Odd thing happened yesterday with my disc brake

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I think it's more about choosing the right components rather than the cost of them personally
Either / or…

Choosing the right components IF you have the skills and equipment to make them fit and function correctly.

Or buying good stuff that’s been developed by a trustworthy source if you don’t.

Lots of things can be experimented with DIY and developed in a ‘trial and error’ style. But brakes shouldn’t be one of ‘em IMHO.
 

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Either / or…

Choosing the right components IF you have the skills and equipment to make them fit and function correctly.

Or buying good stuff that’s been developed by a trustworthy source if you don’t.

Lots of things can be experimented with DIY and developed in a ‘trial and error’ style. But brakes shouldn’t be one of ‘em IMHO.

Amen.
 

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I have had sleeved MCs fail twice in exactly the same way you described - lever suddenly went to the bar/no front brake. The first time happened in the garage - was OK riding the day before, went out to ride - no front brake. Sent it off to be repaired by the original provider of the sleeved MC - who was a prominent supplier of them.

2nd time it failed I was riding and the brake worked normally at one stoplight - failed/no brake at the following stoplight. Exciting stuff!! :eek:

I removed the OEM sleeved MC/tossed it in the trash, bought the Brembo MC from CNW + the adapter plate to accept the Lucas switch gear. No problems since AND the brake feel/power improved dramatically over the sleeved MC (which was a noticeable improvement in feel - though obviously not in reliability- over the stock MC).

My takeaway note to self: " NEVER bet your life on a sleeved master cylinder!" ;)
Just sent Matt an email asking if the Brembo MC uses the stock brake hose. Expect I will pull the trigger later today.
Thanks for your input.
John
 

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Note that Madass140 on this forum also does a nice MC kit, even a full front brake disc/caliper setup for our bikes. MC bolts up to oem switch gear and hoses, but I think kit come with new stainless hose.
PM him or check his webstore http://www.tritonmotorcycleparts.com/297620485/category/146825/online-store
I sent Matt an email but as of today have gotten no reply. But it is Thanksgiving week and he may be out of town. I was interested in knowing if the SS braded brake line I have would work with it. Looked at the picture of the components for the complete Brembo kit it looks like it won't. Wonder what else I will have to get to make it work?
John in Texas
 

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Day before yesterday I took my 74 Interstate out for a short ride. Had a great time with no issues. I hadn't ridden for almost 6 months due to some health issues. Got back to the garage and let it sit for an hour before rolling it into the garage. That's when I noticed that the brake lever went all the way to the bars! What the heck! Opened up the master cylinder and it was a little bit down but not by much. Let it sit over night and now I have brakes again! What is going on? Thoughts or ideas.
Thanks in advance for your help.
John in Teas
Sounds like master cylinder wet sumping to me! :D

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I sent Matt an email but as of today have gotten no reply. But it is Thanksgiving week and he may be out of town. I was interested in knowing if the SS braded brake line I have would work with it. Looked at the picture of the components for the complete Brembo kit it looks like it won't. Wonder what else I will have to get to make it work?
John in Texas
If you are going to spend money on a new MC then spend the extra for the right SS line to fit, don't be tight if you want it right, having good brakes is really a small price when it could involve your life if things aren't right, I want to be around for a very long time to enjoy what I like best and that's riding on 2 wheels and having a good brake set up is very important to me.

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Many years ago (a long time now) when I had to replace the swelled up stock rubber hose I went to a hydrolic hose supply shop and he made a SS replacement line to fit, I still have it in my shed but when I bought my new Grimica system I replaced everything including the SS brake line, that way knew everything fitted right, you can get adapters to fit each systems for SS brake lines and found it so much cheaper going to a specialist hose shop than buying from a motorcycle supplier, in fact it was 1/4 of the price from what the bike suppliers were asking for a SS hose and it was made the right length for my bike.
 
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