I find Bauer skates to be easy to install on because the bottom of the boot is flatter and the edge of the boot is more square. This makes positioning fairly easy. Also, the rivets come out a little easier and the t-nuts sink into the sole without a problem. Bauer has used shells of various colors: black, white and clear, but this doesn't affect the installation of Overdrive since the shape of the shell doesn't change. At the bottom of the page, I cover the old Bauer shell that is still in use here and there. So, after removing the laces and insoles and taking out the top two rivets, you're ready to position the blade.

Here's a look at my skate. I used these shells and blades for about four years and just recently switched to a CCM shell. For front-to-back positioning, line the blade up with the front of the main blade holder (green arrow). You don't have to be exact, just be close.

The blue arrows show where I shaved down some of that raised plastic part. It turns out that I didn't need to, but I wanted to see if it made a difference. If you find that you have set the blade too far in, you might want to try this.

I'm going to go a little overboard with the pics here, because everyone worries about the install, and the more information, the better. Here's another look. As you can see, the beautiful silver coating on the blade gets brutalized, but this doesn't affect the use of the blade. My blade doesn't sit parallel to the main blade - the top leans slightly to the left (blue arrow). I wanted a little more bite at the top of the skate. It can stick out a little more up there, and there is very little chance of getting scraping there. It comes in handy when you widen out in the butterfly.
Here's a look at how much my blade sticks out, and it's not a lot. You can try sticking it out more, but I really don't recommend it.

If you want to see if the blade will work, run a straightedge (a ruler) from your main blade to the edge of Overdrive, like the blue line. This will show you if Overdrive will hit the ice when your foot rolls over. The area 'a' shows how much room is between the blue line and the boot, meaning the boot is not close to getting in the way.

Most goalies want the blade to stick out further when they are down, and the green line shows the angle at which the boot gets in the way of the blade. It's a pretty low angle, one where you have very little leverage to bite with the blade. You can try sticking it out more, but be aware that you will likely get scraping on other moves, and you will be taking power away from the main blade, a big mistake (I'll be explaining this a little better on a revised 'About the Boot' page). At this setting, I have never had any problem with my moves while down - they are simply a matter of practice.

Also, note that one edge of Overdrive does most of the work (red arrow). The lower edge is used when you need Overdrive to help you stop.

Here's another look at the in-out postioning. Since I have trimmed back the raised plastic part (blue arrows), for comparison's sake, take your measurement from where there isn't that raised part (red arrows), and you should have about 1/16" of blade here. Again, you don't have to be exact, close counts, and you can 'eyeball' this measurement, since holding a ruler and positioning the blade is awkward.
Here's another view.
And another.
Bauer has used clear, black and white cowlings, but this do not alter the installation of Overdrive.



Bauer has also used this shell, and for top-to-bottom positioning, place the blade at the front of the main blade holder in the same way as the other Bauer model (black arrow). For in/out positioning, put the blade flush to the side of the boot and then move it out not more than 1/16". It is basically the same positioning as with the other Bauer model, but this skate doesn't have the raised plastic part that I trimmed.
Another view. Again, it doesn't need to stick out all that much.