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PostSubject: Brake fluid    Wed 08 Jun 2011, 11:57

Just a reminder.

check your manual and see if you should change brake fluid.

I do mine every 2 yrs.

Fluid absorbs water from the air, and boils at a lower temp. This gives you spongy brakes and the water will form acids , making damage to calipers and pistons , needing replacement.

Brake fade isn't fun , especially in the mountains or in a panic stop.

Just trying to keep ya'll safe.

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PostSubject: Re: Brake fluid    Wed 08 Jun 2011, 22:11

If you change your own brake fluid, I highly recommend Speed Bleeders from these guys:

http://www.speedbleeder.com/

It makes it an easy job. Just don't overtighten the speed bleeders when you replace the stock bleeders.
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PostSubject: Re: Brake fluid    Wed 08 Jun 2011, 22:39

bigbird wrote:
http://www.speedbleeder.com/

It makes it an easy job. Just don't overtighten the speed bleeders when you replace the stock bleeders.

I got the Stainless Steel Speed Bleeders ( http://www.silverwing600.com/t1038-speedbleeder-part-number-sb8125l#8708 ) to protect against over-tightening.
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PostSubject: Re: Brake fluid    Wed 08 Jun 2011, 23:37

honda_silver wrote:


I got the Stainless Steel Speed Bleeders ( http://www.silverwing600.com/t1038-speedbleeder-part-number-sb8125l#8708 ) to protect against over-tightening.

Overtightening stainless steel speed bleeders can still strip the threaded bosses of the bleeder ports on the calipers. Don't be lulled into a false sense of security by SS speed bleeders.
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