Just sent my foot brake off to NK to get the little bracket welded on and have lined the YPVS rear master cylinder on the bracket but because I have the RGV banana arm in, it looks like I'm going to have to space the whole hanger out with spacers so the rear master cylinder doesn't get bashed by the swingarm if that makes sense !
The way the banjo bolt exits out makes it even tighter too for clearance
I know this is a popular mod, so does anyone have advice or a few pics of how much the hanger has to be spaced out by ?
The other issue you may encounter is the brake return spring is quite big and may foul your actuating rod. I used a smaller spring - not sure what it's from, but an exhaust spring would be near enough;
I just spaced it out with washers and because the RGV banana arm is so bulky and the design of the YPVS master cylinder with the banjo mounting hole facing the back and the fact I was going to have a hydraulic brake switch too, there just isn't room
I had already cut off the bracket for the original brake switch DOH ! so the design of the YPVS m.cylinder is wrong for this build ?
If the banjo hole was at the top then it wouldn't be an issue
Don't know what to do here :-(
If I mount the master cylinder on the other side of the bracket then I have clearance but no room for the spring on the foot brake, or in reality does it need that spring ??
Last Edit: Oct 1, 2017 19:41:03 GMT 1 by headcoats
Ive seen similar problems with the rear master, and I'm fitting a KR1 rear master, as a trial, the fitting comes out the top, so hopefully is clear of the swingarm. Also fitting rearsets and I've been at it weeks now, trying to fit exhaust, and mounting brackets without it looking pants.
I had already done this mod to my red LC but the way the swing arm is on that with a welded on NK subframe for the shock, the back of the master cylinder sits in the gap between the top and bottom of the swingarm sections
Last Edit: Oct 2, 2017 20:36:52 GMT 1 by headcoats
You could get some ally plate off ebay and make your own bracket. If you have one of the brackets Norbo sells, you could copy the lower part that mounts where the footrest bolts pass through, and then reshape the top part to suit a different master cylinder with a top hose mounting. A cardboard template transferred to the ally sheet, cut and shape and you'd be sorted. 3 or 4 mm ally will give a strong bracket.