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PostSubject: My latest mod   My latest mod Icon_minitime1Sun May 05, 2019 12:00 am

This may seem trivial, but for me it cleans up the looks of the bike noticeably. I love the mechanical look of the bike with solid metal bits all over, but the right side always bugged me with that ugly white plastic  rear brake master cylinder reservoir. It really sticks out on my bike since it’s all black on back. So I changed it for something more in character.

This is the before pic:

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Ugh! How awful is that‽ Ruining that black look; my eyes!

Now the after pic:

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Where is the master cylinder reservoir?



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There it is!

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Close up showing my handiwork with modified bracket

The part was a cheap Chinese thing off Amazon for less than $10, but it seems very high quality. Nice CNC machined part from billet aluminum, with the rubber seal, screw-on cap, and sight window. Even came with a hose (which I used because the original was a bit too short).

What do you think?
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PostSubject: Re: My latest mod   My latest mod Icon_minitime1Sun May 05, 2019 12:37 am

Excellent! Like lancing a boil! On my short list as well. Care to share a link?
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PostSubject: Re: My latest mod   My latest mod Icon_minitime1Sun May 05, 2019 1:32 am

nice!
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PostSubject: Re: My latest mod   My latest mod Icon_minitime1Sun May 05, 2019 2:19 am

Nice ... now let´s wait and see how long Chinese rubber will last. Shocked
Isn´t there something similar available from Rizoma?
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PostSubject: Re: My latest mod   My latest mod Icon_minitime1Sun May 05, 2019 3:16 am

I like it!!!!

do you have a link??


there is a Rizoma copy.... but they are way more than $10.


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PostSubject: Re: My latest mod   My latest mod Icon_minitime1Sun May 05, 2019 3:27 am

If the problem is the hose? Buy another bit of hose!

Chinese, especially for something as simple as an anodised piss-cup, doesn't need to mean bad.

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PostSubject: Re: My latest mod   My latest mod Icon_minitime1Sun May 05, 2019 3:39 am

Yes ... but the rubber seal ....
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PostSubject: Re: My latest mod   My latest mod Icon_minitime1Sun May 05, 2019 3:54 am


Do they have orange ones?

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PostSubject: Re: My latest mod   My latest mod Icon_minitime1Sun May 05, 2019 4:01 am

Is this the Rizoma one that would fit?
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72 Euro! Rolling Eyes


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PostSubject: Re: My latest mod   My latest mod Icon_minitime1Sun May 05, 2019 5:49 am

A very nice touch.
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PostSubject: Re: My latest mod   My latest mod Icon_minitime1Sun May 05, 2019 9:00 am

Actually it was from eBay not Amazon. $9.96 with shipping included. Here is a link

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It comes in many colors! The image shows the bracket to be unpainted shiny steel, but the one a got was painted in a black crinkle finish which looked great, but I had to mangle it so ended up scraping the paint off and sealing it with heat-shrink tubing.

I was a bit concerned about the cheap Chinese knockoff quality concerns, but it seems very well made and looks identical to one’s I’ve seen for close to $100. As for the rubber, I guess I am taking it on faith that they would include something rated for use with brake fluid. Maybe I am too trusting and naive, I’ll let you know...
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PostSubject: Re: My latest mod   My latest mod Icon_minitime1Sun May 05, 2019 9:03 am

Here’s a pic in case the link doesn’t work. And yes Mark there is one in a color close to orange Smile

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PostSubject: Re: My latest mod   My latest mod Icon_minitime1Sun May 05, 2019 2:08 pm

oooh look Beetle.... orange cheers click click
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PostSubject: Re: My latest mod   My latest mod Icon_minitime1Sun May 05, 2019 6:39 pm

Very nice, GuZeee! How about some cred? +1
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PostSubject: Re: My latest mod   My latest mod Icon_minitime1Sun May 05, 2019 6:41 pm

Thanks Street! Very minor compared to the engine-out and frame-off job I did, but a satisfying and clean result Smile

Currently in the middle of changing fork oil as I’m typing this Smile
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PostSubject: Re: My latest mod   My latest mod Icon_minitime1Mon May 06, 2019 3:39 am

I like that Thumbs Up
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PostSubject: Re: My latest mod   My latest mod Icon_minitime1Mon May 06, 2019 6:00 am

Seems like a SCORE ! cheers

I might be having a look at that as well.

Thanks!
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PostSubject: Re: My latest mod   My latest mod Icon_minitime1Tue May 07, 2019 2:36 pm

I'd looked at swapping mine out at some point. Can you get the reservoir bracket off without removing the footrest plate, or does it all have to come off ?
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PostSubject: Re: My latest mod   My latest mod Icon_minitime1Tue May 07, 2019 9:07 pm

It *might* be possible to get at that bracket mounting bolt without removing the footrest plate, but I think it’s a lot easier to just remove it. It’s just a few bolts, easy peasy.

I tried a couple of mounting options until I settled on something simple that looks very clean: use bracket that came with the reservoir, give it a quarter twist, cut off end to mount at second last hole, then use shrink wrap tubing to seal it and give it a clean look. You can bend it as needed after it’s mounted to position the reservoir to its ideal orientation, but the steel is stiff enough that it won’t move on its own
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PostSubject: Re: My latest mod   My latest mod Icon_minitime1Tue May 07, 2019 11:34 pm

Cheers GuZee - thanks for that Had a look last night. Stupid cheap from eBay / AliExpress etc. Another job to do 👍
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PostSubject: Re: My latest mod   My latest mod Icon_minitime1Wed May 08, 2019 1:37 pm

Just be careful when ordering: I first tried a really cheap one from Wish (similar to AliExpress) but I found out when I got it that it was way too small. Only cost me $3.80 to find out so no big deal. The current one is a little smaller capacity than stock but I think it holds plenty enough fluid. The first one I got looked ridiculous as well as holding a fraction of the capacity of fluid.
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PostSubject: Re: My latest mod   My latest mod Icon_minitime1Wed May 08, 2019 2:04 pm

Yeah - I'll be going for one which gives you the capacity, long as it's close to a recognised brand, I guess it'll be OK
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PostSubject: Re: My latest mod   My latest mod Icon_minitime1Fri May 17, 2019 6:12 am

Nice! I have a red one I am going to install. Been on my bench for a bout a year though.
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PostSubject: Re: My latest mod   My latest mod Icon_minitime1Sat May 18, 2019 2:45 am

Another GeeGaw cheers drunken
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PostSubject: Re: My latest mod   My latest mod Icon_minitime1Sat May 18, 2019 3:42 am

Grief. It never bothered me before-and now it will. Arse, feck, etc.
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