Hi, I have a '71 CB450. I just had the front fender off to clean and straighten it, and before I replaced the fender stays, I looked at the bike and thought: "Wow, my bike looks a lot better without the stays". My question is this: Is it safe to ride the bike without the two stock fender stays? I'm assuming they're there for a very good reason, but they really look over-designed and a bit out of scale with the rest of the bike. I'd love to leave them off if possible. I see lots of cafe bikes without the stays, but those fenders are usually shorties, not the longer stock fenders like mine.