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Harley Davidson Dyna Stunt Bike Build

Updated: Jul 19, 2023

Check out Drea Stunts 2008 Dyna Stunt Build where we share her entire set up, settings, reviews, recommendations and links to everything.


Female Harley Davidson Stunt Rider
Drea Stunts on her 2008 Harley Dyna Super Glide


If you're here then you know it's a pain in the ass to set up a Harley stunt bike. There are no real resources pointing you in the right direction and if there are - they come off as super spamy. So we are going to go over a list of parts on Drea's 08 Harley Dyna Super Glide all in one spot.


Before we get started just a disclaimer - all parts linked fit 08 but can be searched on your own to fit your year, they also may be Amazon affiliate links that if purchased don't cost any additional for you, just helps us fund our cause in helping the Harley stunt scene grow. So if you do want to purchase one of the Amazon parts it would help us A LOT!


"When you life brings you down, get back on your bike and keep riding"

Whether this is your first Harley your stunt riding or just completely new to the stunt scene in general - get ready to have a ton of fun on this bike. We have some resources to get your started on our website, most helpful may be our online coaching course that will help you learn how to wheelie your Harley - coached by Samoan Bruce and Drea Stunts.



Harley Davidson Dyna Stunt Bike Build 2006-17


Parts we will be discussing:

  • Rear Setup

    1. Rear Tire

    2. Rear Rim

    3. Rear Suspension

    4. Chain and Sprocket

    5. Step Plate

    6. Titanium

  • Front Setup

    1. Bars

    2. Raisers

    3. Clutch Lever

    4. Grips

    5. Front Rim

  • Handbrake Setup

    1. Bracket

    2. Front Master Caliper

    3. Rear Master Caliper

    4. Master Cylinder

    5. Brake Line

  • Extras

    1. Clutch Spring

    2. Seat

    3. Exhaust Pipe

    4. Crash Cage


Rear Setup:


  1. Rear Tire

Best tire for Harley Davidson motorcycle stunts, drifts, burnouts and wheelies
Michelin Commander II - 150/70 B18

Rear tire is super important because it can mean the difference between being able to clutch up a wheelie on these heavy ass bikes or spinning out every time. Don't waste your time in running a shitty tire if you're learning wheelies, it will just leave you frustrated.




Michelin Commander II - 150/70 B18 (Fits 18'' rim)

Recommendations: Metzler 888 or Michelin Commander III are better options


Tips: The Michelin Commander III will last longer than the Metzler


Tire pressure:

  • Wheelies - 20psi

  • Drifts - 35psi

  • Wheelies & Drifts - 30psi



2. Rear Rim


Best wheels to run for Harley stunt riding Dynas for wheelies, drifts, burnouts
Arlen Ness 18'' Rim

The size of rear tire actually does matter for wheelies - it's not the most important factor and shouldn't be a major priority when setting up your bike but if you're looking for new rims go big or go home. A bigger rear wheel helps with traction as the tire has more surface area to grip on the pavement and help with your clutch up. Arguably they're harder to drift as it's harder to lean over and get the tire to spin compared to the stock wheels - but we have found it's really not a notable difference in drifts or burnouts. Here is what Drea is running:


Arlen Ness 18'' Rim



3. Rear Suspension


Best rear suspension for Harley Davidson stunt riding - wheelies, drifts, burnouts
Legends REVO-A Dyna 13''

Rear suspension is one of the more important things when setting up your Harley stunt bike. Being able to adjust your suspension to a most stiff or soft setting is helpful because every rider's weight affects their wheelie. We recommend you play around with your settings but more stiffer settings is better than too much give. This is because it makes your wheelies and drifts much more consistent and won't be changing your balance during your wheelie as it would with soft suspension. Here is what Drea is running and recommendations..


Legends REVO-A Dyna 13'' - Heavy Duty



4. Chain and Sprocket


Chain and sprocket kit for Harley motorcycle stunt riding - burnouts, drifts and wheelies
Sprocket Center Chain & Sprocket Kit

Chain and sprocket conversion replaces the stock belt drive. This helps your bike be more responsive which is important when stunt riding. We recommend you do the conversion because when you're beating on your bike and riding extreme - you risk breaking your belt which is pretty dangerous. Here is the chain and sprocket kit Drea is running on her Dyna:


Sprocket Center Chain & Sprocket Kit



5. Step Plate


Step plate for Harley Dyna stunt riding - wheelies, drifts and burnouts
WreckLess Step Plate

Step plates are used on the back of your fender to place your left for in a staggered position or for both feet for a seat stander position. It can also be used for other tricks like foot drags etc. Here is what step plate Drea is running right now on her Dyna:


WreckLess Step Plate



6. Titanium


stunt bike titanium plate
Scrape City Titanium

Titanium is used to create sparks when you hit 12o'clock and your fender drags or scrapes on the pavement. Definitely a crowd stopper. Here is Drea's titanium scrape plate:


Scrape City Titanium




Front Setup:


1. Bars

Best handle bars for Harley stunt riding burnouts drifts and wheelies
Lucky Dave's Tracker Bars

Handle bars are important because the stock bars are not in the correct or comfortable position to be in when you wheelie. The stock ones are really high and would throw off your body position when in wheelies. Aftermarket bars put your hands in a better position to control your wheelies and counter steer in drifts and burnouts. Here is the bars Drea is running:


Lucky Dave's Tracker Bars



2. Raisers


Best raisers for Harley stunt riding burnouts wheelies and drifts
Lucky Dave's 3'' Pull Back Raisers

Raisers are paired with your handlebars and puts your bars at a comfortable position for your body type or preference. Drea's arms are really short so she is running Pull Backs - check out the tips for longer arms:




Lucky Dave's 3'' Pull Back Raisers (one piece top clamp)


3. Clutch Lever


Best clutch lever for Harley stunt riding burnouts wheelies and drifts
RSC Easy Pull Clutch 4 Finger Lever

Clutch lever is really important and should be a priority when setting up your Harley stunt build. Getting a performance lever will help for easier clutch pull and hand fatigue. RSC is our overall favorite lever and it's something you only have to buy once as it will last your entire stunt career. Here is our favorite and recommendations:


RSC Easy Pull Clutch 4 Finger Lever


4. Grips


Best handlebar grips for Harley stunt riding wheelies drifts and burnouts
Renthal Bar ⅞ Grips

Thinner handlebar grips help with holding on when you're in a wheelie and make for better throttle control. Here are Drea's favorite grips:





Renthal Bar ⅞ Grips

  • Link to Buy this Part

  • Tips: You have to buy the ⅞'' grips and stretch it over your 1'' bars. Spray windex on the inside to make it easier to slide on.


5. Front Rim


Arlen Ness Best stunt riding rims for Harleys
Arlen Ness Rims

How front rim size affects wheelies and stunt riding in general has two common arguments - first theory is that a bigger rim makes it easy to clutch up your wheelies because you're higher off the ground and requires less travel to reach balance point. The second argument is that a bigger front wheel makes your front end heavier to clutch up your wheelie. Regardless of which you believe - big wheels always look better.. here is Drea's front rim that she is running:


Arlen Ness 21'' Rim



Handbrake Setup:


1. Bracket


Harley stunt bike handbrake bracket
Cocks Handbrake Bracket

Rear Handbrake brackets hold your additional caliper on. At the time of writing this they no longer sell the bracket that is on Drea's bike and the only other company we could find was Cocks which is a triple caliper bracket. We honestly wouldn't recommend this bracket (sorry Cocks no shade) but they only have a triple caliper setup which is in our opinion too much brake for a Harley. Since we are in need of a bracket ourselves we decided to start fabbing our own Get Vertical handbrake brackets.. check out our shop to see if the project is finished!


SS Moto Dual Caliper Bracket

  • (no longer fabricated)

  • **Cocks Stunt Parts makes a triple caliper bracket**

  • Link to COCKS Bracket

  • Recommendations: Recommend only putting two calipers (one for foot brake and one for handbrake). Any more brake is too much for a Harley.

5. Front Master Caliper


Stock Front Left Master Caliper off a Dyna

  • Buy at local Harley or eBay

  • Note: Took front caliper off and upgraded front caliper to a better one

6. Rear Master Caliper


Mono Block off a Sport Bike

  • Buy from local bike shop or eBay

  • Calipers that will work include: 2004+ Japanese sportbike front calipers, Brembo M4 108mm, R6 monoblocks, GSXR Tokicos and 2013+ ZX6 (these will mount to Cocks Bracket)

7. Master Cylinder


best hand brake master cylinder for Harley Davidson motorcycle stunt riding burnouts wheelies and drifts
Brembo Master Cylinder RCS 19mm

The master cylinder you choose is all preference - Brembos are our favorite because they aren't as squishy as say a Magura. This is the one Drea runs as her rear hand brake master cylinder



Brembo Master Cylinder RCS 19mm (left side for 1'' bar)


8. Brake Line


Best brake line for Harley stunt riding burnouts drifts and wheelies
80'' HEL Brake Line

You will need to get an 80'' brake line for your hand brake set up. We wouldn't recommend going cheap so get something like HEL steel braided brake lines. Here is the one Drea has:




80'' HEL Brake Line



Extras:


  1. Clutch Spring

The clutches on Harley's are hard as fuck to pull in- so any thing that helps make it easier is worth it. Here is a mod Drea did to her clutch spring to help make it easier to pull:


Screaming Eagle Clutch Spring

  • Purchased at local Harley Dealership

  • Note: This makes it easier to pull in your clutch


2. Seat


Best seat for Harley stunt riding wheelie drifts and burnouts
Lucky Dave's Step Up Seat

Seats are important if you want to be able to stay in your wheelie. This seat hold you in with the grip and step up can also be used for tricks.






Lucky Dave's Step Up Seat with Diamond Stitch Gripper



3. Exhaust Pipe



Best exhaust pipe for Harley Stunt riding burnouts drifts and wheelies
Bassani Exhaust Road Rage

Exhaust pipe helps with power and just completes any Harley build. Bassani is our all time favorite. Here is the one that Drea runs on her Dyna:




Bassani Exhaust Road Rage 2into1 Chrome System

  • Part #1D5250

  • Purchased at any Parts Unlimited Dealership


4. Crash Cage


Cage is essential to protecting your investment. We spend so much money on our bikes just drop a few more to protect it. Here is the one Drea is running:


Cherry City Bagger Bars Crash Cage

  • Order by messaging on instagram @cherrycitybaggerbars



Hope this helps you get started on your Harley Dyna stunt build! If have any recommendations that you think works better, we would love to hear about it in the comments blow. Now go Get Vertical.



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