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    Do not waste your time re-building honda front-brake master cylinders,,,

    Chinese repop on ebay 4 15$, less than a kit and work perfectly- lever and lite switch included,,,,,
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    Quote Originally Posted by obo515 View Post
    Chinese repop on ebay 4 15$, less than a kit and work perfectly- lever and lite switch included,,,,,
    There has been some discussion of this on this forum before. If I recall correctly, there are quality concerns about the Chinese knock-off. More to the point, the group consensus is that the CX500 needs a master cylinder with a 14mm bore to handle the dual front calipers, whereas the low price ones on eBay are all 12.5mm.

    It sounds like you've installed the eBay one on your bike? Which master cylinder is it? How much lever travel do you have left after the brakes lock up?
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    Not sure what Obo has but I've been using the Chinese master cylinder for 8 years now. One failed after several years but it was actually only a fault with the sight glass. Replaced with another and still working. I have one on my other CX for the last year or two too.

    We have twin discs here and I use the 15.8 mm variety but 14 mm is available too.

    I've seen those pitbike cylinders with the remote reservoir at 11 mm - 12.5 mm and really couldn't recommend anyone use those. Bore size aside, the quality of those things is comical.
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    Hav only placed in service with single-disc systems,,,,, understand your concern for dual. Really worked fine for me, ramprats defect noted,,, quality control is a concern also, 2 much pressure on workers to produce a totally consistent product= ebay guarantee always in effect. Must hav gr8 brakes front and rear- i rode a pan-head chopper 1 time only with no front brake, foot clutch and Bud tap handle shift lever behind my left butt-cheek,,,,, so fun but totally unsafe! Thanx for your input friends
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    The units i got are listed as yamaha replacement (no link from me!- look identical to honda items- not the mini-bike type. i have honed and rebuilt many honda units- filthy job! the current POS wrecked the paint, sux shit, and is gettin' melted and re-formed. U guyz rok!
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    OK= seller on the "bay" wwwmwa= allgud
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    Quote Originally Posted by obo515 View Post
    Hav only placed in service with single-disc systems,,,,, understand your concern for dual. Really worked fine for me, ramprats defect noted,,,
    Pardon me?? To which defect of mine do you cite?
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    Brakes- who needs em? u ever watch the Flintstones? just drag your heelz on the pavement to slo down,,,,,
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    and rear- i rode a pan-head chopper 1 time only with no front brake, foot clutch and Bud tap handle shift lever behind my left butt-cheek,,,,, so fun but totally unsafe!
    Only 1 time,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,sissy.

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