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I am thinking of installing some frame sliders on my bike, but am realizing the only way to do this is to remove the main bolt that secures the motor to the frame. Since the motor acts as a stress member on the bike, this connection is very important. I am sure when the bike was assembled at the factory is was tightened with a certain amount of torque. So I would be very reluctant to remove it. Also, with that bolt removed I,m thinking the motor might shift a little away from the frame and I would have a hard time aligning the two again. Can any frame sliders be installed without removing these engine/frame bolts? Or if I decide not to install any sliders, does anyone know of any caps that are available. I know that the caps would be purely cosmetic, but they would give the bike a more finished look. When I first saw the FZ, I thought the bike was missing a cap there anyway.
 

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Vagabond Motorsports makes FZ07 sliders that do not require removing the engine bolts. I am planning to go with them for the engine sliders, and OES for the fork and rear axle sliders.
 

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I am thinking of installing some frame sliders on my bike, but am realizing the only way to do this is to remove the main bolt that secures the motor to the frame. Since the motor acts as a stress member on the bike, this connection is very important. I am sure when the bike was assembled at the factory is was tightened with a certain amount of torque. So I would be very reluctant to remove it. Also, with that bolt removed I,m thinking the motor might shift a little away from the frame and I would have a hard time aligning the two again. Can any frame sliders be installed without removing these engine/frame bolts? Or if I decide not to install any sliders, does anyone know of any caps that are available. I know that the caps would be purely cosmetic, but they would give the bike a more finished look. When I first saw the FZ, I thought the bike was missing a cap there anyway.
If you remove and replace just one of them at a time there is no problem and the engine will not shift. I forget what the torque value was but if you tighten them down snugly and go to any auto repair shop they can retorque them to the correct specs which are given in the instructions.
 

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As riverfox stated....one side at a time. I did this to my FZ09, which is basically set up the same way with the frame/engine bolts.....zero issues.
 

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I am thinking of installing some frame sliders on my bike, but am realizing the only way to do this is to remove the main bolt that secures the motor to the frame. Since the motor acts as a stress member on the bike, this connection is very important. I am sure when the bike was assembled at the factory is was tightened with a certain amount of torque. So I would be very reluctant to remove it. Also, with that bolt removed I,m thinking the motor might shift a little away from the frame and I would have a hard time aligning the two again. Can any frame sliders be installed without removing these engine/frame bolts? Or if I decide not to install any sliders, does anyone know of any caps that are available. I know that the caps would be purely cosmetic, but they would give the bike a more finished look. When I first saw the FZ, I thought the bike was missing a cap there anyway.
I went with the vagabond, doesnt require removing the engine bolts. Only thing I noticed with these is that it utilizes the drain hole of the frame if water gets in from the other holes. I plan plugging the open holes
 

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I just purchased the OES kit on ebay. Looking forwarded to adding them to my bike. I changed out the bars to a lower and longer 7/8 Renthal bar. What a difference its made on city riding, makes up for the soft springs in the forks.
 
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