Brake Fluid ??'s

Steve Northrop blackgpz at
Sat Nov 10 09:38:45 PST 2007

I use Motul RBF600 fluid. Highest wet/dry boiling points I could find in a 
DOT 3/4 compatible brake fluid.

Steve in Western NY
'96 GPZ1100
'02 Daytona 955i
"You Can't Fix Stupid", Ron White

----- Original Message ----- 
From: "Paul Landry" <p_landry at>
To: "'Kawasaki GPZ1100 discussion'" <gpzlist at>
Sent: Saturday, November 10, 2007 12:19 AM
Subject: Brake Fluid ??'s

> 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!..  ;-)
> Thx..
> Paul W. Landry
> P_Landry at 

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