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Front master cylinder compatibility

I'm looking at a master cylinder on eBay that says its for a 98-06 Vulcan. Mine is a 91. Anyone know if they're compatible or why they wouldn't be?

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I'm looking at a master cylinder on eBay that says its for a 98-06 Vulcan. Mine is a 91. Anyone know if they're compatible or why they wouldn't be?

Any info is much appreciated!

Thanks,

Cory
1985 to 1991(?) were rectangular, after that they manufactured round.
By shape, (years produced) they are interchangeable.
If you upgrade to the newer ROUND m/c, your grip will also need to be upgraded, as Rectangular vs Round mount differently.

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1985 to 1991(?) were rectangular, after that they manufactured round.
By shape, (years produced) they are interchangeable.
If you upgrade to the newer ROUND m/c, your grip will also need to be upgraded, as Rectangular vs Round mount differently.

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2001 has a rectangular m/c

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round or rectangle doesnt matter they will both fit your bike but for the rectagular one you will need the brake lever that has a slight bend in it so it will match the bars and if you have the round master cylinder you will need the straight brake lever

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Thank you all for your help on this one. I have rectangular now. The one I'm looking at is round. I think I'mm going to try it. Will let you know how it works out. This is the last step in getting my bike renewed after sitting for almost five years. I can hardly wait!

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Thank you all for your help on this one. I have rectangular now. The one I'm looking at is round. I think I'mm going to try it. Will let you know how it works out. This is the last step in getting my bike renewed after sitting for almost five years. I can hardly wait!

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if you are going with a round one you will need the newer style brake lever

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Which is the newer style brake lever? The MC I am looking at has the lever already with it. I think it is more straight than curved.

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if it includes the lever, in all likely hood its the right lever for the master cylinder

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That's pretty much my thinking on it, too. Thanks for the input!
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2001 has a rectangular m/c
Brain cramp. Mine is round.

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