Electra Glide in Rust

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Electra Glide in Rust

Unread post by Zunspec » Wed Feb 20, 2013 12:37 am

Well, going from the sublime (Seeley) to the ridiculous (Harley).

I have this 1976 Electra Glide to fettle for a friend. Lump hammers and cold chisels have been assembled.

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Does anyone know how the brake calipers are removed ?

Cheers Zunspec

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Re: Electra Glide in Rust

Unread post by SMIFFY R » Wed Feb 20, 2013 1:58 am

Crickey!..if you're takin' that on to "do up" he must be a good friend!....if all else fails I've got a box of matches! :lol:
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Re: Electra Glide in Rust

Unread post by Zunspec » Wed Feb 20, 2013 9:33 pm

Just wait until you see the "after" photos, smiffy. A bit of Gunk and Solvol Autosolve and she'll be a good'un :D

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Re: Electra Glide in Rust

Unread post by jessplop » Tue Feb 26, 2013 7:34 pm

Show us a piccie of the calipers. If they are like my FXR, then they are held on by 2 Allen screws....

... just show me more piccies anyway :) I likes shovelses...

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Re: Electra Glide in Rust

Unread post by Hooli » Tue Feb 26, 2013 8:35 pm

Allen bolts on Mrs Hooli's Sporty too, so it seems a long running HD tradition.
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Re: Electra Glide in Rust

Unread post by Zunspec » Sat Mar 02, 2013 2:35 pm

Hi all,

Been away in sunny Florida (work, work, work, work :D ) Watched a rocket shoot into the sky yesterday, just a bright light from where I was.

Anyway, brake calipers (Banana type apparently) were held together with 4 Torx bolts. I used a regular socket to undo them as you have to split the caliper to get at the pads. New pads arrived whilst I was away so not much left to do except cleaning and re-assembly. Picked up a bunch of parts I had ordered this morning so enough to keep me busy for the weekend. Like the Triumph I will need to strip the primary case side out to replace the engine sprocket (bugger) but it really does need a new Chain/Sprocket set.

I'll post some photos of progress as it happens.

Cheers Geoff

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Re: Electra Glide in Rust

Unread post by SMIFFY R » Sun Mar 03, 2013 10:24 am

SO!..how's the Gunk an' Solvol workin' then? :lol:
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