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Spacewolf
11-08-2009, 10:30 PM
Does anyone have the Biltwell Foot cControls and figured out a decent way to mount the rear master cylinder?

I have a Buell rear master cylinder and I'm thinking of using bungs and welding them to the frame just in front of or behind the transmission and then running a linkage back to the cylinder. Then either a short tube or make a mount for the reservoir behind the trans. I'm afraid this will look clunky because the cylinder already has a heim joint at the end and it would basically be two heim joints bolted together. Though I was thinking of maybe bend the rod 90*, going through the heim on the cylinder, then threading it with a retaining nut just to be safe. Kinda like the front part of a triumph brake rod.

Either that or maybe a bracket similar to Fabkevins Oil Filter Bracket (http://www.fabkevin.com/filterbracket.htm)for the master cylinder...

I know, lots of information, I ramble.

Has anyone found a better way to do this?

http://i6.photobucket.com/albums/y226/ChoppedSuey/attempted%20suicide/2009-11-08220934.jpg

Newyorkandy
11-09-2009, 8:45 AM
I think the mechanical aspect of the heims will look cool and you're losing the bulk by using a sport bike cylinder to begin with. not to mention the doing the remote reservoir will also clean it up. this is just my opinion and supporting where you're going really. i think it a much cleaner and functional look as apposed to how I did my jenkie set up. i say keep on keeping on with where you're going.

http://i228.photobucket.com/albums/ee306/newyorkandy/IMG_3224.jpg

Fredo
11-09-2009, 9:49 AM
I have the foot controls on my shvl. Great set up that fit and work perfect.
I am laggin I was suposed to do a tech on the install and post it here. It's ready I just havent posted it yet, I'll do that tonight. (SORRY BILL) I'm only about 2 months over due with that detail.
I used the stock MC off my shvl and mounted it to the frame on a plate right behind the trans.
I'll get some pics up tonight. Linkage is whatever you decide to use I guess. I used 1/2 aluminum rod drilled and tapped, machined one end to fit in the original plunger hole on the MC and made a pivit rod for the pedal section of the controls.
Clear as mud right?
PICS TONIGHT!

Spacewolf
11-09-2009, 11:05 AM
I thought about doing a plate but I have the bungs sitting around. Mostly Im just worried because my welding skills are deplorable. Im going to just tack it in place and take the frame to a shop to have all the brackets tiged on.

Fredo
11-09-2009, 9:14 PM
Here's the pic, basicly it's welded to the frame slightly inboard of the outside surface. That helped me keep it tucked in and out of the way. It definately sits inboard of the kicker cover. Had to make sure I didnt catch that sucker with the kicker dont ya know.
Ignore the bend in the rod, I've redone that.

http://img.photobucket.com/albums/v44/Fredo/bikes/MCMount.jpg

http://img.photobucket.com/albums/v44/Fredo/bikes/002-3.jpg