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Old 11-29-2007, 09:50 AM   #1
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Reservoir Covers

Whats the true purpose of this with some of the AMA bikes and so on?

On my way riding to work this morning I noticed what looked like water droplets under my wind screen and on my gauge cluster. Turned out my front brake reservoir cover backed off about a 6th of a turn and was letting the fluid spray out.

Just curious if one of these covers, the wrist band things, would possibly prevent of minimize any of this in the future. The cover has a metal clip that holds it in place, but as I found out today, that doesn't mean much for it not backing off just enough to leak.
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Old 11-29-2007, 09:51 AM   #2
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prevents that plus keeps sunlight from degrading the brake fluid.
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Old 11-29-2007, 09:52 AM   #3
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I've always used a terry cloth wrist band.
If the bike goes down, it'll help contain the fluid if the resrvoir is damaged.
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They'll prevent temperature changes to the extreme ends, which will cut down on the possibility of moisture condensation. It will help with a minor leak like you asked about, but it won't hold too much fluid. Hopefully would hold as much as you gave in your example.
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Sunlight doesn't really degrade the fluid.

Heat from your brakes and moisture absorption though porous rubber lines is what deteriorates brake fluid.
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