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    '79 XS650 caliper piston, brake lines, engine numbers and other ramblings...

    So, I forgot to show you guys the new master and braided line. I will fab a small clamp to secure the hose midway as @5twins id. Thanks all, Rob New master... Fitting at the caliper... Hose routing...
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    My 1969 Triumph T100R Daytona build

    Nice work... A friend here, a Norton guy replated all the fasteners on a restoration and nearly talked me into trying out the process but, Man, I do not need another hazardous chemical hangin' around the garage. Carry on.
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    My 1969 Triumph T100R Daytona build

    ^^^^ That's the way to do it... Did you go with a full kit or individual items...?
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    Happy New 2023

    Happy New Year all. Ride more, stress less. :)
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    My 1969 Triumph T100R Daytona build

    @OHRider I believe your model was in green & white... This is a copy of a pre-digital print, one of the Daytonas that I restored years ago. All the best in your project. Rob
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    My 1969 Triumph T100R Daytona build

    The TSS of 1983 was the eight valve. Kind of the last hurrah.
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    '79 XS650 caliper piston, brake lines, engine numbers and other ramblings...

    @5twins, Yup, exactly what I was thinking, I would probably try to relocate the stock bracket up there. And 10-4 on the wiring. Thanks, Rob
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    My 1969 Triumph T100R Daytona build

    By coincidence, this issue from just a month or so back... '67 T100R but close enough. A great time for Triumph. I too have been a Triumph nut for my entire riding career, cannot seem to shake them, pun intended. ;) There has always been at least one in the Bahn, Maine term, means garage...
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    '79 XS650 caliper piston, brake lines, engine numbers and other ramblings...

    Well the new master cylinder has a way different switch than the stock. I went with the xt225, tw200 master cylinder that was suggested. Nice master and the caliper bled up easily. I suppose I can just splice the existing wires onto the new switch. Rob
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    My 1969 Triumph T100R Daytona build

    Good on ya for saving the Daytona... Do you have all of the engine and gearbox components...? There was a stretch of time, year ago when I restored four different Daytona models from a '70, '71 and two '72s. Very sweet handling little back road burners. All the best in this project. Rob
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    '79 XS650 caliper piston, brake lines, engine numbers and other ramblings...

    Hey, Got the goods, mounted the master, installed the new stainless piston in the caliper, ran the new stainless braided line, which is too long. Not certain whether I will even use the line holder that is mounted on the fork, the angle is much too severe. I can maybe relocate it up on the...
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    '79 XS650 caliper piston, brake lines, engine numbers and other ramblings...

    It is and I had heard that about the last standard model and I lost a bit of wind in the sails when I discovered the engine swap... It is a wicked good runner, so I still dig it. 🙃 Yup, makes perfect sense. Thanks
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    '79 XS650 caliper piston, brake lines, engine numbers and other ramblings...

    Well, the plot thickens... Do any of you folks know of mis-matched frame and engine numbers or the use of the next generation of an engine series having been installed a previous year model frame...? Or do frame and engine numbers Always match from the factory...? Of course, this could simply...
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    Interesting motorcycles, not XS650

    Makes my left eye twitch... :cautious:o_O:sick: We had a m/c parting joint up here that actually resembled that scene although one could at least Walk through the clutter.
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    '79 XS650 caliper piston, brake lines, engine numbers and other ramblings...

    So this must be the 1980 issue. While waiting for brake parts, I pulled the two covers to have a peek and found the advance mechanisms on the right side and points on the left. Runs great, I'll leave it alone... for now. ;) Thanks, Rob
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    '79 XS650 caliper piston, brake lines, engine numbers and other ramblings...

    The master I found and ordered has the same exit as the one pictured. That rotor looks great. I would love to drill the rotor but, Man, that is a ton of work. Maybe if I had a template for the pattern I could do it here with the drill press that I have but... good winter project.
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    '79 XS650 caliper piston, brake lines, engine numbers and other ramblings...

    So I went with the stainless piston, a stainless braided line which Might be too long, but I'll make it work and a new replacement master. Update in a week or so. Thanks you guys, Rob
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    '79 XS650 caliper piston, brake lines, engine numbers and other ramblings...

    Standard US variant bars and I like them actually. I have been finding a 37" stainless line that would be nearly correct, a little shorter would work but hey, is what it is. Plus, I'd rather the line not have the fittings anodized in blue but whatchagonna do...? :rolleyes:
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    '79 XS650 caliper piston, brake lines, engine numbers and other ramblings...

    Hey guys, I am usually pretty good at rebuild kit for calipers and bleeding, but I was somewhat concerned about the tight-fitting piston and should have stopped right there. I'll pull it back apart and check for whether it is stainless or not, prolly now as it is pitted... @gggGary and @Jim...
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    '79 XS650 caliper piston, brake lines, engine numbers and other ramblings...

    Hey all, Happy Thanksgiving... Is this too soon to replace...? o_O So I pulled the front caliper off the '79 650 to install a rebuild kit that I bought a year ago... can't rush these things ya know. lol It all came apart ok, the seals and retainer went on easily enough, but the piston...
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