It took me about 3.5 hours to get these bars installed mainly due to a couple things that I didn't take into consideration. All in all it was great especially considering this is the first time I've had the nose off the bike. Below are a couple things of note I discovered on my journey.
1. A glued on aftermarket grip is definitely worth saving but there'll be a few words of uneducated wisdom in the process of removing it.
2. Getting the fairing on the hooks is easy but getting the outer tabs to line up was more difficult. I actually couldn't believe how easy it was to put on the hooks. I did it 4 times just to be sure that was actually how it fit. I would hope that applying downward pressure to the top of the fairing and it not moving would signify it's on the hooks.
3. My fairing rubs in 4 places, none of which are the radio bracket. There's a spot on the L and R side where it rubs against the storage compartments in the fairing and it rubs where it rests on two little things that stick out from the top of the inner fairing...I'll post pictures later.
4. Apparently the installers at the factory have as difficult a time with well nuts as anyone else since I found an extra one laying around in the fairing.
5. I had the wife present to take the fairing off but put it on by myself.
6. Even though the factory TBW wire is long enough, you almost have to pull it all the way back through the neck to get enough length to get it out the other end of the handle bar to plug it into the TBW sensor (or whatever your grip attaches to is called).
7. I tied a shoe lace to the TBW on the front so I could easily get it back to the front and I tied another shoe lace to thread it through the new bars.
8. There is a specific order that HD recommends that you tighten the fairing screws when you re-install...pay attention.
Most importantly, the bars keep your hands in the pocket as others have stated, they provide a much more comfortable riding position (hope to experience it when I leave for work in 8 hours) and they look great without spending too much. I'm really glad I went ahead and did this mod. Pics to come later.
Here's where the fairing is rubbing:
Pics of bars on the bike on page 3...can't have more than 4 pics per post.