The issue was more pronounced on the Gen I bikes. The factory fender shared aerodynamic similarities with a 4 x 8 sheet of plywood, carried by a one armed midget, against the wind. The Gen II bikes have a different designed fender, which is similar to the Acerbic after market fender that the Gen I people upgraded to.
Most riders, for the most part, simply learned to handle and deal with the stock fender, and respond in unison that "they all do it". Ever hear of the "dream catcher"? We have a wind catcher. I believe the issue is more of a "becoming accustomed to", than a need for modification. However. I do know there is no dissuading the rider intent on farkling. It is the unspoken code that we support these actions without question.
“many a trip continues long after movement in time and space have ceased”- Steinbeck, [I]"Travels with Charlie"
[FONT="Century Gothic"][I]Sometimes your only available transportation is a leap of faith[/I] [/FONT]