I've fitted one on ABS model, limited access to the bottom half of the shock but fit it first and then twist it round before you do the tie wraps up tight, just as the destructions say. Greasing the inside of the tube definitely helped but the top was trickier and I had to remove what I think was the rectifier under the seat to get at it. A few grazed knuckles from memory and another pair of hands was helpful, especially if they're female and nimble, you won't have as much difficulty if your non abs. The shocktube is hard wearing and I run without a hugger. Make sure you go to shocktube.co.uk and not .com if your looking for reference !