I am about to do this, I have been reading that you don't need to take off the fender to complete this if you can get your hands to fit. In reviewing the instructions and the fatbob. I see that I might not have to take off the fender, but for sure I need to remove the fender brackets. This being, you need to remove the turn signal lights, they come off with a bolt, but the bolt to the tail light bracket looks like its under the fender bracket. I was trying to avoid removing the fender bracket as well, because I have fixed bags bolted to the bike. I've never taken that rear portion of the bike apart, so basically I just wanted to confirm that it is the case with the bolts for the taillight bracket.