Picked up my new Kawasaki luggage rack yesterday for my '08 classic LT. The installation was quite simple......it should be......there ain't much to it. I read lots of posts about the rack sitting so high. I took that into consideration and pulled the trigger anyway. It is very high quality.....what there is of it. Are you starting to catch my drift??? In my opinion it will hold a large coffee cup if you have the bike on the stand doing maintenance. If you are thinking about a luggage rack for your vn2000, you might consider an aftermarket backrest and matching rack if it is something you might actually USE some day. That's my 2 cents worth. Don't piss away your hard earned money on one of these. Anyone else have a comment?