Yeah, the Bestem does use an integrated rear tail and turn signal, but my thought there was I don't count on anyone seeing me anyway (unless they hear me first and happen to look up from their phone long enough to see me), so even though I always use my turn signals, I still always look back and power ahead if someone is even close. I'm kind of a super-defensive rider that way. So I'm good with the minimum requirements for the law and I dig the slightly cleaner look. But below is where I put that third brake light...the pic just does not do justice to what an assault it is on your eyeballs. Added a pic with just the running light for comparison. Very nice quality unit I found on Amazon for $14... Chinese no doubt, but not your typical Chinese crap. Very well built, water proof, and a good 36" of heavy insulated 16 ga wire leads. More than I can say for the Bestem LEDs, which are typical Chinese crap and run those tiny 22 ga wires. But between that and the very bright and great quality Proton flushmounts up front, I should be seen!
An idea I had after you mentioned that the underside takes a beating is maybe cutting a piece of thick clear vinyl to shape and applying it under there to maybe save the finish a bit...like those clear bras some cars use.
Last edited by Rocker; 02-02-2018 at 10:52 PM.
Reason: Added pics