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My question is pretty straight forward. Do I need to have the front cowel on when I am marking and drilling my fairings for frame sliders?

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OEM plastics ?
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I would think leaving them on would make it easier to lay out and harder to actually drill? And if they are the original plastics, I urge you to reconsider.
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Best instructions I've seen so far: Intuitive Frame Slider Installation Guide

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Unfortunately, Yes.
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I would think leaving them on would make it easier to lay out and harder to actually drill? And if they are the original plastics, I urge you to reconsider.
Drilling original plastics isn't ideal for me, but I had to repair and repaint my gas tank along with my front cowel and right fairing. Here are some before and after pics.
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I would think leaving them on would make it easier to lay out and harder to actually drill? And if they are the original plastics, I urge you to reconsider.
This is the after photo of my front cowel. The bottom piece was a completely broken off so I used some plastifix on it.
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Well hell in that case why not? Looks like a nice job on the tank. I'd love to see it all out back together
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