It's not bad man. I had a hotbodies hugger on my '03 600 and I liked it a lot but I really don't like the cheap plastic hugger on the '06's. They all look bent and out of wack. I may take mine off to see how it looks.
Not sure though b/c it does actually have a purpose you know.
ive wondered the same thing but usually people on here flame u for this shit but i think it looks good, id just invest in a nice one some time down the road.
dont worry bout the strips mine looks just like that too haha....u dont wanna rush it, i try to get over further but the only road i try on has poles every 10 feet and semi truck trailors parked on the other side of the road and i dont want to get chopped into peices if i fuck up.
I like the looks of that too, (the lack of a hugger, not the chicken strips ) I've thought about doing the same thing with mine, but as noted earlier, was concerned about the extra debris I would be dealing with come bath time. I'll have to give it a second thought now that I have seen it removed on the exact same bike as mine! Sweet bike.
Looks good, just loose the pillion pegs and it will look really clean. The only reason I would not go without a hugger is all the crap that will cover your rear shock, but if you are anal about cleaning then it should not be a problem.
That's why I like my hugger too for that! ^^^^ And it's pretty hard to remove chicken strips in Calgary unless you go to Race City and do a track night/day! I hated riding around Calgary when I lived there.
I like the no hugger look, but then I say remove the chain guard also...very clean look (and maybe a pound?) But, been there and done that...too much cleaning for me. You will have to judge for yourself. GL.