Originally Posted by Yossarian™
Some claim that it helps the clutch run a bit cooler and that the dust does not accumulate. Personally, I think it really comes down to preference. I have the stock cover on my Hyper, and an open cover on my 1098. The open cover looks great, you see moving parts, etc., but it is as noisy as all get-out.
And it's like leaving a food processor at ground level, so you'd probably want to keep small children away. "oh, shiny." wack,wack,wack!