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Yes the fork gators can come off the bike.
 

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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.>:D
 

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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.
 
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Bike looks rad! I got my Street back in December and ever time I looked at the boots I cringed a little. Mine are definitely coming off.

I recently got the NRC fender eliminator kit to get rid of the factor taillights and directionals. They look a little scooter-ish for me. Once I install I'll post some pics.
 

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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.
Only reason I haven't taken them off yet…..and if we trade it in, I want it to be all there…..wife's already wanting a new bike now…..a Lowrider….
 
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