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post #1 of 29 (permalink) Old 09-23-2010, 10:10 PM Thread Starter
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So I'm finally on the road... almost.

After battling 6, yes six, shorts in my wiring and discovering my ignition switch was bad (4 nights tracking down wires)... I took it to the local bike shop and bought a new front tire. I got home and decided to install my fancy new led turn signals. 10 minutes later I was ready to get it inspected and licensed. Then I touched the front master cylinder, you know, the clear plastic part that has been baking in the sun for the past 22 years. And of course I found myself with a hand full of break fluid. I figured I'd take the top off and see if there was any way I can repair the damage. Thats when one of the screws stripped. Shortly after that the screwdriver found its way thru the sheetrock.

I can probably get a screw extractor tomorrow but that is a moot point if I have to replace the whole damn thing. Ebay shows several rebuild kits, but none of them include the cup. I called the local salvage yards, they don't have it. The dealer said it costs $290 but they can not even order it... I've got $900 in the bike but just don't have another 300 to poor in it yet. Any ideas? Is anyone aware of a "universal" or similar part I can get for less than that?

PLEASE help me.
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After battling 6, yes six, shorts in my wiring and discovering my ignition switch was bad (4 nights tracking down wires)... I took it to the local bike shop and bought a new front tire. I got home and decided to install my fancy new led turn signals. 10 minutes later I was ready to get it inspected and licensed. Then I touched the front master cylinder, you know, the clear plastic part that has been baking in the sun for the past 22 years. And of course I found myself with a hand full of break fluid. I figured I'd take the top off and see if there was any way I can repair the damage. Thats when one of the screws stripped. Shortly after that the screwdriver found its way thru the sheetrock.

I can probably get a screw extractor tomorrow but that is a moot point if I have to replace the whole damn thing. Ebay shows several rebuild kits, but none of them include the cup. I called the local salvage yards, they don't have it. The dealer said it costs $290 but they can not even order it... I've got $900 in the bike but just don't have another 300 to poor in it yet. Any ideas? Is anyone aware of a "universal" or similar part I can get for less than that?

PLEASE help me.
/Govnah
Post on the buy and sell section- WTB a master cylinder- and let every one know whether it has a round or squared off lid and somebody on here surely has one,If not check the link on the forum to ebay .I'm sure you'll get one much cheaper




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here is a link https://www.vn750.com/forum/ebay.php give it a search




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If none of the above options pan out, what about RonAyers.com or Cheapcycleparts.com?

Give one or both of those a try....

In any case, be patient, keep the faith, and don't give up!

All good things come to those who wait...and persist....

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first ceal now govnah this is making me nervous. mine is so discolored i can't see through it.


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first ceal now govnah this is making me nervous. mine is so discolored i can't see through it.
Don't poke with a stick Joe,I know how you TN boys operate LOL Just sayin'




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Don't poke with a stick Joe,I know how you TN boys operate LOL Just sayin'
D#@&it on to plan B. should I just hit it with a wrench


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wow yea, this just happened to me... Joe, I wouldn't even look at the damn plastic the wrong way!! It's amazing how easily mine broke, I just slightly rubbed it cause I thought it was just dirty and it broke.

I already ordered the replacement from ebay.

http://cgi.ebay.com/ebaymotors/ws/eB...K%3AMEWNX%3AIT

Here's the link, see if it works. I bought it but haven't received it yet, so I can't say if it works or not. It costs a total of 15 dollars with shipping, so it's a good deal. You can either go out on a limb and order it or wait for me to get it and try it and I'll tell you for sure if it works or not. Still, at $15 it's worth the risk I think.
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I may order one on general principals


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first ceal now govnah this is making me nervous. mine is so discolored i can't see through it.

I wiped mine with a towel and my finger went through it.

@Ceal omg, ty ty ty. This tells me if I can get the lid off, I can get a replacement!
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