2014 KX450F air fork question

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The stupid question for TODAY is............ does it hurt to leave the air adjustment "special tool" (ooooooooo it's a adapter valve. :-/ ) installed in the KYB (kayaba???) air forks whilst riding?
Bike in question is a 2014 KX450F with the infamous air fork.
The manual states "death or serious injury may occuer if a rock or debris hits the adapter while riding". And to remove the adapter when riding.
Yet Works connection offers a 90 degree version of the same device to be installed and left in.
Logic tells me to just leave the d$#@ed things in, but......logic was never my strong suit.

Anybody else just leave these things in???
 
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If leaving it on is important, get the aftermarket part ... No doubt the manufacturers *can* be overly conservative in their warnings, but why chance it? If they specifically call it out, there must be a reason (you would think). Besides, the 90 degree version makes adjustments easier/quicker.
 
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