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    rebuild or replace

    I've got an 83 R100RT the has a bad rear master cylinder has anyone had any luck rebuilding those or should I just replace it?

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    What's bad about it? So, it depends...there are services that will overhaul or sleeve a master cylinder if you want to keep what you have. Or you can buy knew and be up and running more quickly and confidently.
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    I had this problem a couple of years ago. I replaced mine with a new unit. You may want to check with Beemer Boneyard to save yourself some money...
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    I'm not sure how bad it is all I know is it will not build and pressure.

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    if you rebuild give yourself a 50% chance of it holding up for a year or less....just my experience on rebuilding MC's. Check with Motobins for a price of a new one. They are usually quite a bit cheaper than the stateside stealerships, even considering the shipping and Brit LBS to USD exchange.
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    Quote Originally Posted by 04R1150RS View Post
    if you rebuild give yourself a 50% chance of it holding up for a year or less....just my experience on rebuilding MC's
    I rebuilt one 9 years ago, and another 6 years, and they're still holding up fine. So from my experience, I'd say the OP has a 200% chance of it holding up.

    I have another one on my bench right now waiting on a rebuild.

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