Just completed my very first mod and already have a question. I used the search option but did not get any hits dealing with the specifics of my question. I replaced the Generator Cover Cap or "engine cover" with a chromed aftermarket one and upon removing the original, there was a rubber gasket either to keep water from entering the cavity or to prevent vibration. Anyhow, with this gasket on, the aftermarket would not fit (it would stick out too much and the screws would not reach). My question is; is this rubber gasket necessary? Will the vibration be so pronounced without it on that I will start loosing the screws attaching it to the motor? Thanks in advance for your replies and possible suggestions. Ride Safe:bigthumbsup:.