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Brake upgrade?

Let's face it, the brakes on the HD arent the greatest and IMO is the most important upgrade for street duty.

Im looking at least upgrade the front lines to braided stainless and new pads would probably be a good idea.

Anyone have any experience doing this on a Harley? Anyone upgrade the whole system? (caliper too) Mine is an 05 Road King Custom (FLHRSI) which has the extend beach bars so I will need a few more inches.

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lines and pads! new calipers gets into spendy-land.

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THe stainless lines are a huge upgrade to start with. My buddy scotti, has a 99 softail, with stainless lines. the feel is night and day from his bike to mine. do that first before dumping a bunch of money on shiney calipers. in fact find a good price and I'll go in on them with you and save on shipping.




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Has anyone changed out lines on a HD? I assume its similiar to sportbikes right?
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Has anyone changed out lines on a HD? I assume its similiar to sportbikes right?
No different. swap out lines, mighty vac in new fluid. Oh and you may as well buy the Chrome master cylinder and throw it on while you have it apart.




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Has anyone changed out lines on a HD? I assume its similiar to sportbikes right?
if its not a linked brake system or ABS it should be super simple, just like a sportbike.

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if its not a linked brake system or ABS it should be super simple, just like a sportbike.
The only harleys with ABS are the police bikes. and they dont do linked. its just like a sportbike.




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Save ya money and just do the lines ONLY!


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Doesn't Brembo have an HD kit? Thought I read that somewhere. You should get that.

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Save ya money and just do the lines ONLY!
pads too! pads make a big difference for a minimal cost.

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Yea pads IF alot of miles otherwise I wouldn't bother. I did just my lines and my bike was heavier then his and night/day difference. If ya change out pads might wanna go floating rotors also


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i would do a search for break kits john, like kuryakyn for starters



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Kruz, as long as your spending money do some work to the bike.

Order
Progressive shocks for the rear
Progressve front springs
stainless brake lines
and ebc pads

Increase the handling and braking, it will be a completely different bike. the whole job will probably cost you about 650 to 700


Udog, Brembo does make a system, it runs about 1800 bucks. waaaay spendy.




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SS lines are the shiznit. Do it. You may find you won't even need to upgrade pads.

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SS lines are the shiznit. Do it. You may find you won't even need to upgrade pads.
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If you have someone to machine a piece of steel to mate new calipers to your forks I have a set of 1992 GSX-R 750 calipers and new EBC HH pads. You can have them for $100.00. I was going to put them on my Katana race bike but I've found better brake pads and decided not to mount them on the bike.

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