Here are a couple of general hints for anyone contemplating a bolt-on modification. First, read the instructions carefully before you start. Be sure that you understand fully what's involved and that you have the correct tools. This means the correct sizes of screwdrivers, wrenches and sockets. Pliers are not a substitute for the right wrench. Tighten all the fasteners finger-tight before snugging the first one down fully. Check that all the fasteners are tight when you're done, perhaps reviewing the instructions in the process. After a few hundred miles, go back and check the fasteners again. Don't sacrifice function for form or fashion. A bike quickly loses its appeal when it's no longer fun to ride. Make sure that the changes you make don't make it harder, less fun or less comfortable to ride your bike. They should make your motorcycle more fun. It's better to swallow the expense and re-install the stock part than to let it ruin your motorcycle. When installing billet pieces, leather, studs or fringe, stay within one maker's line—and one design—so everything matches.