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Old 03-25-2009, 04:40 AM   #1
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Anybody using one of these frames? They are set up to use standard softail rear brake calipers but when I put one in with an old harley hub it doesn't centre. There isn't enough space on the left side of the frame to make it the same width as the caliper bracket on the right.


I am using the standard wheel spacer and the caliper bracket on this side


and I have just filled in the available space on this side.


Anyone else fixed this already?
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Old 03-25-2009, 04:41 AM   #2
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It's 1 1/16 inch on one side and 3/4 inch on the other.
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Old 03-25-2009, 04:22 PM   #3
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I built my Evo on the same frame, but I used a 2000-up style rear caliper and didn't have any spacing problems. BTW, what part of NZ are you in? I was just in Christchurch in February visiting family.
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Old 03-25-2009, 04:48 PM   #4
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Thanks for that. I'll measure up the caliper on my twincam and see what the difference is.
I'm up in Auckland. I spent about a year working in Christchurch. Nice place.
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Old 03-25-2009, 06:52 PM   #5
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you could machine some width off of the stock caliper bracket you have. probably cheaper then buying a late model set up. the HD bracket is a lot wider then most aftermarket ones, so it should not be a problem as far as safety.
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Old 03-25-2009, 08:31 PM   #6
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Yeah. I pretty much expected that I would have to machine it down. I only seem to have evo brackets laying round the shop. I need to make a bracket up for a Flyrite so I might just bit the bullet and make 2.
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Old 03-29-2009, 08:35 PM   #7
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Started to measure things up last night and found out that the old hub I was using was wider than the late model ones. Who knew!
I had a spare rear wheel from a Sportster project lying around so I tried that and it worked with the standard spacers. Now all I have to do is swap the new chrome rim with the powder coated one from the old wheel and we're back in business.
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Old 06-17-2013, 03:12 AM   #8
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Interesting. I'm building on a kraftech frame for a shovelhead.
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Old 06-17-2013, 04:52 AM   #9
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Jesus irish what are you doing lol
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Old 06-17-2013, 05:19 AM   #10
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I used a Kraft Tech 160001 frame for my EVO and used the stock Softail brake bracket with a set of 2000 wheels.
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