View Full Version : XS650 rear master cylinder?

12-02-2009, 11:25 AM
I need some advice on where to put my rear master cylinder. Also what's a good one to use? I have the bellcrank one off Mike'sXS right now and it sucks. Also I'm using TCbros forwards.

12-02-2009, 3:59 PM
Most, but not all, rear m/cyls are a bell crank style.

What sucks about the mikesxs part you're using? Soft pedal feel?

It could be a combination of things - might have a little air in the system, may be mismatched m/cyl bore to caliper bore ratio, brake line stretch (if using rubber lines), etc.

12-02-2009, 5:36 PM
here are some pics of where I mounted one , I took the lever off and drilled out a hole in the push rod and welded a socket on the end off round bar ,then drilled it out also so i could put a cotter pin in them to hold it together then threaded the other end to tie into a rod end.

12-02-2009, 5:44 PM
The one I have just does not have enough power. I bled the shit out of the brakes, but still nothing. Plus, the plastic union where the reservoir hose goes into the cylinder broke randomly.

12-08-2009, 6:24 PM
Put the master cylinder on the shelf and roll a drum brake man....!