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Yoshimura Frame Sliders - Bolt Swap Confirmation

Just picked up the Yoshi sliders for my 2014. I've been following the threads noting that some guys have been swapping sides for the bolts, and I wanted some confirmation...

I have attached a scan of the directions that came with my kit. It shows that the longer 110mm bolt goes on the left, and the shorter 100mm bolt goes on the right.

I emailed Yoshi about it, and this is the response I got:
"The left side uses the 100mm bolt and the right side uses the 110mm bolt. Let me know if you have any other questions or concerns."

This is obviously contrary to what the directions say, so I replied back asking for final confirmation that the directions are wrong.

Interestingly enough, the directions currently on Yoshi's site agree with the email I got, showing the 100mm bolt on the left side, and the 110mm bolt on the right side.

http://www.yoshimura-rd.com/images/040HA146410.pdf

Still waiting for final confirmation from Yoshi, but when I receive it I will let you know!
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I remember seeing a thread about this a while back and people said the directions or the packaging was wrong, that you have to swap the bolts for the opposite recommended side.

Don't take my word for it, I don't have them.

FYI, if the bolts get stuck going in, pull them back out and spray a little WD-40 on them. I could not get my slider bolt on the left side to go past the frame into the engine mount until I did that.
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I bought these a couple of weeks ago and on the instructions included, number 1 is switched with number 6 from yours. So the shorter one would go on the left side. I have a 2013 ZX6R.

On mine it is...
NO 1. Part # M10X100 (10mm x 100mm)
NO 6. Part # M10X1.25X110 (10mm x 1.25 x 110mm)
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Yes I was following this thread but no one had final confirmation. Some guys followed the directions and some had switched them. Point of this thread was to get a final confirmation from Yosh which I'm still waiting for...
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I bought these a couple of weeks ago and on the instructions included, number 1 is switched with number 6 from yours. So the shorter one would go on the left side. I have a 2013 ZX6R.

On mine it is...
NO 1. Part # M10X100 (10mm x 100mm)
NO 6. Part # M10X1.25X110 (10mm x 1.25 x 110mm)
Hmmm that's interesting thanks! Looks to me like shorter bolt should indeed go on the left side. Perhaps I got an older unit, and Yoshi has realized the error and revised the instructions. Thanks for the input!
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I'm pretty certain that I followed the manual on my 2013 zx6r and never had an issue with the sizes of bolts, both bolts went in with no issue and never bottomed out . :S .. They are both torqued to spec as well.

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Got final confirmation from Yoshi. This was their reply...

"It appears you have an outdated set of instructions. Attached is the updated copy. The information I provided earlier is correct. Thanks!"

I attached the directions they sent me...

So it's confirmed, the shorter bolt goes on the left with the bigger spacer, and the longer bolt goes on the right with the smaller spacer.

Hope this helps!
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dont use yoshi frame sliders. I had a set and when i low sided the bolt bent. Upon removing it the threads from the engine case were removed with it and i had to pull the motor, tap and put a timesert in to fix it. Ultimately went with woodcraft sliders and those are a much better design.

If you install sliders use anti seize to keep the bolt from getting stuck

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dont use yoshi frame sliders. I had a set and when i low sided the bolt bent. Upon removing it the threads from the engine case were removed with it and i had to pull the motor, tap and put a timesert in to fix it. Ultimately went with woodcraft sliders and those are a much better design.

If you install sliders use anti seize to keep the bolt from getting stuck
Crap! My frame sliders are schedule to be delivered today....has anyone else had the same problem as above? Is it just with yoshimura? Wouldn't other frame sliders have the same issue as they are being bolt into the engine mount?
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I have seen similar comments on many different brands of frame sliders. Sometimes they seem to do more harm than good, which is true of any frame slider regardless of brand. However, for most crashes/slides I think they help more than hurt which is why I have decided to put them on my bike. Just my opinion...
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Woodcraft has a great design as the base sits on the frame, then bolt goes thru. I would recommend those. There's a thread in here somewhere that shows a bolt snapped from using frame sliders at the track. Be advised
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My satos bent the bolt and wore down the plastics as designed from a low speed low side, but did no damage to the bike. YMMV.
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Got final confirmation from Yoshi. This was their reply...

"It appears you have an outdated set of instructions. Attached is the updated copy. The information I provided earlier is correct. Thanks!"

I attached the directions they sent me...

So it's confirmed, the shorter bolt goes on the left with the bigger spacer, and the longer bolt goes on the right with the smaller spacer.

Hope this helps!
I know this is old thread, but when we say "right side" and "left side" are we talking about the orientation of sitting on the bike? or looking at it head on?
Some squid hit my back tire when I was stopped and knocked me over. Lucky for me my , right frame slider saved my fairings (right as in, sitting me sitting on the bike)
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