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post #1 of 16 Old 07-16-2005, 09:31 AM Thread Starter
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brake fluid recomendations?

Hey all,
I'm going to install braided lines today.
Anyone have any suggestions for the fluid.
I have some dot 4 maxima stuff, and thats what I usualy use.

The reason I ask is its the same fluid I've been using in my track bike and dirt bike.
I've noticeed brake fade in my track bike not sure if it's the fluied or pads etc...
I'm curious what other folks have had good luck with...
Thanks in advance.

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Any DOT 4 will work. Brake fluid doesn't affect brake fade. When your fluid boils the brakes just go away.
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Put the MOTUL 600 in mine, and Castrol in DB's, both seem to work great.

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i have them on my bike. i put sny in mine. they work and look sweet at the same time.
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Whatever you do, don't use car brakefluid in a motorcycle . . . it will make yer clutch slip!
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Motul RBF600 and Castrol SRF and both very good.

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I use the Valvoline stuff because it is cheap and available. Notice the difference in the wet and dry boiling point. Change your brake fluid often if you use your brakes hard. Me, I have never experience brake failure from fluid boil (fingers crossed).
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Thanks for the info boys.
I think I'm gonna wait on the brake lines
I just got back from getting a custom map done and Fuck its hot !!!!!

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I run the Motul 5.1 and have not had any probs with it. I have the braided lines also...

I about fell out of my chair when someone said dont worry about brake fluid as it doesnt affect brake fade. Brake fuild is the number one reason you can get brake fade. Once the fuild reached its boiling point then brake fade will be easier to achieve and then add in on that glazed over pads and rotors and it is something that no one want to see when they are grabbing the binders in a hurry.

Change your fluid out at least once a year, you can do it by yourself and it only takes maybe 30 mins to do it. Brake fluid is hydoscopic, meaning at attracts and absorbs water. As it heat cycles the water contaminates the brake fluid causing it to get dark in color. The water in the system then starts corrosion in the system. Bike do not see it as bad as cars, as the cars have more steel products in the brake system than cars.
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