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I understand that the 2004 Boss has a new mastercylinder design. Does anyone have any thoughts on this change in design compared to the odler model :biker3:
 

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Tom,

Saw them at Sturgis. They moved the resevoir to the frame tube, up and behind the right side panel. The use a small actuator cylinder at the foot lever.

Thinking was to get it away from the heat of the exhaust I guess.

According to Mark, retrofit to pre-'04 was not option without major changes and expense.

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I talked to Doug at Reno about it fitting the older bikes and he said it could as long as the bike had the sliders (01 thro 03) but would need to change the right slider. I looked at it close and don't think it would be a big deal but it sure didn't look worth the cost and time.

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Tim/Adrian

Thanks for the info. I was at the Hartford Expo Center bike show in Hartford CT when I saw a bike from Stamford Boss Hoss had on display. Bruce was telling me about the latest up dates on the 2004 model. I didn't think to ask him why they changed the mastercylinder. I'm glad to see they are making mods every year to improve the bike.

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nothing new there, Harley has been doing that setup for years.. You could easy adapt the fluid reservoir and master cylinder from an FXST if you wanted that setup. After market parts are cheap, the only problem would be fabing a bracket and welding it to the frame for the cylinder and that is no big deal.
 

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I noticed that in Daytona for Octoberfest down the factory setup. I talked to Mark about it. He did not say "why" they moved it but I am guessing Adrian and Tim are right ... heat issues. I liked the cleaner look having the master cylinder tucked away. I asked him about parts for conversion and was told in the neighborhood of $300 or so. It would work on any bike that has the "slider" controls (not sure what year they started that). I'll probably swap mine just for personal preference but I have other "mods" I want first so it will wait for now.
 

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For members of the BHRA :idea: there is a quarterly magazine. In the fall edition is an article about all the changes on the 04 models and also a picture of the new setup. :wink:
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The slider was started in 2001 and are neat. I cut both of my foot pegs off of my 2000 and set it up with the sliders last year. If I had have known how good they worked I would have done it when the idea first came out. It is not difficult and comes with all the parts you need to convert. One of the main things it does is put the master cylinder back away from the header and keeps it much cooler.
No more foot peg extensions, more chrome and so forth.
Adrian

Man it's cold here to.
 

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Adrian said:
The slider was started in 2001 and are neat. I cut both of my foot pegs off of my 2000 and set it up with the sliders last year. If I had have known how good they worked I would have done it when the idea first came out. It is not difficult and comes with all the parts you need to convert. One of the main things it does is put the master cylinder back away from the header and keeps it much cooler.
No more foot peg extensions, more chrome and so forth.
Adrian

Man it's cold here to.
I may have to do that. I need to get my feet about 2" forward and then it will be perfect.
 

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You would love it and makes it so simple to move the foot pegs. If I were doing it now I would get the sliders and the new Master cylinder but I would look into the Harley one as stated by Fast Eddie. The factory sends you the sliders, 4 pipes to got through the frame for the bolts,and the bolts, Master cylinder and foot pedal with linkage. In your case you could modify your pedal and linkage then have it all chromed.
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I don't remember for sure but give Levi a call and he will give you the amount. The sliders were about $50 for both but the Master cylinder was the most. When I had my accident and ground off one side I had to do something. I had wanted to do it for some time so when this happened the timing was good.
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I heard that was the main reason for the sliders , If you went down with the solid mount pegs and bent them , you are looking at some major straighting and probably welding plus new pegs , shifter or brake , probably a new master cylinder etc. to get back on the road. With the sliders it would be at most just buying new sliders , pegs , shifter or brake pedal , all bolt on repair at least in those areas . The rest of the repairs would depend on how bad you go down . So keep the shiney side up .
 
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