Just made this great wheelie.. did you see it?!
Join Date: Oct 2012
Location: S Korea
Bike: '03 R6 Track, '11 F800ST
Wrong master cylinder or...?
So I finished fitting my new shorty levers today and when I took the old OEM ones off I noticed they had been ground down on the part that engages the front master cylinder plunger. The original levers say R6 on them, and appear to be correct for an '03. Well when I fit the new levers they were pushing the plunger down quite a bit to the point the brakes were dragging. When I compared the levers I realized I would have to take off about 5mm or more to make them match the originals. It looks like the original levers and the new ones needed about the same amount of material removed to keep from engaging the master cylinder, so is this thing off a different bike or what? It says "3" then "Nissin" on it and appears the same as what I have seen in pictures for an '03. Is there anywhere I can look on it for a serial number or any distinguising marks? Should I look for a used '05+ master cylinder? Or maybe upgrade to an aftermarket one since this will be used as a track bike? I really don't like the idea of coming into the first turn on the track at 150+ mph with brakes I had to rig up...
Last edited by WhiteKnite; 12-12-2012 at 02:16 AM.