Brake Fluid ??'s
p_landry at telus.net
Fri Nov 9 21:19:00 PST 2007
Ok.. I have not personally done a brake fluid change in a while.
Was out today to buy some new brake fluid for the GPz so that I can install
the new SS brake lines and speed bleeders when I have the bike apart for
winterizing and to accommodate the handle bar risers I got from Dave D.
Thought I had read in the past that DOT 5 Synthetic was not a good choice
for the GPz. Something to do with seal/piston/ring/etc compatibility.
Manual and master cylinder covers say DOT 4 only. Now the puzzle.. I
thought only DOT 5 was synthetic but I found on the shelves today DOT 3 and
4 fully Synthetic brake fluid!..
Has anyone used this? Is it Ok for the GPz or should I try a few other auto
shops for the non-synthetic stuff?
Getting all the parts in prep for winterization of the GPz went to the local
dealer for a new oil filter $12 and after all the discussion about the crush
washers on the oil plugs thought I would get 2 of those as well.. I was
charged, are you ready.. $2.50 for the two of them!.. I suppose someone
has to pay for that nice new building!.. ;-)
Paul W. Landry
P_Landry at telus.net
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