Now that I have your attention I thought I should place an warning to everyone interested in removing the rear grap handles. First you have to do a good fiberglass job. Next you have to sand down the entire tale. Finally get it painted. I realize this sounds easy and in fact it is the real bitch is putting the tail back on your bike. In order to have the a good strong fiberglass job to cover the holes you need to go from the inside of the tail and fill out.. this will prevent a bump on the outside of the tail. Now doing this you create a buildup of resin on the inside of the tail. When you attempt to put the tail back on the buildup will push the tail out and it won't fit. DO NOT sand the inside of the tail down to make it fit because you will be weakening the fiberglass job and eventually those hole will just collapse. INstead have yourself a good dremel tool and a lot of patience. You have to grind the hell out of the two mounting brackets on either side of the frame. These mounting brackets are steel and are what the handles use to screw into. You can't cut these brackets off because they provide support for the tail section. without them the tail will crush when you have someone on the back. so with a lot of patience grind a little then try it out.. grind some more.. then more.. It took me two hours of grinding to get it right. IF you are installing an undertail you have to have it perfect because if the tail is lifted the littlest bit you won't be able to overlay the bottom of the tail over the undertail. WHAT A BITCH!!! I am happy to report however it is gorgeous and done. Worth the effort but be full warned of what kind of a hassel it is.