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Front and rear brake rebuild kits

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Howdy? I need to rebuild my calipers and probably also the master cylinders. What are good parts sources? Thanks!
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The K&L rebuild kits have worked for me on many occasions.
I usually purchase them from Georgefix? on Ebay. Don't know if he sells elsewhere.
https://www.ebay.com/itm/361420597662?e ... R9zJkZ-6YQ

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What Steve said, that’s pretty much all we use.
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You can find them on eBay, but Bob at CBX Performance carries all the K&L stuff, as does TIMS, possibly JR and Kurt do now as well. If you have a mind to support some CBX vendors.

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I've used TIMS. The thing I like about Bill Brint's kits are that the piston seal comes installed on the piston. (At least it did on mine.) Some others do not. And, it's a bear to get it onto the piston regardless how much brake fluid you put onto it..
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My apologies. Didn't know those vendors carry K&L kits.
I certainly recommend supporting the vendors that support the marque.

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Parts Unlimited sells front master cylinder kits for 79-80 and front and rear master cylinder kits for 81-82 under their house brand. These kits are made by Nissin.

K&S (Taiwan) sells front caliper kits for 79-80 and front and rear kits for 81-82. These kits only include the two rubber seals for the piston and nothing else. They are about half the price of the K&L kits and seem to be of equal quality. An option if you are looking to save some money and all the other bits are in good shape.
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Re: Front and rear brake rebuild kits

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Thanks everyone, will take a look what the CBX vendors have first.
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Previous bikes: Several SOHC Hondas and KZ's, a few BMWs, Honda CT, HD Fatboy, XL 500, DR 750, RD 350, CB250....

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