Take your time and make sure you use some blue masking tape as a guide line. Set up the masking tape on the bike and then apply slowly as you follow the guide tape and at the same time rubbing your fingers or using a plastic credit card or decal apply piece to make sure no air bubbles occur. It is very sticky stuff. I used a small amount of dish soap and water mix and sprayed it on the panel so I could move it in case in needed to line it up just right. I believe I measured from the front leading edge of the front panel back 3/4" and the same down from the top panels. The same 3/4" on the bags and trunk. I spaced the gap between the stripes at 1/2". Or you can cut them off the sheet and place them how ever you deem looks right for you. Hope this helps.... CraigHow hard are they to apply?