Again- I will argue this point as the LED's are visible 180 degrees while the stock mounts only from the front. Stalks themselves don't make them more visible....
aircraft have port and starboard and other navigation/warning lights on wing tips..
reason they are placed on wing tips extending out away from the body
and not on the body itself are or should be self evident..
visibility, is not merely luminosity of a light source flashing away,
but includes activation of brain areas responsible for perception of
meanings, indicated by relative positioning of indicator lights..
when about to turn left at an intersection with cars waiting to come out
i will signal my intent with indicators but also with extended left hand..
this is visible and obvious at longer distances resulting in better
driver understanding of,, my intent,, to turn left into his road..
[a road courtesy as well as safety factor]
if, the rider held his/her hand at their hip, in that situation
what communication would be sent to those waiting drivers,
compared to the extended, left arm and land..
this is not rocket science..
obviously, the hand held at the hip would be relatively
meaningless as a signal of intent to turn left to other
drivers, compared to the extended left arm and hand..
this is a reality i have direct experience of over years of
using hand signals in certain situations, and noting of
driver responses to the extended arm compared to
just the indicators.. [not just a pet theory etc]
you or anyone is at total liberty to remove indicators
or change them to whatever you think best for you..
but there are certain realities underlying the existence
of extended indicators.. if for some reason honda
engineers decided to fit inexpensive flush mounted
indicators car style to fairing panels, and there were
not yet aftermarket extended indicators available
i would make my own and install them on
my general purpose road motorcycle..