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ozwick86
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Panhead Master Cylinder FE-24119

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Post by ozwick86 » Tue Jul 16, 2013 7:26 pm

Is it advisable to purchase an original used Wagner FE-24119 Master Cylinder on Ebay and rebuild it? Is this the way to go? Or just buy a aftermarket unit?

Not sure what to do here. I have a ZEL unit on my bike, it is leaking and it needs a rebuild. Is any rebuild kit OK or are there preferred parts?



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Re: Panhead Master Cylinder FE-24119

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Post by blewcrab » Wed Jul 17, 2013 12:13 pm

I use aftermarket master cyl. .works good but one warning ,the fill cap reads..use DOT 5 only..you cant mix brake fluids..I use DOT 3 ..I switched the caps and used DOT 3 in the new master cyl.. now u should be more confused !

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Re: Panhead Master Cylinder FE-24119

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Post by ozwick86 » Wed Jul 17, 2013 4:53 pm

Well,

I picked up a original FE-24119 from a local vintage shop near me in Santa Cruz Vintage Cycles. The unit is in really good condition with no pitting in the cylinder bore. I have ordered a rebuild kit and should be good to go. I use DOT 5 fluid.

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Re: Panhead Master Cylinder FE-24119

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Post by jellero » Fri Jul 19, 2013 5:10 am

i have tried those rebuild kits on both ends and they just leaked. i didn't have the cylinders bored, just put in the parts. finally treated myself to new master and slave and have brakes. the money you save with a rebuild kit is lost when you have to replace the shoes a couple of times. j
(i have a chrome original lockheed master, $20?)

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Re: Panhead Master Cylinder FE-24119

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Post by ozwick86 » Fri Jul 19, 2013 3:35 pm

$9 for a rebuild kit is worth it for me to try it. The original master I bought appears to be much nicer than my ZEL that was on the bike.

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Re: Panhead Master Cylinder FE-24119

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Post by Panacea » Fri Jul 19, 2013 9:45 pm

The slave on my 64 was a total rust wad when I first got the bike, I had it bored and sleeved with a stainless sleeve. They actually did it while I waited!...Mike

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Re: Panhead Master Cylinder FE-24119

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Post by jellero » Fri Jul 19, 2013 11:24 pm

well you did it right. i can feel the wear with my finger in the master, you gotta have them bored or go new. when i took off my rear wheel, which is always a pleasure, i was greeted by what looked like a half cup of black grease covering everything. just brake fluid mixed with asbestos dust and who knows what else. j

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Re: Panhead Master Cylinder FE-24119

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Post by Pomike » Sat Jul 20, 2013 3:25 pm

Panacea wrote:The slave on my 64 was a total rust wad when I first got the bike, I had it bored and sleeved with a stainless sleeve. They actually did it while I waited!...Mike
That's great Mike. I can't seem to get anyone to do it around here in NW Ohio. I hate to not be able to use original parts. Could i send a couple to them? Thanks. Mike S.

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Re: Panhead Master Cylinder FE-24119

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Post by Panacea » Sat Jul 20, 2013 9:34 pm

Or try this...http://www.bikerparts-superstore.com/br ... MgodFCcAOw" onclick="window.open(this.href);return false;

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Re: Panhead Master Cylinder FE-24119

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Post by ozwick86 » Sun Jul 21, 2013 11:41 pm

Panacea,

Who did the sleeve? What's the cost?

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Re: Panhead Master Cylinder FE-24119

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Post by Panacea » Mon Jul 22, 2013 5:39 am

Mine was a wheel cylinder but I'll see if I can find the invoice...

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Re: Panhead Master Cylinder FE-24119

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Post by ozwick86 » Fri Aug 02, 2013 5:44 am

Panacea,

Any luck?

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