I have not installed it yet until I figure out the rear part. By the way, I was able to get the screws out (17 mm bent wrench.) Putting the holding bracket and screwing it back on will be another story but I have some back up on the way.
The adjuster plate goes perpendicular to the floor in front of the crash bar, leaving the union between the two crash bars right behind it. The U screws grab the bars and insert into the plate from behind and you secure the nuts in front of the plate. Now you have the two wholes at the bottom of the plate to screw the front top of the skidpate. The fact that those holes are half an inch long will give you some room for adjustment.
English is not my first language, I hope it was clear enough.
I am taking advantage of the "nudity" to change the oil and the filter.
I see you are in LA, maybe when we both finish this "project" can have a coffee at Newcomb's Ranch, on Angeles Crest.
DL 1000 K2
Long Beach, CA