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Timmerz

'83 XL600R front brake master cylinder:

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Anybody have any experience rebuilding one of these? Mine is shot, front brake is almost non-op...and I need to know if it's something that can be done on my patio, or should I have it done?

Anyone?

Thanks a mil!

Tim

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It's not that bad to do. Not sure if that that has the hard to get at snap ring way down in the hole or not. It can be hard to get at with most normal snap ring pliers. That is the only really hard part of the job.

In many cases it is not repairable. Water gets in there and corrodes the bore that the piston fits in. I would take it apart before buying the rebuild parts. If the bore is smooth you are good. If it has pitting start looking for a replacement.

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It's not that bad to do. Not sure if that that has the hard to get at snap ring way down in the hole or not. It can be hard to get at with most normal snap ring pliers. That is the only really hard part of the job.

In many cases it is not repairable. Water gets in there and corrodes the bore that the piston fits in. I would take it apart before buying the rebuild parts. If the bore is smooth you are good. If it has pitting start looking for a replacement.

Thanks very much...this helps...

I just bought the correct rebuild kit ($40 + tax) but will dis-assemble and inspect before I open the package in case you're right and it needs to be replaced...

Thanks again...

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It's not that bad to do. Not sure if that that has the hard to get at snap ring way down in the hole or not. It can be hard to get at with most normal snap ring pliers. That is the only really hard part of the job.

In many cases it is not repairable. Water gets in there and corrodes the bore that the piston fits in. I would take it apart before buying the rebuild parts. If the bore is smooth you are good. If it has pitting start looking for a replacement.

the wise one speaks! follow these recomendations. seems the hardest part of any of these jobs is having the correct tool that works and doesnt bugger up anything. be patient, inspect, and if possible rebuild.:confused:

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