Do we as a group who modifies beyond the manufacture's intent have at least some level of culpability YES. Once all my bolt on are done. I'll still use the convenience of my dealer to change my old stock tires off my stock rims to my new. When they see the changes I wont try to hide them.
This forum is nothing more than a collection of individual owners who collectively share ideas and experiences which allow others to make a good choice and decision on how to improve the performance/appearance of their respective VT's. I'm just adding what I have experienced,..from day one. Is there risk involved, yes. The benefits I have encountered though are innumerable.