I still like the original high positioning of the lights. They are highly visible and they don't get torn off. However, there is a case to be made for lights to be mounted rearward. So, to appease the constabulary, I have used flush-mounted lights on the rear fenders. They are mounted high on the fender to protect them as much as possible. When drilling through the fender this way, use a template for accuracy, along with a short drill bit.