Same here Canoesmasher, I can actually walk around my entire bike and not have to ignore the back part of my bike anymore.I have done Tony's mod. Super easy as long as you have a mig welder. I did the mod in about an hour or so, if that. Measure twice, cut once. Tack and measure it is how you want it and finish the weld. I got a little bit 'chop happy' and dropped my fender about 2.5", an extra half inch. Easy to do and looks great!
I'm in the process of getting a custom Sissy Bar and Pad made for the wife. She feels like she needs to hold on tighter with the Rear fender lowered. I'm going through Ginz in Laguna Hills, CA.can anyone that has done the mod and has a Honda backrest with pad tell me how it is, I'm interested in doing this mod but I do have my wife that rides with me on ocassion and from the pictures I have seen it seems that there is a decent amount of back lean so I'm wondering how much your significant other has complained if at all, Thanks.
Thats my thought, someone needs to consider producing a rear fender that fits the cut framework. I will be cutting before long, looking for someone I trust to weld.Where is the "I will replace my rear fender when a new, cooler looking one comes out"