^This. No cutting or trimming required on my 2011 GSR. Sounds like user error.I just installed mine a few months ago. The instructions that came with it are a bit hard to understand but I figured it out.
-You do NOT need to cut anything
-You do NOT "need" to poke that hole in the front ones (I didn't anyway)
-Taking the back wheels off would be helpful but not required
You HAVE to pay attention to the "L" brackets, trying to use the wrong one will royally screw you up (I did it).
I can't see your pics so I don't know what your particular issue is, but I know that I did NOT have to cut anything at ALL