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post #1 of 17 Old 09-19-2015, 05:56 PM Thread Starter
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While at work today I looked up part numbers on the 16 vs 15 wheels and a list of all the brake components for the 16 , well the wheels are identical so yes you can convert a 15 to a 16 model year brake setup , now the bad news it will cost about $1000.00 in parts.
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Thanks for the info mate..!

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Than a thousand as a sheep.
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That's nuts considering there is no price increase on the bikes. Thanks for looking it up!

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So here is an interesting question.

Why did they make said changes to the brake setup?
If it was warranted, could it be considered an improvement in safety?

Just a thought.....can I justify the spend myself?....will I get better brakes as a result?

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In India they have increased the price by 320 $.........

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In the US theca went up about 50 bucks
The dealer wanted me to buy the 2015
I told him about the 2016 upgrades and he agreed for 50 bucks it would be best to go with the 2016
Its on order
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So here is an interesting question.

Why did they make said changes to the brake setup?
If it was warranted, could it be considered an improvement in safety?

Just a thought.....can I justify the spend myself?....will I get better brakes as a result?

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The new brakes are safer
If your saying why dont they upgrade the 2015s that will never happen unless they are forced to
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While at work today I looked up part numbers on the 16 vs 15 wheels and a list of all the brake components for the 16 , well the wheels are identical so yes you can convert a 15 to a 16 model year brake setup , now the bad news it will cost about $1000.00 in parts.
Do you have the part list for this conversion available to share? Also, what's all involved in the 15 to 16 conversion from the standpoint of what work would be required to make this happen?
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My dealer who rode the Museum ride said something to me about doing a conversion. No price was ever discussed. I have no issues with the brakes on my 15 Street 750. I've already put enough money into my bike for accessories and the riding season here is going to end in the next month unless we have a really long Indian summer in Wisconsin. One can only hope...lol
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Ok heres the best wsy to describe the differences in brake systems, the 15 brakes like a softtail -both brakes are spongier in feel, the 16 feels like a sportster tight and sensitive it takes maybe an inch of pedal on the 16 whereas the 15 tskes 4"? Or lots more, there are about 17 parts on the list, remember if I priced out a 15 it would be close to a grand as well, replacement parts are expensive, the brake calipers are the priciest at $190 and $209 each, im on a phone and it would be a pain to type in the list plus I didnt check differences between front master cylinders, I will try to get on a computer next week and type up a list, plus I need to double check it., my 15 stops good do im not too worried about changing them out, however if the disc or caliper dies on me I would be tempted to do a swap, the new brskes definitely give a better sport bike performance to the street whereas the old ones are more big cruiser bike in feel. (Wonder if that was intentional? , easier to switch to a bigger bike if brakes feel similar?)
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