Front Fork Rubber Dust Boots - Harley Davidson Street Forum - Street 500 and 750
User Tag List

 13Likes
Reply
 
LinkBack Thread Tools
post #1 of 13 Old 02-17-2015, 10:36 AM Thread Starter
Member
 
Join Date: Feb 2015
Posts: 73
Mentioned: 0 Post(s)
Tagged: 0 Thread(s)
Quoted: 18 Post(s)
(Thread Starter)
Front Fork Rubber Dust Boots

I just picked up a new Street which is being delivered to me today. Can the dust boots be removed if desired? I prefer the exposed fork look.
liquiddog is offline  
Sponsored Links
Advertisement
 
post #2 of 13 Old 02-17-2015, 11:47 AM
Super Moderator
 
bbally's Avatar
 
Join Date: Apr 2014
Location: Grand Junction, Colorado
Posts: 485
Mentioned: 10 Post(s)
Tagged: 0 Thread(s)
Quoted: 177 Post(s)
Yes the fork gators can come off the bike.

USMC '79-'85 Sgt.
1st Mar Div, 1st FSSG Det A in the Stumps
Malo periculosam, libertatem quam quietam servitutem
PGR Rider



2016 FLTRXS
2015 XG 750
2003 VRSCA

1982 GS1100GK
bbally is offline  
post #3 of 13 Old 02-17-2015, 12:32 PM Thread Starter
Member
 
Join Date: Feb 2015
Posts: 73
Mentioned: 0 Post(s)
Tagged: 0 Thread(s)
Quoted: 18 Post(s)
(Thread Starter)
Thanks for the info. The salesman also said they were just there for aesthetic value, but thought I'd double check.

The plastic headlight surround is a goner too. Looks a little too "euro".
liquiddog is offline  
 
post #4 of 13 Old 02-17-2015, 02:46 PM
Member
 
Join Date: Nov 2014
Location: Cochin and Chennai
Posts: 47
Mentioned: 0 Post(s)
Tagged: 0 Thread(s)
Quoted: 24 Post(s)
Garage
is it safer to have the Dust boots on ?
Shivanath Devinarayanan is offline  
post #5 of 13 Old 02-18-2015, 11:21 AM Thread Starter
Member
 
Join Date: Feb 2015
Posts: 73
Mentioned: 0 Post(s)
Tagged: 0 Thread(s)
Quoted: 18 Post(s)
(Thread Starter)
I guess it depends on where you live. If I was riding a lot of dusty country dirt roads I'd leave it on. I'm driving this around Austin. We don't have dirt here. Just concrete and lots of pollen.
Jason Wagner likes this.
liquiddog is offline  
post #6 of 13 Old 02-18-2015, 05:39 PM
Super Moderator
 
bbally's Avatar
 
Join Date: Apr 2014
Location: Grand Junction, Colorado
Posts: 485
Mentioned: 10 Post(s)
Tagged: 0 Thread(s)
Quoted: 177 Post(s)
Quote:
Originally Posted by Shivanath Devinarayanan View Post
is it safer to have the Dust boots on ?
Fork Gators are not a safety item.

That said them would prevent dirt from rubbing against the seals. But the way I ride it will need seals eventually anyway.

USMC '79-'85 Sgt.
1st Mar Div, 1st FSSG Det A in the Stumps
Malo periculosam, libertatem quam quietam servitutem
PGR Rider



2016 FLTRXS
2015 XG 750
2003 VRSCA

1982 GS1100GK
bbally is offline  
post #7 of 13 Old 02-18-2015, 08:22 PM Thread Starter
Member
 
Join Date: Feb 2015
Posts: 73
Mentioned: 0 Post(s)
Tagged: 0 Thread(s)
Quoted: 18 Post(s)
(Thread Starter)
I'll see if these pics work... Both changes made. Looks very good.
Attached Images
File Type: jpg IMG_20150218_181935_1424305187240.jpg (118.5 KB, 249 views)
File Type: jpg IMG_20150218_182124_1424305294757.jpg (99.2 KB, 236 views)
bbally, AYEDEE, RJWW and 3 others like this.
liquiddog is offline  
post #8 of 13 Old 04-20-2015, 03:47 PM
Junior Member
 
cobaltberry's Avatar
 
Join Date: Apr 2015
Posts: 6
Mentioned: 0 Post(s)
Tagged: 0 Thread(s)
Quoted: 3 Post(s)
Garage
Quote:
Originally Posted by liquiddog View Post
I'll see if these pics work... Both changes made. Looks very good.
That looks awesome! I personally like the faring around the headlight, but those rubber boots need to go. As soon as I get mine back from the shop, they're coming off.
cobaltberry is offline  
post #9 of 13 Old 04-20-2015, 05:53 PM
Super Moderator
 
StoneFree's Avatar
 
Join Date: Mar 2014
Location: Cottonwood AZ
Posts: 1,076
Mentioned: 16 Post(s)
Tagged: 2 Thread(s)
Quoted: 390 Post(s)
Garage
Quote:
Originally Posted by liquiddog View Post
I just picked up a new Street which is being delivered to me today. Can the dust boots be removed if desired? I prefer the exposed fork look.
They can and it probably doesn't create any problems. Over a zillion miles it might matter but not so much for us because we don't ride in the dirt typically. Biggest concern is that it would probably void the warranty on the forks if you ever get a leak. Harley can be weird about warranty issues if there's any modification.



10-64 likes this.

Always remember that for every mile of highway there are two miles of ditches.

Last edited by StoneFree; 04-20-2015 at 05:56 PM.
StoneFree is offline  
post #10 of 13 Old 04-20-2015, 07:38 PM
Senior Member
 
charlesskelter's Avatar
 
Join Date: Apr 2015
Location: Charlotte, NC
Posts: 367
Mentioned: 4 Post(s)
Tagged: 0 Thread(s)
Quoted: 122 Post(s)
Garage
Looks better without the boots for sure, but I don't want to cut them off and I don't feel like sliding them out of the trees either.
10-64 and Hellbilly like this.
charlesskelter is offline  
Reply

Thread Tools
Show Printable Version Show Printable Version
Email this Page Email this Page



Similar Threads
Thread Thread Starter Forum Replies Last Post
Ginza Boots Livin On Riding Gear and Apparel 29 06-11-2014 03:38 PM
Harley Davidson Street Narrow Front Wheel harleyhoonigan Street Appearance & Modifications 0 12-12-2013 02:57 PM
Harley Davidson Street 500 and 750 Fork/Damper Adjustability fkystreet Harley-Davidson Street General Discussion 1 12-06-2013 06:37 PM

Posting Rules  
You may not post new threads
You may not post replies
You may not post attachments
You may not edit your posts

BB code is On
Smilies are On
[IMG] code is On
HTML code is Off
Trackbacks are On
Pingbacks are On
Refbacks are On

 
For the best viewing experience please update your browser to Google Chrome