Re: stock flares, do I want them on or not?
Parttime, My understanding is in NC you are allowed 3 inches outside the wheel well, or flare as the case may be. Now as for my info, I have over 8 inches of tire outside the wheel well, with no flares at all. I live on the coast and pass policemen constantly with out ever a problem. I did have a policeman on a BMW bike, near Uwharrie, pull up beside me, look at me, then my tires, back at me, shake his head and rode off.
I would contact the DMV and ask, but they may not know for sure either, maybe ask for the law code number to print out for your dash.
Do not run the flares if you spend any time in the beach sand, I wouldn't even recommend them offroad, there is no way to wash everything out from under them and the rust WILL happen, and you won't know until it's too late.