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Old 10-23-2012, 01:25 PM   #31
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I agree about Chrome. That wheel shows rust. Something is odd here.

Harley has their 2012 bikes still up on their website. There's no paint scheme (white with blue stripe) for 2012 heritage softails.



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Not sure why it is not on the website. ?
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Old 10-23-2012, 01:28 PM   #32
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I'd be looking for a new place to get my HD serviced
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Old 10-23-2012, 01:30 PM   #33
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Hey all. this is the sister. thanks for all your suggestions and sympathy.
today's update...took the bike to a different HD dealer (not the one i had previously taken it to and purchased it from) so, they are ordering a new master cylander. replacing the voltage regulator (formal recall) and said that they would remove the front wheel and start over with trueing...stay tuned.
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Old 10-23-2012, 02:04 PM   #34
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One word for the fat cats at corporate HD I have had a pile of them and will keep my 00 but VICTORY is coming fast!!!!!
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Old 10-23-2012, 05:40 PM   #35
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Man the lack of mechanical understanding around here is stunning. Loose spokes will not affect the brake rotor unless it is a perimeter brake. Never saw one of those attached to a laced wheel either. The rotor is attached to the hub which is fixed in place by the clamping force of a tightened axle against the forks making it a rigid assembly. Sheesh..............
You know, the brake issue is probably cause by the rotor being off center from the loose spokes.
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Old 10-23-2012, 05:49 PM   #36
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You know, the brake issue is probably cause by the rotor being off center from the loose spokes.
The rotor is fixed to the hub and would be completely un-affected even if the spokes were completely gone.
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Old 10-23-2012, 06:10 PM   #37
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I agree about Chrome. That wheel shows rust. Something is odd here.

Harley has their 2012 bikes still up on their website. There's no paint scheme (white with blue stripe) for 2012 heritage softails.



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The chrome looked fine to me... a bit of road grime, the bike gets ridden, garaged, but ridden. I think it's just dark reflections appearing as rust pits. My photo skills are probably to blame.
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Old 10-23-2012, 06:15 PM   #38
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Hey all. this is the sister. thanks for all your suggestions and sympathy.
today's update...took the bike to a different HD dealer (not the one i had previously taken it to and purchased it from) so, they are ordering a new master cylander. replacing the voltage regulator (formal recall) and said that they would remove the front wheel and start over with trueing...stay tuned.

+1! They got the initial nomenclature correct... things may be looking up here!
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Old 10-23-2012, 08:25 PM   #39
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You know, the brake issue is probably cause by the rotor being off center from the loose spokes.

Might be.
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Old 10-23-2012, 09:06 PM   #40
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Man the lack of mechanical understanding around here is stunning. Loose spokes will not affect the brake rotor unless it is a perimeter brake. Never saw one of those attached to a laced wheel either. The rotor is attached to the hub which is fixed in place by the clamping force of a tightened axle against the forks making it a rigid assembly. Sheesh..............
If the front end is oscillating it sure as shit will.

Remember wheel imbalances transfer through the front end, which makes the forks wobble, which most certainly can open the calipers.
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Old 10-23-2012, 09:09 PM   #41
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You know, the brake issue is probably cause by the rotor being off center from the loose spokes.
seen that before. doesn't take much sometimes....should come back with a few pulls though.
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Old 10-23-2012, 10:05 PM   #42
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An 800 lb. cruiser with inner tubes is fine for being 30 minutes from home, but if your time is worth anything at all, a flat can really monkey up the works.
Whats wrong with inner tubes?

Less than ideal conditions, so it took me 20 minutes to fix, "No problem" (in a Russian accent)

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Old 10-24-2012, 07:03 AM   #43
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The replacing of the master cyl has me baffled If there was no problem with the brakes prior to the spoke incident .
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Old 10-24-2012, 08:35 AM   #44
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One word for the fat cats at corporate HD I have had a pile of them and will keep my 00 but VICTORY is coming fast!!!!!
I cant imagine HD is too worried about VICTORY. I have no idea what their (VICTORY) sales numbers are. Just going by what I see in my area (Dallas / Fort Worth area), I honestly cant remember the last time I've seen a VICTORY on the road. I've seen some at the shops, but never on the road. I'm not saying they're not good bikes. I just seriously doubt that HD is overly concerned about them taking over their market share.
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Old 10-24-2012, 08:40 AM   #45
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The replacing of the master cyl has me baffled If there was no problem with the brakes prior to the spoke incident .


The spokes were super loose. Probably caused the rotor to move over so much that the caliper opened to the point where the seals in the master cylinder caught on fire which melted the brake lever. Happens all the time.....
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