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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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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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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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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
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