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Post Sun Sep 14, 2008 3:18 am

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Location: Markt Einersheim, Germany

I just had a brake master cylinder given to me for my project bike and I need some help in a positive year/application ID for it if possible.

I have a gap in parts manuals and service manuals, so bear with me on what I have looked at and came up with, for the approx year range.

In my Service Manual for 78 1/2 to 84 FL/FX manual on page 2-35, fig 2-51 shows the master cylinder that is "similar" to the on that I have, The internals are identical to the one given me.

But.......the one that I have, the cylinder itself has a plastic "Sight-gauge" on the outside of the body, that is cracked.

Anybody got any information, parts listing--breakdown page that they could email me?

Also, just by the side of the sight-gauge, there's a 81 stamped into the body.

Thanks..

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George

Post Wed Sep 17, 2008 8:10 pm

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Location: Markt Einersheim, Germany

Hummmm

Stumped yall??

George :)

Post Thu Sep 18, 2008 6:03 am
jib

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geoge ,it looks like a sportster one . regards jib
Dude, check out that jibhead, he's crazy. Hasn't been sober for 40 years

Post Thu Sep 18, 2008 9:50 am

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Location: Markt Einersheim, Germany

Thanks....

Got any parts info you could share??

Year?

George

Post Thu Sep 18, 2008 12:25 pm
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FXWG 1980-82 George. I have a parts beakdown on it. Pa

Post Thu Sep 18, 2008 1:20 pm
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Here is the data George. Pa

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Post Thu Sep 18, 2008 8:02 pm

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Pa,

Thanks for the downloads..

Hate to be a pain........got any info on the plastic sight gauge?

George

Post Thu Sep 18, 2008 8:09 pm
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Shit George, I thought that info was in these. Duhhhhhh ? I did see it eslewhere. Give me some time to get that info for you. Pa

Post Thu Sep 18, 2008 8:11 pm

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:D

Post Fri Sep 19, 2008 4:55 am
jib

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still think its a sportster one ,my reasoning being that the sight glass would be on the wrong side if it was mounted on a fx. regards jib
Dude, check out that jibhead, he's crazy. Hasn't been sober for 40 years

Post Fri Sep 19, 2008 6:53 am
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You may have something there jib. I may have jumped to soon with the model. Here is a couple of Sportster ones for you to look over George. I haven't found one with the sight glass description yet though. Maybe a disassembly of yours will sort the correct model out ? Based on the parts drawings I mean. I was also looking through some service manuals. This type of rear master cylinder is used clear up through the 90's, maybe later too. None show the sight glass though. I bet an owners manual will. Pa

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Post Fri Sep 19, 2008 10:34 am
jib

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hi guys the part no for one of the later sportster cylinder is the same as that for the fx. regards jib
Dude, check out that jibhead, he's crazy. Hasn't been sober for 40 years

Post Fri Oct 24, 2008 9:04 am

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Location: Markt Einersheim, Germany

Recently returned from the US, (Georgia..Marietta/Smyrna)..

Went to Harley Dealer's in the local area...

Showed photos of what I got, asked about looking at older manuals to check for part numbers and a positive ID..

Ha........oldest manual either of the three that I visited.....1994.

Oh well.... :cry:

Somebody's got info on one with the sight gauge and I'll keep on looking

George

Post Fri Oct 24, 2008 11:14 am
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Try these part numbers George. #42467-87C and #42468-87D . Pa


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