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  • vladt Posts: 279
    Melbourne, Vic
    Stage 1 Poster vladt
    26 Nov 2007 11:15 AM

    Howdy All,

    Finally picked up my 2008 SB and have been running it in over the last few days. Thanks everyone for helping me in selecting this awesome bike!
    However, after riding sports bikes for many years, the brakes on SB absolutely suck! Don't get me wrong, they certainly stop you, especially if you are travelling at a reasonable velocity. Should you try stopping quickly from 100+ km/hr, the SB brakes are barely adequate.

    I did a quick US forum search on and found that some guys have been looking at fitting Brembo or PM calipers/rotors on your Dyna. 
    However I don't think that anyone has actually done it and happy with the results!

    Any ideas or suggestions anyone? Naturally I would very much like to replace the bolt-on parts rather than actually start replacing forks/wheels, etc.
     
    Cheers all.
    Vlad

  • stix68 Posts: 0
    stix68
    26 Nov 2007 02:09 PM
    Vlad, i changed the SB stock front brake line to a DiamondBack steel braided line and also changed the stock pads out with a set of Lyndalls Z-Plus pads. Made a massive improvement to the stock brake set up.
    Do a search for Lyndall brake pads, DiamondBack brakelines are available out of the Harley catalogue.
    To change the stock caliper to a Brembo, I think the rotor needs to be a different diameter, which makes the use of spoked wheels a bit harder to do.( not completely sure on this)
    A much more expensive option would be to go with a full aftermarket conversion such as PM, JayBrake or Hawg Halters.
  • vladt Posts: 279
    Melbourne, Vic
    Stage 1 Poster vladt
    26 Nov 2007 05:52 PM
    Hi Stix, could you please clarify what you mean by "massive" improvement? I guess when you consider the standard SB brake performance, anything would be an improvement.
    Are you considering any future aftermarket upgraes?

    btw, what handlebars are you running on your SB?
  • stix68 Posts: 0
    stix68
    26 Nov 2007 06:18 PM
    Stock handlebars, massive = less lever travel required, shorter stopping distance, and better overall feel.
  • vladt Posts: 279
    Melbourne, Vic
    Stage 1 Poster vladt
    26 Nov 2007 08:19 PM
    I better get some Lyndall pads and brake lines pronto...
    Any other mods on the horizon?
  • syco_bob Posts: 46
    Stock Poster syco_bob
    27 Nov 2007 09:00 PM
    anyone thought about doing a twin front rotor conversion. I'm not sure if its possible without drastically modifying the front end but its something I've been contemplating...
  • stix68 Posts: 0
    stix68
    27 Nov 2007 11:01 PM

    twin disc f/end can be done using V-rod parts, need to change wheel to cast as well.(i think)
    Think Dazza has a plan to put a fatbob f/end on his lowrider.
    Only thing that dictates what ya can and can't do with a HD is money my friend.

  • Uncle Ho Posts: 4874
    what's it to you
    Forum Legend Uncle Ho
    27 Nov 2007 11:24 PM

    the FXDB upgrade to dual disks seems to have ceased at '05 model and linked to cast rim

  • vladt Posts: 279
    Melbourne, Vic
    Stage 1 Poster vladt
    28 Nov 2007 10:22 AM
    There are few guys on the American forum that are in the process of building a twin disc conversion.
    Apparently you'll need v-rod fork lowers, cast wheel, new calipers.
    None has completed the build as yet, but I am keeping my eye on it.
  • cattleprod Posts: 172
    Stock Poster cattleprod
    28 Nov 2007 03:02 PM
    Heavy Duty mag mentioned a dual disc conversion at Harley City a few issues back.
  • kensim Posts: 163
    newcastle
    Stock Poster kensim
    01 Dec 2007 07:26 PM
    thats right cattleprod,heavy duty mag done it to an 07 dyna,they got some lugs welded on the other fork slider and fitted v-rod discs and brakes,go to there web-site and iam sure u can get some info.
  • nobody Posts: 557
    nowhere
    Performance Poster nobody
    01 Dec 2007 08:05 PM

    Just go to a PM 6 piston caliper and full floating disc with Lyndall pads and braided lines and you wont need twin rotors.

     

    nobody

  • BACAMICK Posts: 1270
    WEST WIMMERA VIC
    Performance Poster BACAMICK
    01 Dec 2007 08:15 PM

    ya lucky ya didnt buy a evo then :)

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