Installed my Shogun Frame Sliders (no cut). Here’s my experience:
Box was lovely, filled with the two sliders, two long bolts, two washers and a cool decal. Everything was pristine and beautiful!
They attach directly to the engine mount bolt holes and, yes, they are the two obvious bolts to replace.
Each frame slider has a precision cut that allows them to snug up to the fairings without touching. The frame slider that has the fairing cut nearest the end is for the right side.
Engine mounts were tight but I was able to loosen them with a standard size ratchet. You are going to need an extension and a 8mm Allen wrench socket to do this. Remove the bolt and the washer.
Do one side at a time! Simply fit the stainless steel bolt into the bolt hole and snug it up. Specs call for 49 foot pounds. Funny story: a friend gave me a coupon for a torque wrench from Harbor Freight for $9.99! I bought the torque wrench and set it for 49 ft lbs. Never could get it to crack! Reset the torque wrench for 10 ft lbs and it still wouldn’t crack. Piece of junk. I just got them good and snug. I’ll try to find a real torque wrench and get it right.
Be sure to align the cuts in the sliders so they wrap around the fairings. Also, the washer goes between the slider and the frame. (Nobody really explains which side the washer goes!)
These stick out farther than I expected but that doesn’t bother me. What does bother me a little is that the bolts are offset more than I want. If you are OCD this might drive you nuts.
I’m 5’11” and the sliders are out of knee range, but not by a lot. The right side is further back by about an inch. I was able to make contact with my shin while walking the bike. Still, I’m happy with them. Down the road I can foresee replacing them with something that will put the sliders in a more natural position.
My cost, with shipping, was $55. I am relieved to have protection.