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Powersports Master Cylinders from Wilwood

Powersports Master Cylinders from Wilwood

Wilwood has been making parts for powersports - motorcycles, ATVs, snowmobiles, UTVs, go-karts - for 30 years and is an OEM supplier for several companies. Our powersports product line runs... Read More

Single Master Cylinders from Wilwood

The Department of Transportation required street-driven vehicles to have two redundant hydraulic brake systems in 1967, so all street cars in the US use a tandem master cylinder. Single outlet... Read More
Single Master Cylinders from Wilwood
Troubleshooting - Tandem Master Cylinder with No Fluid/No Pressure to the Rear

Troubleshooting - Tandem Master Cylinder with No Fluid/No Pressure to the Rear

Common complaints to our tech line involve no pressure to the rear brake lines. With a dual circuit/tandem M/C this issue has a common cause - the rear piston not fully returning to its proper resting position. Customers often think they have a defective M/C but that’s not it. For the M/C to build pressure properly, the piston's primary seal must retract past the compensating port, and the rear of the piston rest on the snap ring.