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Replacing the brake master cylinder

PostAuthor: Quarinteen » Sat Jan 13, 2018 5:55 pm

I ordered a new brake and clutch master for my 86. There are 2 connections and I cannot figure out how to get them off. Is there a tool for this?Image attached is an image

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Re: Replacing the brake master cylinder

PostAuthor: drainplug » Sat Jan 13, 2018 6:23 pm

Not sure I can explain it correctly but here goes.
That is the clutch interlock switch, it has two clips that snap it into place to hold it in, at least on the stocker.
There's a metal ring that holds the switch together so don't take that off.
You need to press both sides of the locking tabs in to get it to release. They're not too easy to see but they are there.
Whatever you do don't just try to pull it out.
The switch is a "plunger" type that works when you pull in the clutch lever.
I'm not sure if you can buy a new one, but why waste money if you can reuse what you have.
Hope this makes sense
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Re: Replacing the brake master cylinder

PostAuthor: Quarinteen » Sat Jan 13, 2018 6:52 pm

I have to replace both because someone ran my bike over.

I dont suppose you know of a video or visual instructions online you can post a link?

Sorry for the multiple posts. Another question. What does the one on the clutch side do? When the bike was ran over it broke ot off and hasnt been attached since but the bike is still running.


drainplug wrote:Not sure I can explain it correctly but here goes.
That is the clutch interlock switch, it has two clips that snap it into place to hold it in, at least on the stocker.
There's a metal ring that holds the switch together so don't take that off.
You need to press both sides of the locking tabs in to get it to release. They're not too easy to see but they are there.
Whatever you do don't just try to pull it out.
The switch is a "plunger" type that works when you pull in the clutch lever.
I'm not sure if you can buy a new one, but why waste money if you can reuse what you have.
Hope this makes sense

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Re: Replacing the brake master cylinder

PostAuthor: drainplug » Sat Jan 13, 2018 9:03 pm

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