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2000 Sportster Nightmare!!

 
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Old 05-13-2019, 10:44 AM
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Default 2000 Sportster Nightmare!!

Iíll spare everyone the previous details about this bike. Here is what Iím dealing with now.
i got rid of the old rear wheel setup that was on it and bought a 2000 wheel with 11.5Ē disk. Well it wonít fit. I canít get the axle to line up because the rotor is hitting the caliper and wonít let it come forward enough. The old wheel slides right in with the 10Ē disk.
How can a 10Ē disk fit in a 2000 swing arm and caliper.
or is something else going on I canít figure out. Which has been most of this bike.
thanks for your help....
 
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Old 05-13-2019, 02:20 PM
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The bike with the larger rotor may use a different caliper mounting bracket to mount further forward
 
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Old 05-13-2019, 02:26 PM
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Can you not mount your old disk to the new wheel?
 
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No, it is from the 80ís I think.
i canít figure it out.....
 
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There's not much to figure out, from the center of the axle to the outside of the disk used to be 5" and the one you're trying to put on is 5&3/4", obviously you're going to have to move the caliper 3/4" further away from the axle.
Before you spend a lot of time fabricating or buying a new caliper bracket take the caliper off and try to fit the wheel to see if there are any other fitment problems, if it installs and rotates properly and the belt pulley lines up exactly then start working on a new caliper bracket.
 
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Oh, right. You're the guy with Frankenbike!!

If your '80s wheel and disk are fitting in a '00 bike, and an '00 wheel and disk aren't, are you sure it's an '00 frame?
 
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Iíve confirmed the frame serial number is for a 2000 model. Believe me I am not a Harley mechanic. Iím just trying now to figure out if the guy changed the swing arm or the caliper bracket or what.
This is not much fun anymore.... but am still trying to get past some of these rough spots , which seems to be a lot.
 
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Keep at it. You will be a H-D mechanic when you're finally done, and what a sense of accomplishment you will have.
You'll also a lot poorer, and an addict, but you gotta take the bad with the good.

Got a factory service manual for the '00? And a parts manual?
 
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Originally Posted by Saig55 View Post
Iíve confirmed the frame serial number is for a 2000 model. Believe me I am not a Harley mechanic. Iím just trying now to figure out if the guy changed the swing arm or the caliper bracket or what.
This is not much fun anymore.... but am still trying to get past some of these rough spots , which seems to be a lot.
Less typing and post some pictures so we can see what is going on.
 
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He may have put the old style caliper. Mine is an 82 here is the rear brake picture. Hope it helps. I know it is a crappy photo. I will try and take one tonight that can give you a better look at it and see if it helps you figure it out.

 
 


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