So I ran without a front fender from Nov-June. Everytime I got on the bike it snowed, rained, or sleeted and my Goodson air cleaner blew enough water through the motor to foul it out so I had to pull over and clean the plugs everytime. It only rained once since I put the fender on and was riding. My ride to Colorado Springs proved that a front fender didn't solve the Goodson problem. I hate front fenders, and now I figured it really doesn't even buy me what I hoped for. So... it's off Forever. YAY!