T-Rex sliders on the way!
I just make the good and tight, but here is what the service manual saysThanks for this info. I was wondering if you could do me a favor and look up what the torque value/s is/are for the fairing bolts. They're plastic plastic parts so it shouldn't be a lot but since I got the bike, the rear fairings along the pillion seat (both sides) squeak when I put a little pressure on them so I inspected all the fairing bolts and found them to be (quite) loose. I would like to tighten them to spec but the service manual is not (yet) available in our part of the world. Would really appreciate it if you could provide this info. Thanks again.
They have fallen off the back of the rubbery panel that you have removed in your photo.Hey guys if someone opens up the fairings to install sliders, please let me know where the four (two each side) rubber spacers are located in your machine.
One place I found (circled red picture #2) but I'm missing one on each side.
Trex sliders come in yesterday and going to install them this morning.
Do any one you guys have spools installed on your bike yet?
Dude you rock...... I love your 550 Four..! restore that puppy.I finally put my Woodcraft sliders on! They look better than expected, and were easier to install than I thought. The instructions were concise and very easy to follow. I took a ton of pictures detailing the steps, but they seem unneccessary compared with the video below.
Personally I liked these more than the Shogun because my eyes aren't drawn to them when looking at the bike's profile so I spent the extra scratch.
Forgot to mention I went with the Driven axle sliders, super simple to install as well. Very happy that they are pretty close to the same shape making it look just a little more how I wanted.
Now that I have the Ninja I fully intend on making the 550 a pretty mean track bike for the vintage track days here in SoCal. Full fairing, oil cooler, upgraded cam, race carbs, high compression kit, everything soda blasted and polished up nice. Doing my due diligence before making a call on a GSXR front end swap and mono shock rear to help flick it into corners and make it less of a high side death trap.Dude you rock...... I love your 550 Four..! restore that puppy.
I had the CB 750 Four in high school, It should be illegal to let teenagers ride bikes that can go 140 Mph... Cause they will, just to see :devil:
Be sure to give us an update on how you like them and if they end up protecting your bike. I went back and forth a lot over the Driven set vs the Woodcraft two in one set. I figured the Driven set would provide more protection and be less likely to bend or damage the spool mounts in the event of a crash. Totally plan on getting spools, and am shopping craigslist for some pitbull stands.I'm getting the Combo Spool sliders.
Hi Kiwi,They have fallen off the back of the rubbery panel that you have removed in your photo.
One of mine did the same, the glue they use is rubbish obviously. If you turn the panel over you will probably see the mark where it was stuck on previously.
unfortunately I had a lowside at around 30kmh with OEM sliders. While they did protect engine cover, side top and low fairings (but not rear ones), they did bend and also slightly bend the mounting hole. I am quite disappointed I have been thinking of replacing them with T-Rex ones.
Also does anyone know where I could order replacement light reflector for licence plate holder (last pic). Lost it somewhere :s