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Old 09-18-2018, 03:45 AM
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Springer Front End Blocking on Brakes

Hey. Was looking with the Forum Search for it, but unfortunately did not find anything. I'm sure there is someting in here, but as said, did not found it or may used the search function the wrong way.

Any way. We were recently talking with the Harley mechanic here in town and he told some story about a custom bike recently built by a so called "customizer" that had a springer front end which completely blocket from suspension when pushing front brakes.
So to be honest, I understand what is meant with that. But can anyone explain me what you have to look for when building a springer front end and the position of the brakes on the front wheel to avoid that?
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Put the brake caliber on the same stanchion that the wheel is mounted to?
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Old 09-19-2018, 02:50 PM
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Calipers on the rockers

I,m. It sure I understood this post. But I built rockers with solidly attached brakes brackets. There was a thread somewhere where a fella was planning to do that, had drawn design pictures.
Me and my friend simply tried it for a repop springer. Using brembo calipers .Dual setup



It works , but it lifts the front up on the suspension: the harder brake- the harder the lift.
It took some getting used to. Going on the bumps, I must watch not to brake in the midst of them locking up the suspension.

Otherwise it works fine. It,s actually fun. Most bikes nose dive with hard brake, mine does opposite...
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Every pic of a springer with disc brake that I've seen involved a bracket that rides on the axel and a stay that anchors the assembly to the static arm of the springer.
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