For RS / GS either place it on the front handlebars or on the rear handles. For the ST / STS & RT / RTS the bottle holder will be placed on the rear handles. For the R / RTS 2010 - 2019, be sure to place it at an angle that will allow you to open your side case cover. Simply open the top clip, turn it to open the pliers wide enough to fit over the handle, take the included piece of rubber and position it to protect the handle. Close the clip and your bottle holder is installed.