I removed the left foot rest (2-10mm nuts, 1 which is plastic) and I replaced it with a piece of a hard flexible plastic, which I cut to fit. I used the existing studs to bolt the plastic back on. It feels better because it allows you to stretch out your left leg considerably more. I do have some reservations though, as a safety issue. I think the left foot rest was positioned by the Honda Engineers to keep your left foot from possibly sliding under the brake pedal unexpectedly. There is enough room to put your left foot to the left of the brake pedal with the footrest removed but the slant of the wheel well could cause your foot to slip towards the brake and possibly get under the pedal. I will take it for a short test drive, but right now I'm leaning on putting the OEM foot rest back on. Has anyone thought of this?