If your putting on chrome this is a must have.. I bought this for my husbands V Star 1300 touring. It took about 15 min to put it on.. Very easy to change. You will use the bolts. Man. you can't believe the change in the looks, its really sharp. Made me want one for my Vulcan 800. Dennis Kirk gives you all the tools on sight to fit your rides perfectly. If you shop your ride with the sight. Everything I have bought this year (and it been a lot) has been a great fit for both our bikes. Its arrived on time, in great condition. Have a great summer!!!!!