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    FX/SHO question-plastic engine cover removal

    I feel kinda like a moron...does the shiney plastic engine cover really serve any purpose? I am thinking hey, Yamaha put this here for a reason. So I took it off for the first time only to find nasty, salty residue. I ride primary in salty water. As the saying goes "you don't know what you don't know". I guess it should have been obvious that I remove it to spray a little CRC on there. But does it serve a purpose to reinstall it? Obviously it wasn't keeping all the crude from getting on the engine. Just wondering if anyone has thoughts on this.



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    Mine went in the trash. Had the same corrosion problem.

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    Quote Originally Posted by jw64wpb View Post
    I feel kinda like a moron...does the shiney plastic engine cover really serve any purpose? I am thinking hey, Yamaha put this here for a reason. So I took it off for the first time only to find nasty, salty residue. I ride primary in salty water. As the saying goes "you don't know what you don't know". I guess it should have been obvious that I remove it to spray a little CRC on there. But does it serve a purpose to reinstall it? Obviously it wasn't keeping all the crude from getting on the engine. Just wondering if anyone has thoughts on this.



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    I left mine out the first day i took it out. the only porpoise it serves is cosmetic.

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    Quote Originally Posted by jw64wpb View Post
    I feel kinda like a moron...does the shiney plastic engine cover really serve any purpose? I am thinking hey, Yamaha put this here for a reason. So I took it off for the first time only to find nasty, salty residue. I ride primary in salty water. As the saying goes "you don't know what you don't know". I guess it should have been obvious that I remove it to spray a little CRC on there. But does it serve a purpose to reinstall it? Obviously it wasn't keeping all the crude from getting on the engine. Just wondering if anyone has thoughts on this.



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    I keep on mine because I also ride in the ocean which can get choppy sometimes and nasty saltwater may enter the engine bay. I keep mine on so there is no direct splash of the very corrosive salt water. I take mine off every time I ride and hose down the engine bay with fresh water with the cover off. This probably is not necessary but I hate corrosion and do everything to protect my engine from it.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Waterholics View Post
    I keep on mine because I also ride in the ocean which can get choppy sometimes and nasty saltwater may enter the engine bay. I keep mine on so there is no direct splash of the very corrosive salt water. I take mine off every time I ride and hose down the engine bay with fresh water with the cover off. This probably is not necessary but I hate corrosion and do everything to protect my engine from it.
    Same here.

    It doesn't keep all the salt residue out but helps keep the wiring harness & injectors from getting completely coated every ride. I always put mine on when heading out to the ocean & remove it when cleaning up afterwards.

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    I removed mine.....I do keep Yamashield spray on the engine and harness tho

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    Quote Originally Posted by jw64wpb View Post
    I feel kinda like a moron...does the shiney plastic engine cover really serve any purpose? I am thinking hey, Yamaha put this here for a reason. So I took it off for the first time only to find nasty, salty residue. I ride primary in salty water. As the saying goes "you don't know what you don't know". I guess it should have been obvious that I remove it to spray a little CRC on there. But does it serve a purpose to reinstall it? Obviously it wasn't keeping all the crude from getting on the engine. Just wondering if anyone has thoughts on


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    If it's not scratched and you want to sell it let me know

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