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Break / Clutch lever plunger Removal

Okay I feel like a dork for even writing this, but I got new levers for the RR, which uses Brembo master cylinders -- the new levers don't come with the plunger, assuming you're gonna canibalize the ones from the old levers

HOW THE HECK DO YOU GET THE OLD PLUNGERS OFF?

I managed it on my ducati a while back don't remember having a problem, but the levers on the RR don't open wide enough to slide the plunger thing out.

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Wink plungers?

Leigh;
look very closely there is a very tiny Allen screw that keeps the plunger from unscrewing on most Brembo radial M/Cs

make sure that when you screw the plunger back into the pin, that there is free play between the plunger and the M/C piston

better too much than too little




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Leigh;
look very closely there is a very tiny Allen screw that keeps the plunger from unscrewing on most Brembo radial M/Cs
make sure that when you screw the plunger back into the pin, that there is free play between the plunger and the M/C piston
better too much than too little

Yeah, I got that one -- thanks for the guidance -- I was also trying to get the barrel out as well, or piston I guess it's called? well you can force those buggers out if you try hard enough. and my big gorilla self did just that!

Aside, 4 hours at the shop trying to fix the clutch actuator seal and first service on the new RR. came home 2 hours later there was a puddle under the kickstand AGAIN. I guess it wasn't the seal. The seal only took like 4 weeks to get, I wonder how long the actuator will take? Got a track day sunday, guess that's why I have 2 F4's

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Next question: any idea what fluid on these bikes is Redish. I mean very distinctly redish? down near the tranny / shifter.

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Next question: any idea what fluid on these bikes is Redish. I mean very distinctly redish? down near the tranny / shifter.
Only red fluid I've ever seen out there is either engine oil (Redline) or air-filter oil Leigh.

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...and, if that's the case, you are probably seeing air box drainage rather than system leakage. Do you have an oiled air filter that was recently cleaned and oiled...a bit too much?

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...and, if that's the case, you are probably seeing air box drainage rather than system leakage. Do you have an oiled air filter that was recently cleaned and oiled...a bit too much?
Well we had a leak but they supposed the changed the broken seal - of course now it looks like its leaking from elsewhere- that said they did just do the fist service on it - I don't suppose they would have messed with the air filter then - it would still be very new-

I asked the tech - they did put redline in it - so that is probably the issue

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