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Anybody know if you'll run into problems if you install a master cylinder that was for a bike that has dual discs on a bike that only has a single disc brake? I figure that the brakes might be a little harder to pull b/c of the increase in the bore size of the cylinder. Reason I'm asking is that I'm having problems getting my cb500t master cylinder in the position I want b/c of the longness of the barrell.
 

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It'll work fine. I ran a dual disc master on my Cb750 with stock brake (before I put on the Gl frontend) and the brake worked even better than stock. Jimmy
 

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It'll work fine. I ran a dual disc master on my Cb750 with stock brake (before I put on the Gl frontend) and the brake worked even better than stock. Jimmy
 

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yeah, i figured it would, but i just wanted to get someone else (who's done it) to say so too...i just went ahead and got a brembo off of a guy who ran the MC on his motoretard, i mean motard KTM. coming from a bmx background i like my brakes to activate with little pull and i've been finding that my brakes usually don't activate soon enough for my taste. i'm figuring the larger bore will give me a firmer feel too.
 

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yeah, i figured it would, but i just wanted to get someone else (who's done it) to say so too...i just went ahead and got a brembo off of a guy who ran the MC on his motoretard, i mean motard KTM. coming from a bmx background i like my brakes to activate with little pull and i've been finding that my brakes usually don't activate soon enough for my taste. i'm figuring the larger bore will give me a firmer feel too.
 

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just make sure you are not overextending your caliper piston - some mater cylinders can put too much pressure on a caliper and cause either the seal to fail or the piston to overextend. The former results in a gradual loss of pressure, the latter in stuck brakes. This is more of a probelm with modern master cylinders on old calipers, old dual brake m/cs should not be as taxing on old single calipers (I'd still keep an eye on that seal though)
 

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just make sure you are not overextending your caliper piston - some mater cylinders can put too much pressure on a caliper and cause either the seal to fail or the piston to overextend. The former results in a gradual loss of pressure, the latter in stuck brakes. This is more of a probelm with modern master cylinders on old calipers, old dual brake m/cs should not be as taxing on old single calipers (I'd still keep an eye on that seal though)
 

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switched over the MC and what a difference! the old OEM MC sucked ass (for lack of better description) compared to the brembo i just stuck on. the adjustable lever makes for a great firm feel too. amazing how much better MCs have gotten in 30 yrs...LOL
 

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switched over the MC and what a difference! the old OEM MC sucked ass (for lack of better description) compared to the brembo i just stuck on. the adjustable lever makes for a great firm feel too. amazing how much better MCs have gotten in 30 yrs...LOL
 
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