Rear Master Cylinder Removal?


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Rear Master Cylinder Removal?

Postby Coyote1 » Wed Aug 26, 2015 8:36 pm



I'm getting ready to rebuild the rear master cylinder. Looking at the service manual it says "Remove the leftmuffler, chamber and exhaust pipe". Is that correct???? The master is on the right side. What am I missing here and is there an easier way to remove it?


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Re: Rear Master Cylinder Removal?

Postby WingAdmin » Thu Aug 27, 2015 8:32 am

Coyote1 wrote:I'm getting ready to rebuild the rear master cylinder. Looking at the service manual it says "Remove the leftmuffler, chamber and exhaust pipe". Is that correct???? The master is on the right side. What am I missing here and is there an easier way to remove it?


Unfortunately, no, what the manual says is correct. I've heard of one person who managed it without pulling the exhaust, but it was such a massive undertaking, he said he would have been better off pulling the exhaust. Another example of spectacularly poor design on the part of Honda, when it comes to an item that needs regular overhaul.

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Re: Rear Master Cylinder Removal?

Postby Coyote1 » Thu Aug 27, 2015 9:26 am

Okay, thought I would check as it makes no sense to pull the left side exhaust when the master cylinder is on the right side. Hopefully it will become clear when I start pulling it apart.
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