I was surprised to find no template for the placement of the rack on the trunk. I was planning on putting it on quick one day until I opened the bock and there was no template. I had purchased the spoiler to go along with it, and had to put that on first. I recently bought a new 2017 Goldwing and purchased a bunch of Kuryakyn parts to go on it. So far I've had problem with each one I have put on the bike.