front brake master cyl 1800 vs 1500?


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SmartBiker
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front brake master cyl 1800 vs 1500?

Postby SmartBiker » Tue May 31, 2016 8:41 am



was thinking about fitting the front master cyl from the 1800 to my 95 1500 because of the adjustable lever. would this work?



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MikeB
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Re: front brake master cyl 1800 vs 1500?

Postby MikeB » Tue May 31, 2016 2:01 pm

You might try fitting the GL1800 levers to the existing master cylinder. I don't think the GL1800 master cylinder will work with the GL1500 but I think the levers will.
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Re: front brake master cyl 1800 vs 1500?

Postby happytrailsinc » Sun Jun 26, 2016 12:46 pm

I was thinking the same. See no reason why it won't work. They have a better bend and adjustable reach
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Re: front brake master cyl 1800 vs 1500?

Postby Moggy » Sun Jun 26, 2016 3:57 pm

Hi,
If you are purchasing aftermarket adjustable levers(I bought wide blade show chrome, could only get those made for the 1800), the problem with these levers and the 1500 front brake master cyl is the brake light/cruise switch(same switch on both the 1800 and 1500) the lever does not activate it properly, its fits differently on the 1800, so I fitted an 1800 master cylinder. The only difference is the 1500 is a front hydraulic feed, the 1800 is a side feed. I have a stainless hose(HEL performance) on mine(1989 K model) with enough slack so it still fits and works perfect and has been fitted for 2 years now.
Clutch lever was no problem just fitted straight in(no need to change master cyl on clutch).
I didn't like the wide blade levers, so I fitted genuine 1800 levers (brake and clutch are both adjustable).
Hope this helps.
Moggy. England.

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Re: front brake master cyl 1800 vs 1500?

Postby SmartBiker » Sun Jun 26, 2016 4:32 pm

i was gonna use the stock 1800 brake lever. not aftermarket lever

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Re: front brake master cyl 1800 vs 1500?

Postby Happytrails » Sun Jun 26, 2016 7:33 pm

Wow didn't think the 1800 levers would fit. Thanks Moggy for your post. Might try the clutch lever :D


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