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PostSubject: can and should I replace my dual brake cylinders with a single reservoir?   can and should I replace my dual brake cylinders with a single reservoir? I_icon_minitimeTue Mar 28, 2023 7:36 pm

So my brake reservoirs have started leaking again due to the broken glass window, looks like weathering. This is the second pair that I have brought and one side broke and the other one is on the way of breaking two I was wondering if I can convert (or more like should I) change my brake system to a single reservoir master cylinder system?
Or maybe can I even replace the all-in-one cylinders with two dedicated external reservoirs?
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PostSubject: Re: can and should I replace my dual brake cylinders with a single reservoir?   can and should I replace my dual brake cylinders with a single reservoir? I_icon_minitimeTue Mar 28, 2023 7:49 pm

April Fool's Day is close but you are early.
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1Wingman1 wrote:
April Fool's Day is close but you are early.
Those assemblies are expressive and the little glass window is fragile. id like to have the plastic reservoir
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PostSubject: Re: can and should I replace my dual brake cylinders with a single reservoir?   can and should I replace my dual brake cylinders with a single reservoir? I_icon_minitimeWed Mar 29, 2023 3:19 am

Can you? I would say, probably. Should you? It sounds like a mountain of work and pain.

I would be fascinated to see the results though.
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PostSubject: Re: can and should I replace my dual brake cylinders with a single reservoir?   can and should I replace my dual brake cylinders with a single reservoir? I_icon_minitimeWed Mar 29, 2023 7:42 am

Hi XDM.
This applies to EU road bikes, don't know about States but,
A Motor vehicle has a duel braking system, road bikes must have independent front and rear braking systems ie. cable/ hydraulic, or cable/cable or hydraulic/hydraulic. They can be linked like the rear brake on a Silverwing but it's still independent circuits so if one fails you still have the other. You can have a single reservoir feeding 2 master cylinders(front/back).

That said. Wanting to change the stock masters for something new will give you a big problem.
Finding the rear brake lever(left) because of the brake light/start switch, all kits I have seen to convert, the left lever is a clutch lever so no mounts for switches and no lug on lever to click them.

So no simple fix other than buying a Honda spare, and I must say youv'e been rather unlucky with the reservoir windows IMO.

Hope this helps

Be safe, be seen and heard!
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PostSubject: Re: can and should I replace my dual brake cylinders with a single reservoir?   can and should I replace my dual brake cylinders with a single reservoir? I_icon_minitimeWed Mar 29, 2023 9:36 am

Just replace the glass/plastic window on reservoir !, Afaik they are all similar diameter, but you can measure to be sure, I got a dozen from eBay years ago, I've replaced them on several bikes/scooters, just did my Burgman this winter, I used a small "C" clamp and suitable socket, etc. Obviously need to drain/clean/dry reservoir, but it can be done with reservoir still on bikes, some mechanical ability is a must. look for how to videos on YouTube.
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PostSubject: Re: can and should I replace my dual brake cylinders with a single reservoir?   can and should I replace my dual brake cylinders with a single reservoir? I_icon_minitimeThu Mar 30, 2023 2:22 am

zrx212 wrote:
Just replace the glass/plastic window on reservoir !, Afaik they are all similar diameter, but you can measure to be sure, I got a dozen from eBay years ago, I've replaced them on several bikes/scooters, just did my Burgman this winter, I used a small "C" clamp and suitable socket, etc. Obviously need to drain/clean/dry reservoir, but it can be done with reservoir still on bikes, some mechanical ability is a must. look for how to videos on YouTube.
thats GENIUS! I'll be doing that instead! i never knew those windows can come off! my master cylinder is still in good shape 👍
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