Originally Posted by scottr
I dunno. It sure warmed my heart to see that big pile a crap lying dead on the shop floor at my first service. Bike runs so nice without it. Take it off. Take it all off.
+1. It's easy, too, with one exception: getting the blanking plate onto the front cylinder without removing the oil tank is an effing PITA. It helps a little if you remove oil tank bolts, but you still should make sure the kids are in bed so they don't learn the f-word from you, or get hit in the head by a flying wrench.