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What other front brake caliper can I use on my 74 sporty, cause I have broke a easy out off trying to get the bleeder valve out of my banana caliper.
 

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Put a center punch on that easy out and give it a solid wack! Wear face protection, it should shatter..
 

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Thank you, I will give that a try, but I also thought about losing the banana caliper and updating the front brake as to have convenience on finding new pads.
 

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The fork slider caliper attachment prevents modern caliper connections. The forks would need to be swapped out to a later model that uses the later style caliper.

My suggestion is to drill the broken bleeder out then drill and tap for the next size up bleeder. If you don't feel confident then take the caliper and larger bleeder to your local machine shop for the repair.

As for using different pads, install new ones now, they'll never wear out.
 

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1979 Sporty eh? Prepare to learn everything wrenching on Harleys.
 

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79 sporty , the bastard year of all sportsters.
 

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OP stated "74 Sportster help" fellas, just saying.
 

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Your right Schmidty I was reading his name.
 

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1979 sportster is still the bastard year of sportsters
 
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