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Old 08-26-2009, 10:38 AM   #1
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front brake fluid reservoir

What are ya'll using to hold up your front brake fluid reservoir? I was using the stock bracket bent all to , but apparently this fatigued the metal, and broke last night. Just looking for something better.
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I guess I should have added that I'm running vortex clipons. I was using the "right part" and had to bend the out of it to get it to clear the fairing.
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I guess I should have added that I'm running vortex clipons. I was using the "right part" and had to bend the out of it to get it to clear the fairing.
http://www.yoyodyneti.com/ProductInf...productid=YB50

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I guess I should have added that I'm running vortex clipons. I was using the "right part" and had to bend the out of it to get it to clear the fairing.
oh....that was good info to have
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I make my own from aluminum flat stock. I use zip ties to secure it too so it breaks the zip ties instead of the reservior and bracket in a crash
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CMRA doesn't complain about zip-tied reservoirs
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No... why should they?
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No... why should they?
Seems like they'd have a higher potential of seperating from the bike during a crash?
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Seems like they'd have a higher potential of seperating from the bike during a crash?
Yeah, that's why I use zip ties as I mentioned above, the chances of the reservoir itself being ruptured is actually less if it seperates easily from the mount. If the reservoir rips off the bike with a solid mount (which is more likely) it's going to spill the fluid just the same

It's only a coupld of ounces anyway, it's not like quarts of oil.
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Cool...so I guess I'm sticking with the zip ties...cuz I installed Woodcraft Clip On's and they had no place for the reservoir mount...I even bought the "woodcraft brake reservoir mounting bracket" for $20. It was supposed to mount to the triple tree bolts and provide a place to mount the brake reservoir...but that wound up being $20 down the drain...unless I get a brake reservoir hose that's twice as long...I'll just stick with the zip ties
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