Join Date: Jan 2011
Location: Hollywoodland, California
I did the same thing the very first Saturday after i picked up my 796, a few weeks later, my jacket caught the other one, i rode for about a month with electric tape holding them on my beautiful Monster.
The tail chop kit was the only way out for me, i do love the look without that tail any way.
I spoke to the guys at the dealership where I purchased the bike, and they let me know i wasn't a total idiot and that many people have this same issue. it seems to me to just be a simple design flaw, but since the tail had to go anyway, this accelerated the process for me.