I bet I'm outside the normal here, but, on this GSXR 1000 I just got, I'm kinda wanting to put the stock rear tail-lamp, fender, and turn signals back...
The rear end looks cool as is: it's got LED lamps that sorta look like C3P-O's eyes for tail lights, where the outside-most side of each "eye" is the respective turn signal. It got me past state inspection this way, as technically it works. And, did I already say, it does look damn cool. C-L-E-A-N!!!
The nerdy side of me is evaluating it's performance as a tail-light/turn signal/fender: The LEDs seem to be OK as just rear marker lights, but there is not much extra brightness when the brake is applied.. Considering the range of people we're all sharing the road with, I'm not sure all of them would immediately know "Oh- he's got his brakes on! Let me act accordingly" Same with the turn signals. And, with the LED turn signals, the lamps flash too fast. I know there's a couple ways to fix that (different flasher relay, or resistors) but still. How far to go down the rabbit hole?
Also, if I do run into some rain, how well will the little ducky fender that is riding just above the rear wheel prevent a strip of filth water from painting my back? Finally, the tag is held at a stupid angle, and just looks like a bodge job.
I know many people eliminate fenders- I'm totally not knocking their personal preference.. I'm just currently leaning towards going back to stock for the reasoning mentioned above. Anyone else done this? Thoughts?