The left-hand rear cylinder mounting bolt is found just below the fairing.
The left-hand mounting bolt has a pinch bolt; use a 6mm hex socket to loosen it. Once that's loose, use the 14mm socket to remove the left-hand engine mounting bolt.
Install the remaining frame slider. Again, you'll torque the bolt to 55 newton-meters (40 foot-pounds). Then, tighten the pinch bolt to 23 newton-meters (16.5 foot-pounds).
You can see that the addition of the frame sliders doesn't really alter the overall appearance of the motorcycle. The sliders are asymmetric, but it's really not unattractive. Unless you're looking at them from directly behind, you can't really tell. At any rate, it looks better than scratched plastic!