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Hey Guys,
I just recently picked up some sliders (actually rails) that bolt to the upper front engine mount.
This happens to be the bolt that is half exposed on the top fairing. The bottom of the bolt is below.

Now, I have no issues cutting fairings usually, but in this specific case the slider is half below the fairing and half above, which means cutting perhaps a some for of a funny elongated hole.

A hole saw won't do it cleanly I don't think. I'll likely just end up using a dremel, but I'm just wondering if anyone here had issues making a clean cut in such an awkward spot.
Also curious to know if doing so made the fairings flimsy since the curved edges at the top surely add structural support to the fairing itself.

If I don't make sense, I can take a photo if that helps.

Thanks!
 

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Did you buy the rail type sliders because you stunt?

If not, just get the no cut ones.
 

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I have Woodcraft, so I had to cut. No-cuts are just for looks.

I mounted the hardware to the engine mount bolts, then put playdough on the inside of my fairing. I then pressed the fairing roughly into place. Drilled a pilot hole. I then used a hole saw slightly smaller than the pucks. Then came the Dremel for fine tuning to the exact size.

Ended up with a perfect tight fit, nothing flimsy about it.

Maybe that helps, maybe not.
 
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