Man, what a time consuming operation that was. I wouldn't say it was 'hard' but a couple of those bolts were a pain in the rear to get started. I don't know how many of the bolts I dropped and had to search for. I think my big fat hands were the biggest problem, I guess I should have invited a nice little blonde over... I'm sure it would have been much easier for her on a couple of those. Plus it would have made the post ride much more enjoyable. If I ever had to do it again, I'd buy a couple more allen wrenches, one really long one and one that I could grind up real short. That would have made things go much better.