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Brake master cylinder compatible replacements

Discussion in 'The Garage' started by Rene, Sep 16, 2021.

  1. Rene

    Rene XS400 Member

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    Hello guys,

    I own a 1981 XS400SE and would like to change the brake master cylinder. I am new to working on motorcycles and not really sure how to tackle this task. Has anyone already done this? If so what compatible replacements have you used? What should I watch out for and what should I know when choosing a replacement? I would also like to change out the old crusty brake line for a braided one, is it as simple as ordering a " make it yourself " brake line kit, or do I need some specific dimensions like the bolt size?

    Thank you guys very much.
     
  2. JPaganel

    JPaganel XS400 Addict

    When I did it years ago I got a generic Chinese-made master cylinder.

    There are lots of compatible ones, you can find one from a newer Yamaha if you want. You can even get a more expensive one, like Magura.

    Brake line is simple. There is only one line, and it's a standard banjo fitting. You could find a pre-made one by length, or you could get a make-your-own kit, either will work.
     
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  3. spectra

    spectra XS400 Junkie Top Contributor

    I went with one from magura on a build and loved it..........it may cost more than a chinese knock off but.......... its the brakes.............. I run braided lines for brakess way better than the rubber ones.............
     
  4. Rene

    Rene XS400 Member

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    Thanks a lot!
     

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