[OntVFR] Looking for a part - 2000 VFR800 rear brake master cylinder

Robyn Landers rblanders at uwaterloo.ca
Mon Jul 22 11:01:40 EDT 2019

The suggestion to rebuild assumes that (a) who knows what kind of ratty condition
the used part might be in, and (b) maybe yours is fine other than needing new seals.
You might buy a used one and need to rebuild it with new seals too, or worse,
the inside of the cylinder itself might be scored or corroded etc.

The tricky step in redoing a master cylinder is removal of the circlip that holds
things in place, and reinstalling it afterwards.  When I rebuilt my front brake master cylinder,
I ended up taking it to KW Honda, where I had bought the rebuild kit, because I couldn't
get the circlip to cooperate.  They kindly popped the old out and the new in for me.
I reinstalled it on the bike and filled and bled the brake fluid.

I don't think you've mentioned yet what the symptoms are with your rear brake.
How did you determine that the master cylinder is the problem?

'93 VFR "Snow White"

From: OntVFR [ontvfr-bounces at vfr.on.ca] on behalf of Arnaud Marthouret [arnaudmarthouret at gmail.com]
Sent: July 22, 2019 10:53 AM
To: ontvfr at vfr.on.ca
Subject: Re: [OntVFR] OntVFR Digest, Vol 64, Issue 15

Thanks all for the suggestions and comments. Found 2, one on ebay and one at zdeno. My mechanic recommended against a rebuild kit, so I'm curious why you guys think it's the best idea.

If I decided to rebuilt the OEM part, I wouldn't know where to start. Is that something a noob such as myself can tackle?

I'm grateful for this community. It's pretty awesome to share the knowledge this way!

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