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post #1 of 11 (permalink) Old 02-25-2019, 08:54 AM Thread Starter
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R6 2018 Frame sliders requires to drill a hole?

Hi, I recently purchased a 2018 R6 and I also purchased these frame sliders directly from yamaha:

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The mechanic guy told me they have to drill a hole to get the frame sliders installed, Is that real?
Does it worth to drill a hole in the fairings to get these sliders installed?
Are there any other good quality frame sliders that doesn't require to drill?

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Re: R6 2018 Frame sliders requires to drill a hole?

I looked at the no cut sliders, , you will drop teh bike at some point, but the ones that you drill a small hole not the ones that you have to drill a large hole. I am kitting out my new 18 also


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I looked at the no cut sliders, , you will drop teh bike at some point, but the ones that you drill a small hole not the ones that you have to drill a large hole. I am kitting out my new 18 also
Do they say the size of the hole you need to make some where?
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Re: R6 2018 Frame sliders requires to drill a hole?

If you want the OEM Yamaha frame sliders installed you'll have to drill. I too have been eyeing the OEM frame sliders as well. My second options for no cut (which are pricey) would be the
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Do let us know which you eventually go with and how the install went. Thanks
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Re: R6 2018 Frame sliders requires to drill a hole?

Hi, So after digging around I decided to install these sliders:

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I was told that sliders that requires to drill, are stronger than those who doesn't require to drill.
I also like the look of them
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Here are some pictures of the bike after the installation:


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Re: R6 2018 Frame sliders requires to drill a hole?

So I'm guessing that the drilling wasn't too bad as it looks like you went with the OEM frame sliders. Looks good, I see you rotated the sliders vs the OEM position from the pictures. Yes, frame sliders that require drilling should be more solid as its bolted onto the frame directly vs having no-cut ones which use various bends and lengths to clear the fairings
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So I'm guessing that the drilling wasn't too bad as it looks like you went with the OEM frame sliders. Looks good, I see you rotated the sliders vs the OEM position from the pictures. Yes, frame sliders that require drilling should be more solid as its bolted onto the frame directly vs having no-cut ones which use various bends and lengths to clear the fairings
Haha, I actually didn't notice they installed the sliders in the wrong position...
I guess It's fine, I mean, It's still looks good and should do the same job, Am I right ? :X
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Re: R6 2018 Frame sliders requires to drill a hole?

ya should be fine, also upon second glance looks like they were installed backwards but whatever the case shouldn't be a big deal will still get the job done
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Re: R6 2018 Frame sliders requires to drill a hole?

Good job , I have a set of RG in the garage.
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Re: R6 2018 Frame sliders requires to drill a hole?

Looking to get a pair soon as well.
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