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Old 12-06-2008, 12:09 PM   #1
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Old 12-06-2008, 12:18 PM   #2
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the only thing i can confrim on that is you can use brake fluid for the clutch , its hydrolic fluid
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Hi D. Dot 4 fluid is best but not silicone fluid, dot 3 is ok but has a lower boiling point, Antifreeze car antifreeze for aluminum engines is ok, but bike specific fluid is best they say, BUT the blinker fluid is verrry critical be sure and use fluid designed for fast flashing, the slow flashing fluid shorts out the muffler bearings, lots of people overthink this, just use quality fluids oil brake and coolant, most car stuff is ok, especially on a dinosour, now if I had a new Ducati Desmo then I would only use stuff they recommend, Oh yes brake fluid in the clutch is ok, I,m sure your dot 3 stuff would be fine, U are not gonna be braking sooo hard U need dot 4, really unless U are racing it.
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I wouldn't use old brake fluid, I've heard it will break down after it's been open and sitting on the shelf. As for the rest, you already know to hit up Sunny for what u need!! Sunny's FTMFW!!!!
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Cool, sounds like you got it all under control!!
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Old brake fluid will absorb moisture from the air as soon as it's opened. Use only fresh/unopened fluid.
DOT 4 is better if you are doing a lot of track days but 3 will be fine.
The problem with the moisture is it will cause corrosion in the master cylinder and piston bores. If it gets bad enough, under hard use it can become vapor and cause brake drag.
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i just did my brake fluid and even with a complete flush i only used 1.5 of the small Kawi bottles of dot 3/dot4 fluid.
I did Engine Ice for coolant though. So far so good, there has been one day warm enough since then to see me sitting at a light for way too long at just over 70 air temp, and it used to climb to 230 like that now its more like 210-215.
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can I use the open bottle to flush out the old stuff or should i just toss it and use only the new bottle?


I would personally only use the new stuff. I run Motul RBF though. I have to do mine this weekend too.
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