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  • jimmy.cee Posts: 1
    Brisbane
    Stock Poster jimmy.cee
    19 Sep 2018 08:08 PM
    Hi guys,

    I've recently acquired my Dad's 06 Dyna Super Glide 35th Anniversary edition (image below) as my first Harley and the first thing I've noticed (after coming from a Ducati) is how terrible the front brake is. I've read around the forums and have considered two options: The Harley Brembo upgrade or going with a 4 or 6 pot Performance Machine. I've had good experience with Brembo before so I'm looking at that but given so many model variants and compatibility charts for general parts I can't work out if the Brembo will be a straight bolt on. 

    I'm looking at buying this one and hoping it would be a straight bolt on: https://www.ebay.com.au/itm/Harley-Davidson-Brembo-Left-Front-Brake-Caliper-2008-2017-OEM/132786289266?hash=item1eeaadfa72:g:rUcAAOSwi2tboV6u


    Pic of the new ride:

    HD Forums Australia - IMG_20180919_174009_1.jpg

  • John.R Posts: 328
    Stage 1 Poster John.R
    19 Sep 2018 09:22 PM
    yes, will bolt up.

    The last 30 years of calipers are split up into 99 and under (the single pot calipers), and 00+ style mounts (4pots & brembos)

    The ONLY thing Im not 100% on is clearance of spokes, but I cant imagine it'd be a problem given you're current setup clears.


  • Hilly Posts: 2342
    Townsville
    Motor Head Hilly
    19 Sep 2018 09:39 PM
    It will bolt up ok as john said but, there generally is a but, the Brembo pads overhang the rotor by 4-5mm or so, a slightly larger rotor can solve it if you can find one, there may even be a bracket these days that will put you right, going back to 06 when that bike was made the fix was to use vrod lowers, Howard, metal mania, used to do up a kit, bloody expensive though.
  • Hilly Posts: 2342
    Townsville
    Motor Head Hilly
    19 Sep 2018 09:40 PM
    Nice bike by the way, I nearly brought one new but couldn't get one local so got the wideglide instead.
  • brash Posts: 589
    Performance Poster brash
    20 Sep 2018 08:24 AM
    another option is duel tokico's, one finger stoppies after that.
  • Hilly Posts: 2342
    Townsville
    Motor Head Hilly
    20 Sep 2018 07:07 PM
    Quoting brash on 20 Sep 2018 08:24 AM
    another option is duel tokico's, one finger stoppies after that.
    Is that what's on the sporties? fatslim put I think them on his lowrider s, bolted straight on, ducks guts he said.
  • speedzter Posts: 1691
    The 'Rat
    Motor Head speedzter
    20 Sep 2018 08:01 PM
    Bolted straight on (needed new mounting bolts) using touring discs, early Dyna though.


    HD Forums Australia - IMG_20140130_185052 (Medium).jpg

  • Hilly Posts: 2342
    Townsville
    Motor Head Hilly
    20 Sep 2018 09:29 PM
    Quoting speedzter on 20 Sep 2018 08:01 PM
    Bolted straight on (needed new mounting bolts) using touring discs, early Dyna though.


    HD Forums Australia - IMG_20140130_185052 (Medium).jpg

    06 Dyna up is not the same mount location, looks good, bet it bites better
  • Ratbob Posts: 514
    Adelaide Hills
    Performance Poster Ratbob
    20 Sep 2018 10:39 PM
    Anyone tried the Arlen Ness big brake rotor kit ?
  • speedzter Posts: 1691
    The 'Rat
    Motor Head speedzter
    20 Sep 2018 10:45 PM
    Only two finger braking needed .
    Yes, 06 on went to the larger 11.8" disc as standard, so they had to relocate the caliper mount position.

  • Benno Posts: 139
    Brisbane Qld
    Stock Poster Benno
    21 Sep 2018 07:54 AM
    Quoting Ratbob on 20 Sep 2018 10:39 PM
    Anyone tried the Arlen Ness big brake rotor kit ?
    I put the Arlen Ness kit on my Wide Glide last year, works a treat, get plenty of positive comments from other riders about it, there is a thread with pics in the product review sections, called Ness Big Brake Kit.
  • brash Posts: 589
    Performance Poster brash
    21 Sep 2018 08:39 AM
    Quoting brash on 20 Sep 2018 08:24 AM
    another option is duel tokico's, one finger stoppies after that.
    Quoting Hilly on 20 Sep 2018 07:07 PM
    Is that what's on the sporties? fatslim put I think them on his lowrider s, bolted straight on, ducks guts he said.

    Tokico's are off Japanese Superbikes etc, Speedmerchant make an adapter to bolt the straight onto the fork leg. Can even use stock Master Cylinder.

    I put the rear brake off a ZXR1000 on the back of my chopper and it was unbelievably strong.


  • John.R Posts: 328
    Stage 1 Poster John.R
    21 Sep 2018 10:33 AM
    Quoting brash on 20 Sep 2018 08:24 AM
    another option is duel tokico's, one finger stoppies after that.
    Quoting Hilly on 20 Sep 2018 07:07 PM
    Is that what's on the sporties? fatslim put I think them on his lowrider s, bolted straight on, ducks guts he said.
    Quoting brash on 21 Sep 2018 08:39 AM

    Tokico's are off Japanese Superbikes etc, Speedmerchant make an adapter to bolt the straight onto the fork leg. Can even use stock Master Cylinder.

    I put the rear brake off a ZXR1000 on the back of my chopper and it was unbelievably strong.


    I dont think those setups work for spoked wheels on narrow glide front ends.
  • fatslim Posts: 175
    Stock Poster fatslim
    31 Oct 2018 11:45 PM
    Quoting brash on 20 Sep 2018 08:24 AM
    another option is duel tokico's, one finger stoppies after that.
    Quoting Hilly on 20 Sep 2018 07:07 PM
    Is that what's on the sporties? fatslim put I think them on his lowrider s, bolted straight on, ducks guts he said.
    Nissin, Hilly, Nissin. 
    XR1200. 
    Need to use the 300mm disc that stock on the Slim S and other 2016 bikes. 
    The XR1200 master cylinder improves things even further. 
  • tussuck Posts: 1463
    Melbourne
    Performance Poster tussuck
    01 Nov 2018 02:22 PM
    Quoting Hilly on 20 Sep 2018 07:07 PM
    Is that what's on the sporties? fatslim put I think them on his lowrider s, bolted straight on, ducks guts he said.
    Quoting brash on 21 Sep 2018 08:39 AM

    Tokico's are off Japanese Superbikes etc, Speedmerchant make an adapter to bolt the straight onto the fork leg. Can even use stock Master Cylinder.

    I put the rear brake off a ZXR1000 on the back of my chopper and it was unbelievably strong.


    Quoting John.R on 21 Sep 2018 10:33 AM
    I dont think those setups work for spoked wheels on narrow glide front ends.

    Yeah your right, I have several jappa calipers I bought thinking they would fit with no joy.

    In the end I just bought a set of solid spoke rims and now I can run any caliper I like.

  • John.R Posts: 328
    Stage 1 Poster John.R
    01 Nov 2018 04:56 PM
    Quoting brash on 21 Sep 2018 08:39 AM

    Tokico's are off Japanese Superbikes etc, Speedmerchant make an adapter to bolt the straight onto the fork leg. Can even use stock Master Cylinder.

    I put the rear brake off a ZXR1000 on the back of my chopper and it was unbelievably strong.


    Quoting John.R on 21 Sep 2018 10:33 AM
    I dont think those setups work for spoked wheels on narrow glide front ends.
    Quoting tussuck on 01 Nov 2018 02:22 PM

    Yeah your right, I have several jappa calipers I bought thinking they would fit with no joy.

    In the end I just bought a set of solid spoke rims and now I can run any caliper I like.

    Depends. Stock 9 spoke you're also limited, 108mm radials wont work because theyre too thick and hit the spokes, same deal with lots of jap calipers like the blue spot r1s ive got.

    13 spoke mags have a tiiiiiny bit more clearance letting you run 108mm  radials, albeit very little clearance.
  • Hilly Posts: 2342
    Townsville
    Motor Head Hilly
    01 Nov 2018 06:36 PM
    Quoting brash on 20 Sep 2018 08:24 AM
    another option is duel tokico's, one finger stoppies after that.
    Quoting Hilly on 20 Sep 2018 07:07 PM
    Is that what's on the sporties? fatslim put I think them on his lowrider s, bolted straight on, ducks guts he said.
    Quoting fatslim on 31 Oct 2018 11:45 PM
    Nissin, Hilly, Nissin. 
    XR1200. 
    Need to use the 300mm disc that stock on the Slim S and other 2016 bikes. 
    The XR1200 master cylinder improves things even further. 
    See that's why you should stick around haha
  • Big Steve Posts: 594
    Yarra Ranges
    Performance Poster Big Steve
    02 Nov 2018 10:59 AM
    I'm going slightly different to the norm with mine fatty

    Brembo Monoblocs on Stunner Cycles mounts with Galfer Wave rotors..

    Similar to this:

  • John.R Posts: 328
    Stage 1 Poster John.R
    02 Nov 2018 06:24 PM
    Quoting Big Steve on 02 Nov 2018 10:59 AM
    I'm going slightly different to the norm with mine fatty

    Brembo Monoblocs on Stunner Cycles mounts with Galfer Wave rotors..

    Similar to this:

    What wheels ya running? 
  • Big Steve Posts: 594
    Yarra Ranges
    Performance Poster Big Steve
    03 Nov 2018 09:54 PM
    Quoting Big Steve on 02 Nov 2018 10:59 AM
    I'm going slightly different to the norm with mine fatty

    Brembo Monoblocs on Stunner Cycles mounts with Galfer Wave rotors..

    Similar to this:

    Quoting John.R on 02 Nov 2018 06:24 PM
    What wheels ya running? 
    For now - OEM FatBob.

    Then Switching to 18s front and rear
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