at the risk of being too similar to my last sportster, i think its the length of the current fender that I'm not digging just yet. and maybe the sparto tail light as well. They both add a lot of weight to the rear of the bike ABOVE the tire which for some reason makes my eyes look there..... I've got to reshoot this with better settings/light, but once my head gets going in the direction of seeing options, I usually have to just do it in photoshop for comparison's sake.
Current, shorter, and then slightly shorter still...(shorter versions will get side mount light and license plate)
While I'll probably go shorter with the rear fender, it definitely will not be as narrow as the L'Orange rear fender.