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The sportsterpedia let me down for the first time ever today. I hit the link to brakes and all it has is a little Blurb on needing post 2000 lowers to do a brembo.

I went specifically to find out what was needed to change the front pads, turns out its a 10mm 12 point socket.

The resource has been a huge for me as I've been re wiring my bike lately. It's. One thing to use a diagram but the 'pedia gives me further info on things like the speed output wire. I had no idea these bikes has speed based self cancelling signal lights.

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The sportsterpedia let me down for the first time ever today.
That's a pretty good track record...

There's still a lot of information to collect, organize & validate and then present --- Hippysmack and I have volunteered our efforts (along with contributions from a few others) in response to Bert's initial presentation of the SP as a resource but there's only so much time & energy we can apply...

The old saying 'many hands make light work' is also true in reverse -> 'few hands make the work load heavy'...

Eventually, we'll get all the categories populated with the most often needed data on the stock systems, but it will take quite awhile to make a significant dent in properly presenting all the variations & modifications that Sportster owners are known for...

We are always ready to have someone step up and take on any section that needs populated - We'll help you get started...

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I went specifically to find out what was needed to change the front pads, turns out its a 10mm 12 point socket.
For what specific years is the 10mm/12pt the right wrench? All years? Only Evos? Frame-mount? Rubber-mount? EFI models? Does it include Ironheads?

Needed: Research the XLForum threads - double-check manuals - Check internet sources - Collect all that data & sort the answers between conjecture & truth - Organize the truth in a usable format - Create the SP page(s)...

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That’s what this thread is all about (communication) and we do thank you for the comments. There is no counter for the number of visitors to the Sportsterpedia subjects readily available to us to let us know if we are moving in the right direction in subject matter. So, we must depend on gut and communication from the forum members when researching and including material. Thanks for the heads up and we will put brakes in the rotation when time permits. In the meantime, if you or anyone else has any pics or info on the subject or can post some good forum threads on the subject, that would also be helpful.
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Okay so I can only say this applies to my 2001 883c.

The brake section I checked was under evo

The caliper bolts are a 12 point 10mm

The brake pad pins are a 12 point 1/4, now I assume they are actually the metric equivalent of 1/4 but the 1/4 is what I used and it fit just fine.

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Come ooooooooon, throw me a bone with some meat on it.

I can go ahead and post your dims but it would make better sense to the next reader of the wiki if there were a picture or few under it. That's kinda what makes the Sportsterpedia valuable is the extra mile. When time permits, I will go back and expand it to include year models affected and more.

If you can't post pics, PM me and you can send them by email. If you don't have pics, that's OK too. I will add what you have.

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Oh yes, when I get back to the bike I will get pics of each. As well as a picture of what happens to a 12 point bolt when you try to use a 6 point socket on it! Bikes PO did a number! I'm at work until midnight but will have it all sorted tomorrow for you guys.

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Great.
I added the wrench sizes you mentioned and I will add the pics when you can get to it.

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The tie downs are bent 3/8" bar stock and the mount is 1" square stock.

That being said, it will be too tall for a lowered bike.
With the Hugger suspension (2" lower) I couldn't get the un-modded lift under it without rolling a wheel up on some boards.
I've added your specs and links of the 'how to' pages to your pics. http://sportsterpedia.com/doku.php/t...ools_-_sub-03j bottom of the page.

Which was too tall, the stock lift?
What is the height of the lowered lift now?
Did you use the measurements from the mod page or did you have to fudge them a little?

I have seen the Craftsman mod page before, went all over the net looking for Crazy Steve and undoubtedly he has vanished. I wanted his permission to publish that page in the Sportsterpedia.... so if anybody knows him, I'd like to speak to him.
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Ok here we go.

The bolts that mount the caliper to the fork leg are 10mm 12 point

The 2 larger bolts hold the caliper together and are 10mm 12 point, there is no reason to remove those unless you are rebuilding the caliper.

The 2 small bolts are 1/4" 12 point. Those are pad slide pins. They need to be removed in order to change the pads.

Now looking at my mounting bolts you can clearly see what happens when you try to use a 6 point socket to remove a 12 point bolt. Followed by what appears to be vice grip marks haha

I would do a write up but I had to pull the front wheel to change the pads and wouldn't do it that way on a proper bike.

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Which was too tall, the stock lift?
What is the height of the lowered lift now?
Did you use the measurements from the mod page or did you have to fudge them a little?

I have seen the Craftsman mod page before, went all over the net looking for Crazy Steve and undoubtedly he has vanished. I wanted his permission to publish that page in the Sportsterpedia.... so if anybody knows him, I'd like to speak to him.
The stock lift was too tall for a stock Hugger. Mine anyway.

The lift is 5.5" to the top of the 1" square stock. Then add whatever the bent up ears are. I bent mine to around 45 deg.

ETA: I should have taken pics when I rebuilt my front caliper.

ETA2: From the description -- Tie downs: bent 3/8“ bar stock, cut to length, 'massaged' with a hammer in a vise to fit the sides of the mount and welded. (remove this part - "to the 1” square mount")
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