1999 Front Master Cylinder - Guidance Needed
Hope everyone is doing well out there.
So after successfully installing Spiegler brake lines, getting the bleeding all done and the air out, last step was to rotate the front brake assembly on the handlebar and tighten it down, I managed to over tighten the set screw that holds the assembly in place and broke the darn piece that tightens the master cylinder to the handlebar. Ughh!
I guess I could add a rant here. It was not until I broke it that I realized it is a cast aluminum part? Why on earth would they not have used something stronger for this application? I dont think I tightened it that hard, but my guess is that given the part is now 20 years+ that it weakens over time. Anyway there is enough of the end of the tightening screw holding on that it holds snug for now, but I need to get it fixed.
Looks like there are parts available on ebay, so here is the question. Could I get a front master cylinder for a later model bike, like an 05 - 09 LT? I would guess buying a newer part might be better than an 99 or 2000 part?
Should I buy just the master cylinder or should I get a full heated grip assembly? Is one easier to install? Have not looked at how complicated it is to pull all this apart.
Thanks for any advice.