Single rotor on a stock wheel

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crutter

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I am in the process of collecting parts for my 11 street glide build and the wait is killing me. Is it possible to turn the stock front wheel into a single rotor setup? I have the legs and cans sitting in the garage waiting to go on along with my apes. I know that running a 4 piston single caliper I will have to switch to a 9/16 caliper which I have laying around. I also understand that I am going to have bolt holes in my stock hub. The wait on saving wheel money is just getting to me. Any input?
 

Peterod45

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You can, just run a single brake line, and you'll just have half the braking power.

Did you mean 9/16 master cylinder? I think I read somewhere, on the newer touring models you don't need to change the MC when going to single rotor setup. Someone else may chime in on this.
 

crutter

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Yes a 9/16 master cylinder. I have heard what you are saying about the new touring models but have also heard that the lever is rock hard. Maybe Ill just try both. Thanks pete. Any other input?
 

slothy

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unless you are running a 13" 6 piston, stick to the duals... imo would look better then a single on a stock wheel with the other end showing the mounting holes ect.
 

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Keep the stock master, lose the right caliper and order a single brake line. I think Wiley Shiny sells a "hubcap" to smooth out the hub where you took off the rotor. Looks decent. You would have to shave the leg to make it look right.
 

toosons

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I am in the process of collecting parts for my 11 street glide build and the wait is killing me. Is it possible to turn the stock front wheel into a single rotor setup? I have the legs and cans sitting in the garage waiting to go on along with my apes. I know that running a 4 piston single caliper I will have to switch to a 9/16 caliper which I have laying around. I also understand that I am going to have bolt holes in my stock hub. The wait on saving wheel money is just getting to me. Any input?

Yes sir you can do it, I've been riding with that set up about 2 months without any problems.
 

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