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Well damn, that makes complete sense. Thanks for that.

Since I have already recut the cam for the flipped position I might flip it back to stock position for the time being and keep my eye out for a steel plate. I do prefer the look of the down position to be honest but can't be taking any risks with the brake locking up at speed.

I'll update this thread when the new anchor hardware arrives. Fingers crossed. Thanks for the help.
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Well i'm back with an update and another question. I ordered the earlier style pivot kit it seems like my frame requires. But I completely spaced on the fact that both the backing plates I have on hand are for the later style pivot, they have the large hole for the brake shoe pivot whereas the backing plates for the earlier style pivot have a smaller hole.

From looking at the 2 styles of pivot I wondered if I could get away with the following, interested to see if anyone can see any issues with this approach. Basically, I am using the later style internally threaded pivot, also using the later style top hat spacer with the flats inside the recess in the frame, then I am just using a socket cap head bolt with lock-washer to tighten it all down. It's effectively doing the same thing as the earlier style, the socket cap allows me to tighten everything down in place without clearance issues and it means that it's not bolted hard down to the frame causing the plate to sit unevenly. On the stand it seems to sit nicely with this approach.

Any issues you guys can foresee running it like this?

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It sounds like it should work ok as you described it.

While looking for something else I found a Sportsterpedia write up by Dr. Dick that may interest you as well…

http://sportsterpedia.com/doku.php/t...k:ih:wheels02a
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