I'm using Rim tape which gives a much bigger reflective area.Not sure why you would want to remove them. There is not much else visible on the bike from the side at night. JMHO.
Pop your passenger seat off. The 4 bolts that are under the seat that hold the rear fender assembly have the same head as the front fender bolts. Take 2 of those out and out the 2 from ACE under the seat where you will not see them.Took mine off on Friday. I finally managed to get to an Ace hardware that had stainless metric stuff.
I just spun off a reflect and brought it in with me...
I guess I could have just bought a couple factory bolts so the head would be the same size as the bottom ones, but even with the top bolt heads being smaller it still looks much better.
In case anyone was wondering if I'm an idiot, here's proof. My rear reflectors were removed when I installed the yoshimura fender eliminator kit. Good thing I'm telling everyone else it's not a good idea to removed them.I'm not sure removing the reflector is a great idea.
On the other hand, rim tape seems like the best way to make a black N1K visible from the side. I think adding maniak's rim tape does way more for visibility than the little orange side reflector.