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  • Benno Posts: 148
    Brisbane Qld
    Stock Poster Benno
    26 Oct 2017 01:15 PM
    Just thought I would pass on a bit of info on these kits, I couldn't find much on them using the search function. The front disc on the Wide Glide was worn out, I was going to get a six pot caliper but I want to upgrade the rear suspension before shelling out for a new caliper. 
    So I thought I would try one of these Ness Big Brake Rotor kits, to see if it would improve the front braking whilst still using the standard caliper, these kits get pretty good raps on the US forum. Very simple install, a couple of the Allen Head cap screws were short, instructions called out 35mm long, they supplied 30mm long, went and got stainless ones anyway the right length. Put new sintered pads in the caliper, test ride, damn, big difference, will need to upgrade the front suspension now also.
    Very noticeable improvement whilst using the standard caliper, looks pretty good, price wise, not that much more than buying a quality floating front rotor.  
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  • loopie Posts: 343
    Stage 1 Poster loopie
    26 Oct 2017 05:59 PM
    becareful what stainless bolts you use,some grades off ss bolts  dont have the required shear strenght
  • Benno Posts: 148
    Brisbane Qld
    Stock Poster Benno
    26 Oct 2017 06:35 PM
    Posted by loopie on 26 Oct 2017 05:59 PM
    becareful what stainless bolts you use,some grades off ss bolts  dont have the required shear strenght

     Mm, how do you determine what you need loop.

  • limpn Posts: 447
    Wollongong Nsw
    Stage 1 Poster limpn
    27 Oct 2017 02:21 PM

    finally a review.. I have been tossing and turning for months now about upgrading to this kit..

    I think I will invest in one of these upgrades..



  • loopie Posts: 343
    Stage 1 Poster loopie
    27 Oct 2017 02:50 PM
    Posted by Benno on 26 Oct 2017 06:35 PM
    Posted by loopie on 26 Oct 2017 05:59 PM
    becareful what stainless bolts you use,some grades off ss bolts  dont have the required shear strenght

     Mm, how do you determine what you need loop.

     some one else  will give the right explanation,, but it comes down too tensile strengh  eg grade 6/8 .. all i can say i put some on a bike i did up about 6 years ago  on the handle bar mounts,,,borrowed them from work  hhhaa. the next owner off the bike a mate   two sheared on him   luckily not riding at the time...   you were lucky with the ness supplied mounting bracket, they are a well known not fitment on some bikes   ,ness knew about the issue  and were slow in fixing it, hence why the polourarity its not a high mod

  • Benno Posts: 148
    Brisbane Qld
    Stock Poster Benno
    27 Oct 2017 04:16 PM
    Posted by loopie on 27 Oct 2017 02:50 PM
    Posted by Benno on 26 Oct 2017 06:35 PM
    Posted by loopie on 26 Oct 2017 05:59 PM
    becareful what stainless bolts you use,some grades off ss bolts  dont have the required shear strenght

     Mm, how do you determine what you need loop.

     some one else  will give the right explanation,, but it comes down too tensile strengh  eg grade 6/8 .. all i can say i put some on a bike i did up about 6 years ago  on the handle bar mounts,,,borrowed them from work  hhhaa. the next owner off the bike a mate   two sheared on him   luckily not riding at the time...   you were lucky with the ness supplied mounting bracket, they are a well known not fitment on some bikes   ,ness knew about the issue  and were slow in fixing it, hence why the polourarity its not a high mod

     Yeah, I read about the fitment issues, I managed to get pictures of the old and new brackets and gave them to the guys at Rollies. Asked them to make sure I get the kit with the right bracket.

    Limpin, will put those picture up on this thread over the weekend so anyone that's interested in this kit can use them.

  • Benno Posts: 148
    Brisbane Qld
    Stock Poster Benno
    28 Oct 2017 11:08 AM
    Posted by Benno on 27 Oct 2017 03:16 PM
    Posted by loopie on 27 Oct 2017 02:50 PM
    Posted by Benno on 26 Oct 2017 06:35 PM
    Posted by loopie on 26 Oct 2017 05:59 PM
    becareful what stainless bolts you use,some grades off ss bolts  dont have the required shear strenght

     Mm, how do you determine what you need loop.

     some one else  will give the right explanation,, but it comes down too tensile strengh  eg grade 6/8 .. all i can say i put some on a bike i did up about 6 years ago  on the handle bar mounts,,,borrowed them from work  hhhaa. the next owner off the bike a mate   two sheared on him   luckily not riding at the time...   you were lucky with the ness supplied mounting bracket, they are a well known not fitment on some bikes   ,ness knew about the issue  and were slow in fixing it, hence why the polourarity its not a high mod

     Yeah, I read about the fitment issues, I managed to get pictures of the old and new brackets and gave them to the guys at Rollies. Asked them to make sure I get the kit with the right bracket.

    Limpin, will put those picture up on this thread over the weekend so anyone that's interested in this kit can use them.

     Old style bracket is on the left 02-972, new style bracket that overcome the fitment issue is on the right, 02-972-1, to suit 06 & up Dyna with 11.8" hub mount disc, maybe a different part number for different models. 

    Cheers Benno

    HD Forums Australia - Old & New Brackets.jpg

  • robots Posts: 1110
    Performance Poster robots
    21 Apr 2018 03:52 AM
    Thanks Benny, good info
  • Benno Posts: 148
    Brisbane Qld
    Stock Poster Benno
    22 Apr 2018 09:47 AM
    Done a couple thousand k's now, very happy with the stopping power Hilly. Wear wise, it shows virtually nil so far, will let you all know how it's wearing and how the brake pads hold up. 
  • Benno Posts: 148
    Brisbane Qld
    Stock Poster Benno
    22 Apr 2018 02:46 PM
    I got 30k out of the original front disc, it was down to the minimum though, hope to get that much. What are you guys getting out of your discs ?.
    Not sure why, but I use a lot of rear brake on the wide glide compared to the sportster and low rider I have owned in the past.
  • Benno Posts: 148
    Brisbane Qld
    Stock Poster Benno
    22 Apr 2018 09:13 PM
    Interesting to hear you were also more rear brake heavy on your wide glide Hilly. I ride with a couple of guys on softails mainly, & one on a R-Glide, and he just raves how good the stereo is , but they are on the front all the time. Most have PM calipers, braided brake lines and so on. Even though the Ness 15" front is excellent I reckon I will be upgrading the rear caliper/ disc real soon. 

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