Front brake master cylinder replacement

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Front brake master cylinder replacement

Postby jamminbmx » Fri Sep 27, 2019 7:32 am

Guys...another totally random question if anyone is killing time at work :shh:

I have a simple 2 pot single front brake on my KLR. If i damage the master cylinder in a crash, can I replace it with basically any old master cylinder that fits the hoses? Or do the master and slave have to be perfectly matched?

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Re: Front brake master cylinder replacement

Postby BigBob » Fri Sep 27, 2019 8:30 am

I`ve got a Bandit 1200, CBR1000F and a VZ1800 m/cylinders on my Bigs if that`s any answer.
They were cheap, available and span adjustable which suited my big hand
Basically anything that will fit will do the job.
For a single disc a 14mm one is probably best suited.
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Re: Front brake master cylinder replacement

Postby jamminbmx » Fri Sep 27, 2019 2:51 pm

Cheers Bob! Thanks for the quick reply even if its not regarding my BIG...which is sulking under a very wet cover in the garden :? Whens summer back?
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Re: Front brake master cylinder replacement

Postby GrahamW » Fri Oct 11, 2019 7:14 pm

How do you find the rear brake on the KLR mine used to be virtually non existent but I think I was missing a black plastic looking thing that was meant to go inside the rear piston that stuck out a bit and touched the back of the pad.

Funnily enough I have been watching GlobeRiders on Amazon prime recently as loads of bike trip stuff on there they showed KLRs on a trip from China to Germany bit the KLRs were having trouble. Made me miss my KLR a little bit.

https://www.amazon.co.uk/GlobeRiders-Eu ... deo&sr=1-1
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