Join Date: Jun 2008
Location: Auckland, New Zealand
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Frame sliders on the 919.
Took the 919 in for service a few days ago. The guys in the shop said, when I first bought it, that they would do a good deal for me with frame sliders but they would fit them for me when I bring it in for the first service,, and they did do a reasonable deal too. I got on the bike, rode off, got home, came onto the forum and checked the Helpful Topics thread and found the tip about about the sliders you should "NOT" fit as they bolt directly onto the engine mounts at the base of the left and right cylinders. I checked mine yesterday and was horrified to see the same type of mount. The bolt which holds them on, goes through the slider centre, into/through the alloy engine mount and into the frame, where it is anchored. Yikes, I thought... That's the type they reckon to watch out for...
I am going over to the shop tomorrow and asking for the original bolts, which were not give back to me and I might argue the point about these sliders... I am not sure whether I should ask to refund but I might end up taking them off and putting the original bolts back in. The last thing I want is to snap those mounts right off...
Is this broken mount thing with these sliders a big deal? Do they break the mounts easily etc etc...