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post #1 of 89 Old 01-04-2006, 08:13 PM Thread Starter
 
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10R brake fluid??

So I read about how the brake is supposed to be bad and should change to brembo or nissin master cyl. Well I talked to a former GP racer who is now a kawi mech and he said it is a stock fluid problem. He says the fluid heats up and boils so by changing the fluid it will kill the problem, that plus the new lines...

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im going outside with a stick of dynomyte
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I'm running synthetic Motul fluid and ss lines the Brakes work fine even on super hot August days at the Track

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Why the stick of TNT?
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That is only part of the prob, the other part say you hvae done those upgrades is once the fluid gets hot it tends to bleed by the seals in the master cylinder and cause brake fade.
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That is only part of the prob, the other part say you hvae done those upgrades is once the fluid gets hot it tends to bleed by the seals in the master cylinder and cause brake fade.
not having a problem with that at all

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I just wanted to hear the take on the fluid....heat boil comment...From what he said you change the fluid it wont get nearly as hot. That being said the seals would not become a problem...
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I just wanted to hear the take on the fluid....heat boil comment...From what he said you change the fluid it wont get nearly as hot. That being said the seals would not become a problem...
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So I read about how the brake is supposed to be bad and should change to brembo or nissin master cyl. Well I talked to a former GP racer who is now a kawi mech and he said it is a stock fluid problem. He says the fluid heats up and boils so by changing the fluid it will kill the problem, that plus the new lines...

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I tried everything. I changed the fluid, no change. Then the lines, got a little better. Then the pads, more bite but no real change in lever travel. Nothing kept the brakes from becoming less effective and the brake lever squashing my fingers after a couple sessions at trackdays. I'm doing the 636 mod this weekend. Hopefully, this will fix the problem come springtime.
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I used the NAPA DOT 4 fluid with no problems at all on my 6RR. You can feel it heat up and expand during the first use of the breaks but thats it. I don't have any fade problems. I'm using Bremo pads with SS lines.
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