I agree, the theme of the bike for me is chrome. Just about every accessory offered by HD is some type of chrome add-on. While I have no problem doing most mods to my bike, I would not even consider opening up the cooling system to replace a hose. Especially while the bike is still under warranty. I never really cared for the braided look anyway.diomedes said:Personally I think the chrome coolant hose cover nicely complements the lines of the stock exhaust/muffler.