Hi all, I've never had a luggage rack on my scout. I recently picked one up from coonrods, and I'm going to install it. I don't think that I'll use it much if any, I just really got it because I like the way they look. It just polishes the scout a bit. Anyway, it came with some stainless strips, and I have a few questions regarding these. 1. Do I have to install them? I'm not opposed to doing it, but what purpose do they serve? And I don't like the idea of putting more holes in the top, if I don't have to...of they serve a valuable purpose, I will install. 2. Phil said there were rubber gaskets to go I set the strips, but he was out, and I can't seem to locate them anywhere. Does anyone have a source?