1200S Suspension on a 95' Dyna....

Discussion in 'Road Warriors' started by HannibalSmith, Apr 6, 2012.

  1. HannibalSmith

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

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

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    Which Caliper would you use?

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    Special thanks goes out to John Wesley! You are the man!

    (Mods please move this if it's not in the right spot, many thanks.)
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  2. Motomedic

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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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  3. HannibalSmith

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    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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  4. HannibalSmith

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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....

    Comparison-

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    On the bike-

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    So guess I need to send them off!
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  5. HannibalSmith

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    I'll figure out the rear when time allows. It handles great!
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  6. AZbiker

    AZbiker Crunkin' with crackers

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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.
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  7. Ginger Beard

    Ginger Beard I have no soul

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    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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  8. Mattbastard

    Mattbastard Lazy ass

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    BAM!

    Dyna's are about 150lbs more than that Sporty.
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  9. AZbiker

    AZbiker Crunkin' with crackers

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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. :lol3
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  10. johnwesley

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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 :deal

    here is how the rear shocks mounted

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  11. malott442

    malott442 Loud, yet refreshing

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    thread title vs. body. So disappointing. Was expecting diabolical carnage! (BMW 1200s)
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