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post #1 of 21 (permalink) Old 04-20-2010, 04:17 PM Thread Starter
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Weird Grip Issue

Hi there,

So I've just started getting some things together for my latest project bike (an 86 Vulcan 750) and I noticed that the right brake lever is strangly out of alignment with the grip, I had noticed this when I got the bike but I assumed that this was due to the grip getting bent in an accident. However, I was messing around with the bike today and after inspecting the bracket for the brake and there appears to be no damage at all (yet things don't line up).

So I'm a little confused as both grips match and all the hookups are fine so I suspect these grips are stock (the clutch lever lines up perfectly).

So I was just wondering if you guys might be able to let me know if this sounds like anything familiar.

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that doesn't look like the right master cylinder or brake lever what year is your bike mine is a 92 and has a round reservoir,I think some had the square looking one and it may be slid over toward the bend in the bars too far,but it doesn't look right .Is it a dogleg lever or straight ?
after a second look it is bent or the wrong M.Cyl. The cover on mine is parallel to the handle bar.




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i'm with denny mine is round also


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Cool, must be some random part, where would you folks suggest getting a proper one? Thanks
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post in swap or sell on here and there is a guy parting out an 05 on her now and you can look on the ebay thread near the bottom of the forum index page




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Mine is rectangular like that one.

Naturally, I don't have any close-up shots of it. :P

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Hi, weird unrelated question, but I like those saddle bags. Could you tell me what they are?
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Mine is rectangular like that one. -----------I thought some were but does your brake handle look funky like that,Can you see if it is bent compared to yours?his has something weird goin on.Denny

Naturally, I don't have any close-up shots of it. :P
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Hi, weird unrelated question, but I like those saddle bags. Could you tell me what they are?
whose bags? Mine are Viking,or were you talking about the ones on His bike?




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Master cylinder was rectangular from `85 to `90.
Round from `91 on.

It looks too far over toward the bend to me too.
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About the brake lever -- be advised that the 1985-1990 model (rectangular master cylinder) use a different brake lever than the 1991-2006 models (round master cylinder). That's one of the very few changes to the bike over the years. Just wanted you to know in case you decide to buy one or something.
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Is it possible you have lever for a round master cylinder?

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I do not think that is a Vulcan 750 Master Clynder.

First off the lever is black, Do not think they made a black lever,

Second the lever does not look bent, but the angle of the top of the MC does not follow the bend of the bars...it looks like it is off a different model bike.

Some one have photo of their rectangular MC?

Actualy, upon looking at it now, I think the MC is right but that is not the right lever...hard to tell from the photo but is it just not tilted down enough? was the stock lever that flat or was it bent at the end? ( sorry, do not have a Vulcan lever handy)



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