Brake Fluid ??'s
blackgpz at rochester.rr.com
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
'02 Daytona 955i
"You Can't Fix Stupid", Ron White
----- Original Message -----
From: "Paul Landry" <p_landry at telus.net>
To: "'Kawasaki GPZ1100 discussion'" <gpzlist at micapeak.com>
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
> 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
> 4 fully Synthetic brake fluid!..
> Has anyone used this? Is it Ok for the GPz or should I try a few other
> shops for the non-synthetic stuff?
> Getting all the parts in prep for winterization of the GPz went to the
> dealer for a new oil filter $12 and after all the discussion about the
> 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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