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Depends upon how they are mounted on each bike.
Stick on stay more often than not.
Screw on are usually gone.
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When I first started riding, back in the '70's, I lived in Rapid City, SD. The cops were sticklers for citing people for missing reflectors on their motorcycles but, as safety features became more as standard equipment on vehicles, the less they seemed to enforce the little things. Eventually, they even got rid of mandatory motor vehicle inspections.The only time you have to worry about things such as reflectors or even turn signals, is when you get pulled over or get caught in a random roadside inspection.
I'd say if you ride at night a lot, in residential areas, reflectors are a good idea. If you ride mostly day-time and highways, I really don't see the need for them. Incorporating the reflectors into the style of the bike looks cool, but some of the old round ones and reflector tape should go bye bye.
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The rear side ones are gone, it had saddlebags when I bought it, they are in the saddle bags in the garage. Still have the reflector screws in the license plate and the ones on the forks, those may soon be gone, though they don't bother me one way or the other.
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I remove reflectors. I prefer to be as invisible as they think I am. I will take the responsibility for seeing them and making sure they stay out of my zone. In my experience, as soon as they see you, they want to take you out. Screw that.
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I remove reflectors. I prefer to be as invisible as they think I am. I will take the responsibility for seeing them and making sure they stay out of my zone. In my experience, as soon as they see you, they want to take you out. Screw that.
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When i got my bike the front right reflector was broke so I took that off, well, the other side had to match so i took that one off to. Now my saddle bags cover the rear reflectors, so, I wanna take those off as well. But i did remount the rear reflector when I relocated my turn signals. I figured it was best since I went with a smoked LED tail light.
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I took the yellow ones of that were glued on the downtubes of the frontside of the frame. They came loose by themselves after so many years. I left the red ones on the back of the aluminium subframe. There will be a rectangular open spot when I take these of. Which will even look more akward that these small red reflectors.
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