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View port on master brake cylinder housing on 1983 Honda CB550 Nighhawk has a small hole. Will not hold brake fluid. Any ideas?

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Depending if the hole is in the housing or a seal. if its in the housing drain and remove it you can try some jb weld possible or a metal expoxy yur local high quailty parts store or even a body shop might have some. you could also try and have someone braze the hole. if its in a seal see if your local honda parts dealer can get a rebuild kit

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Http://www.drumhillcycle.com/ , Or clean it with a good brake cleaner, get it very dry and use a good epoxy to patch it up.

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This link below will show you what it looks like,

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This link shows what the brake master cylinder looks like, not installed. You are looking at the back view of it.
From the mounting flange that has a hole on each side, to the tip of that rod sticking out, is a view you will not see.

The photo is to illustrate the top cover, and the wire looking device that holds the cover on.

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A common tool used to move it would be a sturdy flat tip screwdriver.
It is very stiff to move, but be sure you are trying to move it the correct direction.

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You will see two compartments. You will also see that the master cylinder sits at an angle. It's angled toward the back. The back edge of each compartment's rim edge, is what you use to judge the brake fluid level. (1/8th inch below that edge)

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