You know something funny is when I installed my F&S sissy bar the two bars that fit down into the mounting brackets were a tad to large to fit into the brackets. I'm not sure if they over chromed or what but they were a huge pain. Took it to the dealer and they thought it was the wrong part at first. After confirming it was correct they proceeded to hammer it into place. Didn't mess it up or anything. There must be some sort of quality problem at F&S right now.