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Old 04-06-2012, 01:48 PM   #1
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1200S Suspension on a 95' Dyna....

So because I have to do everything the hard way.....



I've got 1200S suspension (adjustable MOCO stuff) has anyone else attempted this?



Which Caliper would you use?



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Old 04-06-2012, 02:36 PM   #2
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A) there might some compatibility issues with the axle/wheel- Sportster triple clamps are much narrower than Dynas, and the brake rotor/caliper relationship is critical.

B) Use the older Hayes calipers, whose mounts match the forks.....
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Old 04-06-2012, 03:16 PM   #3
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A) there might some compatibility issues with the axle/wheel- Sportster triple clamps are much narrower than Dynas, and the brake rotor/caliper relationship is critical.

B) Use the older Hayes calipers, whose mounts match the forks.....
Thanks for the input!

Guess I should have mentioned, my bike is a Super Glide which has the Narrow Glide front end. This should be a direct fit. I'm uncertain of the difference in weight though. Both calipers are 2 pots and mount the same. The only difference is where the line goes in.......
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Old 04-07-2012, 04:16 PM   #4
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Update

So I mounted the rear shocks. Apparently the Dyna is quite a bit heavier in the rear as it was slammed with them on the hardest settings....

Comparison-



On the bike-



So guess I need to send them off!
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Old 05-20-2012, 05:34 AM   #5
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And wer're done!



I'll figure out the rear when time allows. It handles great!
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Old 05-21-2012, 12:05 AM   #6
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A) there might some compatibility issues with the axle/wheel- Sportster triple clamps are much narrower than Dynas, and the brake rotor/caliper relationship is critical.

B) Use the older Hayes calipers, whose mounts match the forks.....
Negative.

A narrow glide is a narrrow glide is a narrow glide.

Spring rates might be a little low--going to a Dyna suspension on a Sportster is a pretty typical upgrade for us larger guys.

If the bike bottoms out a lot, OP may want to consider FXDX suspension instead, or Race Tech.
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So I mounted the rear shocks. Apparently the Dyna is quite a bit heavier in the rear as it was slammed with them on the hardest settings....

It isn't just the weight that is compressing the shocks (though it is a factor) , it is the leverage that the different mounting position is applying to them.


Cool setup by the way.
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Old 05-21-2012, 05:08 AM   #8
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Negative.

A narrow glide is a narrrow glide is a narrow glide.

Spring rates might be a little low--going to a Dyna suspension on a Sportster is a pretty typical upgrade for us larger guys.

If the bike bottoms out a lot, OP may want to consider FXDX suspension instead, or Race Tech.
BAM!

Dyna's are about 150lbs more than that Sporty.
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Old 05-21-2012, 10:28 AM   #9
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Hannibal--FXDX shocks are pretty nice too. You should be able to find some on eBay because some )(*&()% took them off to put on 10" 412's.
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Old 07-17-2012, 07:27 PM   #10
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sorry I didn't see this earlier. you can just get springs for the rear shocks. It is a leverage issue the sport mounts back at the axle. Same for the front some heavier springs and you should be good to go.

the blacked out forks look good

here is how the rear shocks mounted

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Old 07-17-2012, 09:08 PM   #11
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thread title vs. body. So disappointing. Was expecting diabolical carnage! (BMW 1200s)
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