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Front Brakes installation... - March 19, 2013, 08:58 AM

So i just got this HD Sportster 1200 Custom bobber and it has no front brakes. To be safe, I'm thinking about getting the front brakes install. Does anyone knows of a trustworthy shop to bring it to and how much should these kinda of installation cost?

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March 19, 2013, 09:08 AM

Does it still have the mounting points on the front forks for the calipers, and on the wheel for the rotor? If so, it's easy.

If not, you may need a set of forks and a new front wheel.


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March 19, 2013, 09:10 AM

wait, harley's dont have front brakes?


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wait, harley's dont have front brakes?
Yeah they do, unless some dipshit does something "custom" and removes em.


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March 19, 2013, 09:15 AM

Fitz....The forks has pre-drilled holds on both sides, i'm assuming those are for the calipers etc. As for the wheels, currently it doesn't any rotor, just a clean spokes wheel. How much do you think all the brakes component will set me back?

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Does it still have the mounting points on the front forks for the calipers, and on the wheel for the rotor? If so, it's easy.

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Yeah they do, unless some dipshit does something "custom" and removes em.
that sounds dangerous and stupid..


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March 19, 2013, 09:20 AM

It is a clean look without the front brakes but that look its for show not to ride. This is the reason why i think it is best and safe to get my front brakes install.

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March 19, 2013, 09:34 AM

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Fitz....The forks has pre-drilled holds on both sides, i'm assuming those are for the calipers etc. As for the wheels, currently it doesn't any rotor, just a clean spokes wheel. How much do you think all the brakes component will set me back?
Probably several hundred dollars for the calipers, another couple hundred for the front brake master cylinder, then some lines.

You'll also need a front wheel with rotors


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March 19, 2013, 09:58 AM

can you take a picture for the said front fork? I am not sure how much calipers/lines/pads cose to Harleys but yeah I think Fitz is right about a few hundred for the set up...you can actually just get the parts and install them your self. just make sure you bleed the line well and ensure no "sponge" feeling when you grab the brakes.


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March 19, 2013, 10:44 AM

new wheel and rotor, lines, assembly and brake lever master...I'm gonna say 500 to 600 bucks. More if you actually go with Harley stuff. also hopping that those wholes on the forks are for the brake assembly and not just for the fender


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March 19, 2013, 11:42 AM

I mean you don't need front brakes. You'll just need to become really good at drifting the bike around things...


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