Another Newbie Question: Disc Brake Dust Cover... Necessary?
I spent some time getting 40+ years of sludge off my newly acquired '73 CB500. I pulled the fender and dust cover for better access... and carved off about a pound of grease, brake dust, dirt, etc. from inside the fender, between the fender and fork...
Looking at the dust shield, I really can't see a "significant" function. Well, beyond the whole dust shield thing. So, I did a search - couldn't find any info. Then, I looked at lots of pics of modified/restomod bikes... and it seems most are leaving these off. But really, I know next to NOTHING about these old bikes. So, before I start pulling things off - to later find out they're kind of important - I figured I'd ask the gurus.