You need a saw to trim stock nut bolts a little bit.
Installation is hard. If you have tools in hand then only try to install this item or else get help from professionals.
I used them for VTX 1800, apart from installation, riding is awesome. No vibrations, I can feel 1800CC torque and the speed in freeway.
I recommend it to my friends.
The brackets don't fit my '89 Harley, I had to discard the connecting brackets and fabricate my own, including redrilling the mounting holes. So they shouldn't call this a "universal" mount, but offering some sizing options would help. The size of the holes for aligning the headlight also seem kind of arbitrary - I fabricated a set of washers because the holes were so large.
I bought these mainly because I liked the looks. About a week after installing them, somebody rearended the bike in a parking spot and knocked it off the kickstand and then left. I came out to my bike laying on the bars and my saddlebag. But the bars did their job so well that there was not a scratch on my bike where it fell over. There was a small hardly noticeable rash in the chrome The bike rolled right back up with little effort, thanks to the bars. Highly recommended.
Fits right. Solid. Looks good. Used it as base for a trunk. Install was tricky and took longer than planned. Hard to tighten bolts because wrench hits either tire or fender. So a long tedious process. Not a problem with the rack design- just the way the Honda Rebel is put together. I am satisfied.