I never had a problem with my 500RS blinkers, I ran many enduros as well as Hare scramble and dual sport rides, lot of tight woods durring all kinds of weather mud etc. never had an issue, the mounting place I found safest for them was in a box in my garage, until the bike is sold. Plastics and custom graphics are all easy to get, as on dirt bikes they are considered wear and tear items like brake pads and tires. The prettier you want the bike the more often you replace the parts. I have a new set of plastics in the garage waiting to be put on whenever I get tired of stitching cracks together with zip ties.