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Just replaced master cylinder kit on an 82 model and cant get it to work am i doing something obvious wrong ?

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You need to bleed out the air in the cylinder!
there is a bleed nipple you open on the caliper!
pump lever then hold it & open nipple to release fluid & close it again so it doesnt bleed back!
its a quick process open n close!!
do not let master get too low on fluid
get a helper its a lot easier or buy a bleed kit

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If you're losing fluid from the master cylinder you have an obvious leak somewhere and air is getting into the system.

Most leaks occur from the clutch SLAVE cylinder as it does all the work .. If there's no leak from the clutch slave cylinder, suspect the seals inside. It's like a bicycle pump ..the seal inside wears and it won't pump..

You may be able to get an overhaul kit. I'm in the UK .. but here's an Ebay link for a slave cylinder overhaul kit just to show you what it looks like:
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The easiest way of doing this is to make sure the reservoir is fill of fluid, crawl underneath the car with a spanner/wrench, place a rag over the bleed point and get somebody to pump the pedal a couple of times while you undo then tighten the bleed nut.

If it's not the slave cylinder at fault- then it's the master cylinder. Master cylinders also have a 'piston' and rubber seals which wear/perish.
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This is unusual as I ride a 1994 model and have yet to have to rebuild the master cylinders. But, if they are leaking, it's time for a rebuild. You can buy the rebuild kits either through Harley or aftermarket. Simply disassemble the master cylinders, lightly hone the bores with a flex hone, and install the new kit. Make sure you use the correct type of brake fluid and do not mix different types of fluid. This may be what is wrong with your master cylinders now, mixed brake fluid. If it looks like someone blew their nose in your master cylinders, that's what happened. In this case, once you get the master cylinders rebuilt, you need the bleed the system throughly to clean out the calipers and hose as well.

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REMOVING
Removing the master cylinder is really simple, only requiring a few steps. Keep in mind that brake fluid will eat the paint of the car. So use a plastic or vinyl type fender cover to protect the vehicle's paint. Brake fluid is water soluble so if you should get some on the paint, wash it off with plenty of water as quickly as possible.
  1. Using a siphon, an old turkey baster works great, empty the master cylinder reservoir and dispose of the old brake fluid in the proper manner.
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