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Old 12-14-2009, 12:11 PM   #1
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New Brakes for the Dyna

Well after 10 years of focusing solely on making it handle a little better and go faster, I decided it was time to help it stop better as well...

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They should be here tomorrow, can't wait to feel the improvement..

I'll post some pics after I finish the install...
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Old 12-14-2009, 12:23 PM   #2
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Wow that is some amazing craftsmanship to boot!
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Old 12-14-2009, 12:28 PM   #3
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Wow that is some amazing craftsmanship to boot!
Well it is a Harley, so looks played a little part as well...

But seriously, I have been dealing with the single piston 1993 vintage HD brakes for all this time for which a death grip is required to slow the beast, I am expecting marked improvement in stopping performance...
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Old 12-14-2009, 12:47 PM   #4
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I rode my boss's harley around the block and holy those brakes sucked!
Now I see why Harley riders have such big fore arms. haha.

Hopefully those PM's you got don't squeel as bad as the ones I had on my old 919.
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Braided lines also? Since you're there?
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Old 12-14-2009, 02:01 PM   #6
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I already have those...
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Old 12-14-2009, 02:29 PM   #7
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Old 12-14-2009, 03:30 PM   #8
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I rode my boss's harley around the block and holy those brakes sucked!
Now I see why Harley riders have such big fore arms. haha.

Hopefully those PM's you got don't squeel as bad as the ones I had on my old 919.
Yeah Don't expect too much squealing, hopefully the floating rotors will help eliminate most of that..
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Old 12-15-2009, 04:16 PM   #9
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I have the 4 piston dual front set up and rear on my 1996 FXDL.
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I highly recommend the Race Tech valves and a fork brace if you really want to make her handle better. It looks like you already have the fork brace.
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Old 12-16-2009, 12:59 AM   #10
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Have you guys ever seen the Flyrite sproket brake in person? I'd kind of like to rig something like that up on mine.
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Old 12-16-2009, 01:30 AM   #11
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I need to invest in brakes for my 76 before I put her back on the road next summer. I have to mash front and rear to get the beast to slow down actually stopping it is another story. The dual single piston fronts and single piston rear are a joke.
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Old 12-16-2009, 10:27 AM   #12
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So I have completed the front install. It wasn't too much of a chore you just have make sure the rotor is centered in the caliper using the shims provided with the caliper.. I will finish the rear after the folks at Motorcycles Unlimited mount a new rear tire...here are some pics..sorry for the poor quality they are from my cell...

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Old 12-16-2009, 10:34 AM   #13
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I have the 4 piston dual front set up and rear on my 1996 FXDL.
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I highly recommend the Race Tech valves and a fork brace if you really want to make her handle better. It looks like you already have the fork brace.
I have a billet alum forkbrace, the progressive rebuild kit in the front forks, and fox rear shocks. All of which made a big difference...

Now if I can get that fugger to stop I'll be in good shape for a while...
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Old 12-16-2009, 11:31 AM   #14
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great lookin wide glide.
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Old 12-16-2009, 11:43 AM   #15
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Thanks man.

I have had her for a little over 10 years now..She doesn't look too bad for a 93 model...
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Old 12-16-2009, 02:57 PM   #16
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Big thanks to the peeps at Motorcycles Unlimited for mounting the new rear tire while I waited today! You really just can't get service like that anywhere else...

So that means I can finish the install this evening ahead of schedule...And then perhaps a little celebration???
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Old 12-17-2009, 10:03 AM   #17
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And here is the finished rear install..Again the camera in my phone sux....

Can't wait to get out this weekend and give'er a test ride with the new binders...

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That is a great looking bike, I would never know its a 93. I rode my neighbors 2003 lowrider and compared to my V-ROD the brakes reminded me of my 1st truck that did not have power brakes. Both feet on the pedal pushing as hard as you could and praying real hard.
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Old 12-25-2009, 02:09 PM   #19
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Although my 99 FXDX still has the single piston calipers, it does have the dual rotors in the front and I've never really had any complaints. Not quite sure why HD doesn't use dual rotors for all there bikes, but whatever. My GF's '07 Heritage Softail only has a single rotor up front and yet it weighs almost 200 lbs. more than my Super Glide Sport

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Old 12-28-2009, 11:56 AM   #20
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Thanks for the compliments...

Now on to the performance report.

I can report that I now have more stopping power than traction on the front, it will lock the front...

I was cruising up Honea-Egypt road on my way to the forest on my test ride when a car, trying to turn left, stopped short in front of me, instinctively, I reached up and grabbed a big handfull of brake lever as I used to, but the reaction was quite different than before... I immediately heard a high pitched squeal, which I quickly recognized was not coming from the rear tire.... Fortunately, I released a little pressure just as quickly and no drama ensued... Rather than being scared by it, I was actually pretty impressed by the improved stopping power... The rear is much more responsive as well. It makes the bike so much more fun to ride knowing that you can stop when you want to...LOL

In a nutshell it was $$$ well spent and a fun little project to boot..

Oh, and the fact that they happen to look a of a lot better than the old binders doesn't hurt either..
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