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Old 01-15-2012, 06:33 PM   #1
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Default Need help, show your remote front master cylinders

I started throwing around the idea of making a remote master cylinder for my front brakes that will mount int the tunnel of my sporty tank. It's mounted high so there is enuff room. I've got a couple options on hand including cutting up the stock one but I wanted to see what other ideas are out there. I've seen mini master cylinders used for gocarts and such, what are you guys using?? PLease post pics of what you've done!!
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Old 01-15-2012, 06:46 PM   #2
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saw this on the board and was checking it out , If i didnt have a springer i could live with this setup... Its pretty trick. looks like one of those tiny plastic metric MC's were you can use a little piece of tube for a resivoir..
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Old 01-15-2012, 07:22 PM   #3
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Too funny ... I just did a search a little bit ago and just now signed on to post the same topic.I'll be watching.Another member shot me a link to Fabricator Kevin.He has a nice one,but I'm gonna try to go a little smaller AND cheaper AND do it myself.

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Old 01-15-2012, 10:00 PM   #4
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There is another recent thread on this.
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Old 01-15-2012, 10:14 PM   #5
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Too funny ... I just did a search a little bit ago and just now signed on to post the same topic.I'll be watching.Another member shot me a link to Fabricator Kevin.He has a nice one,but I'm gonna try to go a little smaller AND cheaper AND do it myself.

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F kevins is a massive hunk. Not of crap but steel. Its big.
You're insane! I understand you're not knocking his parts but come on. I've got it mounted underneath my frame backbone and between my split tanks. It is the cylinder and mount and that's it. I don't see how it could be any smaller and still function well enough that I'd trust it to work. Kevin's stuff is tip top.




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Old 01-16-2012, 09:27 AM   #7
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That's really interesting. I like that a lot.

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Old 01-16-2012, 09:50 AM   #8
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i went back and took another look at Kevin's remote.It looks top notch for sure.it just looks a little on the tall side to put in my tunnel.I'd have to get measurements,make a template to see if it fits.I'm sure it's worth every penny too,just not in MY budget at the moment.I haven't purchased anything from him,but did ALOT of looking at his stuff the past few years.

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When I was looking around for this setup I called him and asked for the measurements. I don't recall offhand what they were. Anyway, I then printed the picture out at 1:1 and glued it to some cardboard so I could play around with mounting locations.
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Old 01-16-2012, 10:39 AM   #10
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If you get real desperate, you could always just buy one!
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Old 01-16-2012, 10:54 AM   #11
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Shouldn't master cylinder reservoirs be on the top side? I thought those were all about gravity?
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Once the system is bled of air, it's a closed hydraulic system and you can orient them as you see fit. I think on a stock FL the rear m/c is lower than the slave.

Ooops, you mean "reservoir" specifically. Again, once the air is out and your reservoir seal is good I think it would be fine.
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How about a proportioning valve and operate both front and rear offa the foot brake?
Heard its possible but the plumbing of brake line may prove challenging.
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Old 01-16-2012, 11:21 AM   #14
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Honda's used to have a "linked" system that applied both front and rear brakes with one lever.
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That's another option as well and it works though it precludes independent operation.
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Old 01-16-2012, 03:41 PM   #16
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'70's BMWs have the front master cylinder under the tank. You could look at that.

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[QUOTE=Skibo;794114]You're insane! I understand you're not knocking his parts but come on. I've got it mounted underneath my frame backbone and between my split tanks. It is the cylinder and mount and that's it. I don't see how it could be any smaller and still function well enough that I'd trust it to work. Kevin's stuff is tip top.



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Yep I am that is pretty small I was thinking of something else I guess. Kevins stuff is good. I know this about 2" of hose will suffice.
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Old 01-16-2012, 07:35 PM   #18
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"Skibo" how is that actuated?
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Old 01-17-2012, 06:38 AM   #19
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Cable operated just like a mechanical brake. Then you just run a brake line down to the caliper. I plan on replacing the reservior with a much smaller cup so that when finished it will be hard to even know it's there.
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Hey Guys

So, which rear brake MC should I get to replace my stock single disc one piston brake, its a 9/16 bore.
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