Replacing original rear Master cylinder with A Brembo.


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Cookindad
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Replacing original rear Master cylinder with A Brembo.

Postby Cookindad » Fri Jul 17, 2015 3:00 pm



So I gave it a valiant effort to repair and or replace my tired OLD original rear Master cylinder, NOT happening. Went to a well known 2nd hand cycle parts store and bought a gently used Brembo off a Yamaha. Different bolt pattern. I made a bracket out of some aluminum stock I had laying around. Just about to get it on the bike. Any suggestions or warnings would as always be appreciated.



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Re: Replacing original rear Master cylinder with A Brembo.

Postby maintainer » Fri Jul 17, 2015 3:24 pm

Color me, interested.
Post pictures
Please elaborate on the mod, sounds intriguing.
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Re: Replacing original rear Master cylinder with A Brembo.

Postby ankgrays » Fri Jul 17, 2015 6:44 pm

No advice, but VERY interested!!
I don't tolerate voluntary stupidity very well, and it seems to be rampant now-a-days.

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Re: Replacing original rear Master cylinder with A Brembo.

Postby Cookindad » Sat Jul 18, 2015 4:41 am

Cookindad wrote:So I gave it a valiant effort to repair and or replace my tired OLD original rear Master cylinder, NOT happening. Went to a well known 2nd hand cycle parts store and bought a gently used Brembo off a Yamaha. Different bolt pattern. I made a bracket out of some aluminum stock I had laying around. Just about to get it on the bike. Any suggestions or warnings would as always be appreciated.
Never posted pics on here but here goes nuthin.
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spiralout
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Re: Replacing original rear Master cylinder with A Brembo.

Postby spiralout » Sat Jul 18, 2015 4:17 pm

Have you mounted this yet? Did the angle work out? What about the length of the push rod? Lots of questions! Post pics of it mounted, too, if you would.

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Re: Replacing original rear Master cylinder with A Brembo.

Postby Cookindad » Sun Jul 19, 2015 4:48 am

Been working at my day job :( all weekend, I hope to get it all put together Monday. As for the angle, it looks to be very close. I did have to use the original push rod to get the length I needed. I am cautiously optimistic. Victory shall be mine, Pics to follow.

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Re: Replacing original rear Master cylinder with A Brembo.

Postby vtxcandyred » Sun Jul 19, 2015 4:57 am

About the only advice I can think of is to be gebtle when you put the bike back on the road. I'm wondering WHAT could have been so wrong with the old one that you felt the need to go a different route instead of rebuilding. ???

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Re: Replacing original rear Master cylinder with A Brembo.

Postby Cookindad » Thu Jul 23, 2015 4:41 am

Sorry to report this adaptor plate was an epic failure. Major clearance issues all around. I am not defeated, merely challenged!!!!

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Re: Replacing original rear Master cylinder with A Brembo.

Postby spiralout » Thu Jul 23, 2015 9:47 am

Maybe this will give you some ideas http://ngwclub.com/forum/viewtopic.php?f=24&t=44934




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