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on my bike I am absolutely running a front brake, I like front brakes, and big discs look fast..... But the stock control that I had was ugly, and I could not find any smaller controls that I liked. I had heard about the exile remote master and the PM one, but I don't like spending money.... anyways.... I was at a bike salvage yard and noticed a bike with disc brakes on the front, but no master cylinder showing, it was a yamaha seca 750 circa 1981 model. It had a cable pulled master cylinder near the headlight. I was toying around thinking about welding brackets to a rear master to mount a cable pull lever, but this yamaha deal seemed too easy. I had the guy remove it, and I bought it, it was $15 bucks, and I took it home and scoped it out. The yamaha had the master mounted vertically, and the resivore was stupid, so I went to my buddies with a lathe and spun up a dual ended fitting to stick in the master. , I then spun a hose barb to use in the new resivore I was going to have to build. My frame had a 1" hole bored through the frame, so I decided thats where the resivore would go..... I measured the fluid capacity of the front lever master assembly ,and scienced out how much brake fluid it needed to hold, and made a new resivore out of a small piece of 1" tubing I had lying around. I then made a simple tab, and a small standoff, by welding a nut to another piece of tubing to make the mounts for it. It bolted up , and still fit under my tank tunnel. I ordered up a $12 dollar early lever from j&p and like the looks of it. The brake lever will pull a short custom made cable ( made by the local garden tractor and lawnmower repair shop, and will run fluid from a standard -4AN banjo brake fitting from the local stock car racing shop, to the front caliaper.... I will have under $75 in the whole works..... LUKESTER
 

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It fits under the tank nicely, wasn't hard to do, it should work pretty good, and it was cheap...... here is my bike currently, it should be ready to be taken apart and painted by next weekend....... LUKESTER
 

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Very, very nice! I love recycled parts. Thanks for posting.

I don't want to takeyour post off topic, but did you make the exhaust?
I like the way it flows and would like to borrow your idea for my own ironhead project.
Hank
 

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I'm a day late and a dollar short, but that's exactly what I wanted to do on my bike. Not just to clean the bars up, but I really like the look of that lever assembly.

Good Job.
 

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That is awesome I am going to try that on one of my future builds .Thanks a lot for the post it was very helpful especially by letting us knowing were to find a master cylinder that will work .THANKS JEFF
 

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Neato :)
 

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Thanks for the compliments guys, I love doing stuff on a budget, and doing it the least expensive way........... anyways the frame is a stock paugcho.... stock rake and stretch.... $619 from jihreh..... and yes the bike will probably be black, or a real dark candy green..... can't wait for spring....... Wisconsin sucks.......Lukester
 

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LUKESTER said:
Thanks for the compliments guys, I love doing stuff on a budget, and doing it the least expensive way........... anyways the frame is a stock paugcho.... stock rake and stretch.... $619 from jihreh..... and yes the bike will probably be black, or a real dark candy green..... can't wait for spring....... Wisconsin sucks.......Lukester
Wisconsin DOES suck, I agree. 619 bucks for the frame? Not too shabby
 

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The racing go-karts have a master cylinder that can be easily adjusted for this set up also.


But anything go-kart related is not cheep.:cool:
 

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is there a way to hide the master cylinder?

i want to clean up my bars, and i'm sick of looking at it. it's so big and clunky. (and i've heard that cb's have the smallest of everybody's).

i was thinking maybe using a rear mastercylinder setup? like using a normal looking front brake that would cable pull on a rear style master cylinder?

am i off in fantasy land or is this doable?
 

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Re: is there a way to hide the master cylinder?

if you want to completely lose the lever do the above and then learn to ride again. I think a twist left side would confuse things, let alone pressing the clutch and front braking.

Just run a cable to a hidden MC in the frame gusset under the tank.
run a hydralic line to the front brake.
You can run a clean clutch lever upside down or I think GMA or PM makes a cable mount for the right side.
 

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Re: is there a way to hide the master cylinder?

What Abe said. Cable to a hidden MC between the split tanks used to be the hot ticket. I think Fab Kevin is making those now...

-Kuda
'49 panchop
 
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