Join Date: Aug 2013
Location: Taranaki, New Zealand
Hmmm, bit odd the noise issue. I can't remember now if there was any nylon slider under the boot???????????? I know there is one, but for the life of me can't remember where it is located????
One thing I did find when I stripped the front end........................... Rust on the inner sides of the chrome boots. My forks and seals were covered in rust dust. I cleaned, sanded out and applied rust kill. I suspect due to constant cleans and rain riding, the insides of the boots are constantly wet, never get cleaned, polished or otherwise cared for exacerbates the rust issue.
My guess, the wd40 process only masks the issue. Whatever is causing it, if it were me, I would be doing a strip down to make sure things are not going to catch me out. As we all know, things have a habit of 'failure' in the middle of nowhere. One thing I would want to avoid is some failure in the front end that results in the bike putting me down on the tarmac.
A strip down will also allow for a good overall check, clean up, polish up and best of all, piece of mind.
Have fun, Ando.
Enjoyin life out n about New Zealand, feet first, two up on our Vulcan two-point-O.