Join Date: Aug 2011
Location: Canberra-ish, Australia
Slave Cyl vs Master Cyl
The terms "master cylinder" and "slave cylinder" often come up when discussing hydraulics. I thought I had figured out the meaning of the terms but now I'm not so sure...
On our bikes, isn't the slave cylinder down by the brake disc (i.e. it pushes the brake pads) and the master cylinder would be the one driven by the brake lever?
The reason I ask is that I have seen banjo bleeders for sale that are described as "replacing the banjo bolt at the master cylinder."
What is it that I am not getting here ? Have I got it all back to front?