Re: springer fork
Yep We would have to take off the dealers licence plate frames and decals when a customer would refuse to buy a car and advertize when I worked in the body shop. We are a consumer nation. Another reason I like these bikes, we are not spending money buying all the leather goods just to ride. If a bunch of MBers were to have a group picture it would be so varied but look at a motor cycle ralley, all black, and matching. True freedom is being your self and even if you look silly (and I do most of the time).
Always do a pre-ride check. Make it a habit, and ride safe.