Not sure J, the engine seems to be further down to the ground, thats why I dont think theres room. I've heard some people remove them too. Think its because they sag over time and scrape speed humps etc. Had two on the twinspark, they both sagged. Cant see any obvious mounting points.
I took the first one off to strengthen it as it had gone in the middle. Pop rivetted a metal strip across the front and hey presto no more scraping. But it was FULL of water and weighed a ton, obviousy the reason for the sagging. Might be worth drilling some holes underneath.