When our buddy Johnny bucked up and got a new set of Hawg Halters Cobra wheels on his bike it tapped him out. Though he pulled the trigger on the wheels, he didn't have enough dough to buy the brakes, yet he bought a single-sided rotor wheel regardless. He thought that just running one of the dual H-D brakes the bike came with up front would provide enough power. It only took one ride with the OE 11.5-inch rotor and four-piston caliper to realize what he did was a big mistake. Johnny let the bike lay dormant until he finally had the money to do the job right. He contacted Hawg Halters and ordered a Cobra 13-inch stainless steel floating rotor and a mega-powerful differential bored billet aluminum six-piston caliper. Johnny also figured that while he was upgrading the frontend, he should black it out, so he scored another set of lower legs and bells on eBay. Once the parts arrived in the mail, Johnny had the right-side brake mount machined off for that custom look. He then took both the lower legs and bells over to Orange County Plating for some gloss black powdercoat. While the bike was at Rock-N-Roll Custom Paintworks awaiting some bodywork repair, the crew was nice enough to grab a few wrenches and do some parts swapping so Johnny could ride in a safe matter while further sweetening the looks of the bike. (1.)The big draw of having a single-sided brake is it provides an unobstructed view of the custom wheel that you spent a good chunk of money on. (1.)The big draw of having a single-sided brake is it provides an unobstructed view of the (2.)We pulled the original H-D caliper off of the frontend so the wheel could come off. (3.)The axle was then removed and checked for any wear or damage. (4.)The wheel was removed and the stock 11.5-inch rotor was taken off. (5.)We began to disassemble the frontend by draining the fluid and pulling off the lowers. (6.)The lower leg was removed and the bushings were inspected. (7.)The newly powdercoated bells were a nice upgrade from the stock chrome ones. (8.)The newly powdercoated bells were a nice upgrade from the stock chrome ones. (9.)The lowers were then reinstalled after all new bushings were pressed in. (10.)A new circlip was also installed to hold the bushings and seals in place. (11.)As you can see the new black legs really class up the frontend versus the old silver side. (11.)As you can see the new black legs really class up the frontend versus the old silver (12.)The right lower and bell were then installed. (13.)The old 11.5-inch rotor on the left side has seen better days, while the new 13-inch stainless steel floating rotor will offer much more stopping power. (13.)The old 11.5-inch rotor on the left side has seen better days, while the new 13-inch (14.)Using all new hardware, the 13-inch rotor was installed onto the 21-inch HHI Cobra wheel. (14.)Using all new hardware, the 13-inch rotor was installed onto the 21-inch HHI Cobra wh (15.)The wheel was slid into the newly modified frontend and checked for clearances. (16.)The new six-piston caliper was attached to the fork and adjusted to properly clear the rotor. (17.)Here is the bike with all the Hawg Halters goodness. The bike can be ridden safely and look good while doing so. Parts Six-Piston Caliper PN LHSAB6013 $459 Cobra 13-inch Rotor PN COB-AE13 $379 Hawg Halters (877) 442-5837 hawghalters.com Orange County Plating (714) 532-4610 ocplating.com Rock-N-Roll Custom Paintworks (714) 744-0631 rr-custompaintworks.com SOURCES Hawg Halters 389 Lumpkin County Parkway Dahlonega GA 30533 877-442-5837 www.hawghalters.com By Jeff G. Holt Enjoyed this Post? Subscribe to our RSS Feed, or use your favorite social media to recommend us to friends and colleagues!