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Old 09-30-2011, 06:10 PM   #1
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Question front brake fluid reservoir cover...insert?

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This week on ebay I found some bling for my Kawa EX 500: a smoke colored replacement windscreen (looks great), and a chrome front brake fluid reservoir cover. Changing out this cover from the original: I found the rubber insert would not fit with the new chrome cover. I put it on anyway, without the insert. Question: is this insert important, or is the brake system ok as long as it is tight and does not leak? I only spent ten bucks on this bling, so it is not a big cost, but it is pretty.

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Old 09-30-2011, 06:16 PM   #2
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You need to have the rubber insert.
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Old 09-30-2011, 09:40 PM   #3
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Not only does the rubber insert act as a gasket, but it's there to keep air from getting into the master cylinder as the fluid level goes down due to brake pad wear. It needs to be in there.
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Old 10-01-2011, 08:35 AM   #4
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Thanks to both of you! I replaced the original gaskets and metal cover, and checked the brake for softness and leaks. Time to go ride!
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