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I'm sure this has been covered before, but are the front brake covers necessary? The trade off for the aesthetics is what...running a bit warmer and collecting more dirt? I'd just assume to just get rid of them.
 

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I think you may run cooler without them. I think they are just more plastic. Perhaps the 1500 designer was a phills Diller fan!
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No they are not necessary... I've had mine removed for years, because I do not like being unable to view problems such as worn brake pads, or grease flung onto the rotors; it's also much easier to remove the front wheel without the covers present.

I did make a 'Hanger Support' replace the left hand bracket that did same function, for the speedometer cable... It's probably not necessary, but I figure that the cable would rattle around without it.


 

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That looks really good Alex. :thumbsup:
Did it void your warranty? :ROFL:
 

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I do not see my front wheel ever being that good looking...
 

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I never replaced mine after I spent about 40 hours polishing the front rim.....;)
 

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I also liked the front without the covers, but as my luck would have it, a stone got caught between the rotor and the outboard left pad. This destroyed my rotor, and they aren't cheap. If I had that cover on, that rock would have not gotten in there. Just my experience. jimsjinx
 
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