Installation requires a minor disassembly of the rear of the bike, but the rack slid on just fine without altering anything and even accepted the mounts for the SHAD top case with no problem. But then the seat didn’t lock in place. I started by wiggling and jiggling it to get it to fit, and it escalated all the way to beads of sweat on my forehead and the eventual use of an angle-grinder. In the end the seat fit into place (with a ground-down locating flange that fits into the front of the luggage rack) and I rode happily to Laguna Seca and back. The saddle is much more comfortable, by the way—stiff instead of soft like the stocker, and my backside was in much better shape after 1,000 miles.