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post #1 of 14 (permalink) Old 09-09-2018, 09:06 PM Thread Starter
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Brake master cylinder differences

Ive found I need to rebuild my master cylinder. 2001 Honda Rubicon with the super ATV disc brake kit. Would I be better off fixing the one for the original drums or swapping to a disc brake master cylinder?
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It's just a pump,it does the same thing for disk or drum brakes. I would just rebuild it if it's in good enough shape.

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It's just a pump,it does the same thing for disk or drum brakes. I would just rebuild it if it's in good enough shape.

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It was done maybe a year and a half ago, now really doesn't do much, I can get a rebuild kit for $20 or a new Honda 2005+style master for $50. That's why I was wondering if it would be ok/work better.
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I'd order a used 500 Foreman master cylinder from powersportsnation.com. About $20 shipped, no labor required on your part other than installing it.

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I'd order a used 500 Foreman master cylinder from powersportsnation.com. About $20 shipped, no labor required on your part other than installing it.
I'm guessing the banjo bolt is the same?
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I'm guessing the banjo bolt is the same?

I ordered a new one off ebay for a friend's Quadsport, $20. It's identical to the one on my '87 Foreman, banjo bolt and all.
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I'm guessing the banjo bolt is the same?
Yep. I've used the on a 350 Rancher, a 450 Foreman, and even a 300 Fourtrax.

2005 Foreman Rubicon Camo
Perfex, 27" Mudbugs
Heated grips and Thumb , HID's
5K Viper Max winch

2009 Foreman 500FM Green
Perfex with HL springs
27" Execs on Rubicon rims
Heated Grips and Thumb, HID's
4K Viper Max winch

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28" Mugbugs, stretched, Perfex, HLsprings
3K Superwinch winch

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26" Mudbugs on Rincon rims
Warn winch. Foreman pod light with HID, SRA gear reduction
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Ordered a used 07-14 rubicon master cylinder. Noticed it has a bigger and longer lever on it, an additional brake switch, but same reservoir size. If I can tonight, I'll get comparison pics for people interested.
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Rubicon has a "start in gear" switch on the right hand brake lever.

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Rubicon has a "start in gear" switch on the right hand brake lever.
I'm aware, there are two on the 07+ I'm looking at, if i can retrofit some 3157 bulbs and sockets to the rear tail lights, ill use the brighter filament for brake lights.
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