how important is the plastic fan shroud on the 05-09s?
I recently fractured mine on the trail, only a bit, but enough that i had to break part of it off because it was getting in the fan. Well now it is loose on there and just junky, I would like to just remove it, but heard it could lead to overheating. The shroud looks meaningless, but before i take it off i want to know if its a bad idea. I will replace it if so.