wear item...roll of the dice. i screwed around with the negative...mixed results...i didn't want to pry up the primary dust cover and mess it up or show signs of "prying" or whatever on the cover, on the chance it would've been covered but then denied b/c i fcked with it. May not have done it right w/o moving that initial dust boot, but for a while no wetness, then a touch of wetness, etc.
Dealers: some absolutely not, some maybe, one "oh hell yeah" covered, and we like to do the other side too...despite the warranty good till next May, if some dealer is "oh hell yeah covered" i may have to find the time to let them screw with it before they forget/change their mind.
it's too hot to ride at this point, so I'm laying low, riding at 5am etc. I'll let you guys know.