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My brake cylinder seems to be missing a part or is toast. I'm not sure what happened, but one day I was getting ready to take off and I always check my bike before I leave and i had no front brakes. the hand lever does not make contact with anything. Am I missing a part or do I need a new cylinder?

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Have you got any signs of fluid leaking? Take of the master cylinder cap and check the level. If this is ok try the folowing:
Bleed the brakes - simple, loads of methods on the net.
Clamp the hose just before the master cylinder. Do you get pressure at the lever? If yes, the master cylinder is working and the problem may be with the caliper.
If you are not happy with working on the brakes, take it to a mechanic, you dont want to get it wrong,
Good luck

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