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Old 10-19-2011, 12:08 PM   #1
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Where to get brakes done?

Hey guys, I have a Harley sportster 1200xl.

I want to get the brake pads replaced. I was thinking of doing it myself. I've done brakes on my car and trucks, but never on the bike. Is it much different?

If i decide to take it somewhere, where would you recommend?
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Old 10-19-2011, 12:16 PM   #2
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Hey guys, I have a Harley sportster 1200xl.

I want to get the brake pads replaced. I was thinking of doing it myself. I've done brakes on my car and trucks, but never on the bike. Is it much different?

If i decide to take it somewhere, where would you recommend?
http://www.hdforums.com/forum/sports...nce-guide.html

Never changed them on a sportster, but its mind numbingly easy on the touring models.
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Old 10-19-2011, 12:19 PM   #3
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Old 10-19-2011, 01:24 PM   #4
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i've used them before, but they are kind of far away from me. I think i'll just take a stab at it myself. Look up a youtube guide or something.
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Old 10-19-2011, 02:20 PM   #6
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The Sportster isn't bad, just make sure to get the anti rattle clips and retaining pins in correctly.
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What part of town are you in? If around Sugar Land area I'd be happy to help, I did them on my '04. It's really pretty simple, but can't remember if swapping the pads required any of the stupid torx (6-pt star shaped tools) bits.
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knowing a bunch of union boys up at HD put that bike together tells me it cant be too hard to change the brakes.

I think I need to do the same on my sporty pretty soon. If you get caught up in a bind one of us could run by to help at some point. and not just saying that, I know I'll come on down if need be
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