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I suspect the material the original HD boots were made from actually had a fairly high content of natural rubber.
I also suspect that what you can buy now is a lot more "plastic" than rubber.

Both will deteriorate with age but some plastics are very short lived in comparison to natural rubber. Especially when exposed to sunlight.

So, spare a thought for those poor unfortunates younger than us for whom their "aspirational" bike is some Japanese 4 cylinder rocketship of the 70/80's.

Between the krap khrome, plastic bits and model/parts changes every 15 days .......
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Pure trash, I would not recommend buying these gaiters. I can't believe they get away with selling them.
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Just returned from Pensacola HD, they don't have any in stock, parts guy checked computer and none in Florida, says they are "pending obsolete" but shows 7 shops in the US that have at least one in stock. He's going to find me a pair from the list of shops. If you want to get these from HD you better act fast as it looks like they are going away.

So not a complete wasted trip, they at least had a 69XLCH for me to enjoy.

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i was surprised they still carried them when i bought mine.this year it's 68 years for that -54 p/n.originally for K model.
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i was surprised they still carried them when i bought mine.this year it's 68 years for that -54 p/n.originally for K model.
I bought a pair of them 8 or 9 years ago from the same HD dealer, at that time they had them in stock. I think they were around $48 each, now the pair (with tax) is costing me $144. smh
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I have a new VT set ,pm if interested
Thanks for the offer but this last set of VT gaiters lasted about 5 months. I'm going to wait for the HD set to arrive.
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