Well I hit the trails where I really needed it with out it. Did I miss it? Sure. Is it a must have? No. To be fair I still have my steel clutch plates and a WR transmission. The weight helps in first gear and that is it! I was able to do all I wanted in a traditional manner in second gear with zero change in style. Will it go back on? Maybe at this point. I had fun but a shorten ride with out it. I did climb up and do these trails for about 5 miles then back down. Mind you this is a sizable accent/decent. Snow got way to deep to ride.