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post #1 of 8 (permalink) Old 10-15-2014, 10:09 AM Thread Starter
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Aftermarket clutch / brake lever assembly

Does anyone have any experience installing an aftermarket clutch / brake / master cylinder setup? My front master cylinder and brake lever are all goofy, and I was going to replace them with stock parts but then i saw this:



Looks pretty straightforward to me. Cable clutch, hydraulic brake, etc. My only concern is that my 87 VN750 has a small molex connector with 3 wires that plugs into the existing stock clutch lever and I'm not sure if that would interfere in any way.

I've been looking at the manual and online and maybe I'm missing something or I'm just dumb haha but I cant figure out what those darn wires go to. Any ideas or suggestions on A) what the wires that plug into the clutch lever are B) if they would interfere with using a setup like this?

I thought about putting this in electrical but im also curious about how this may impact my braking or shifting so settled on posting here. Thanks guys!!

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The wiring is for the clutch switch....part of the safety devices that will kill the engine if the clutch is released while the kickstand is down.

I would be more concerned with the quality of the items coming direct from Hong Kong.
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Make sure the master has enough pressure to operate dual brakes .if not you no stoppie.that's no fun

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Make sure the master has enough pressure to operate dual brakes .if not you no stoppie.that's no fun
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many of the generic aftermarket ones I have seen spec'ed only single caliper

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Lot of good points being made here. I appreciate the input!

I had no idea about the clutch / kickstand safety feature. That's pretty neat.

I am thinking I will try to find a higher quality set similar to this, one that I can
confirm will work with dual calipers because I kinda want them to work.

However I have been eyeballing some OEM replacement parts on ebay from used
VN750s, and worst case scenario I think Ill just purchase a used master cylinder/lever
and install that.

The bike is kinda in the winter teardown (hah.. winter.. in California? whatever) so I
wont be riding for a few months anyways. Rebuilding a buncha stuff. Thanks for all the
advice and input!

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Welcome to the Vulcan madness MadKat.
I do not see that you mentioned what model year your scoot is.

Just be aware that from 1985 to '90 the master cylinder was rectangular and has a particular lever.
Beginning with the '91 model the master cylinder is round and has a different lever.
One of the levers is fairly straight and the other has a sort of a dog-leg bend in it to keep it parallel to the handlebars.
I believe it is the rectangular mc that has the dog-leg lever, but I am too lazy to get up right now and go check my own bike. lol

The rectangular and round master cylinders are interchangeable between all model years from 1985 to 2006, as long as you have the matching lever.

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This is good to know!

Mine is an 87 VN750A.

The reason I am looking to replace the master cylinder is because the
previous owner dropped it and the brake handle is all bent and the view glass
on the master cylinder is cracked. It looks like the handle is jammed because
there is constant pressure on the front brake.

I am glad that is the extent of the damage. Looks like the bike was knocked over
in a garage, not actually in a crash. Just a few little dings here and there but Im
cleaning her all up.

Going to purchase a used master cylinder with handle off ebay, replace the current
one with it, then bleed the lines and replace the pads and rotors. Oughta be sweet.

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make sure the new mc you are getting has no crud in it and you should be fine

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