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Offline Skaterboy

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What DOT4 brake fluid recommended for Uk bike
on: January 13, 2020, 12:58:12 PM
Hi guys
Can anyone recommend what Dot 4 brake fluid for a UK bike??Thanks

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Re: What DOT4 brake fluid recommended for Uk bike
Reply #1 on: January 13, 2020, 01:09:45 PM
Anything with DOT 4 on the label  :038:

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Re: What DOT4 brake fluid recommended for Uk bike
Reply #2 on: January 13, 2020, 08:41:34 PM
*Originally Posted by SimonS1KR [+]
Anything with DOT 4 on the label  :038:

Exactly, I use auto parts store branded ones such as Advance Auto Parts. For $7 USD I flush my brakes. As long as it meets DOT4 specs I'm fine with it. Haven't any brake fade even on track.

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Re: What DOT4 brake fluid recommended for Uk bike
Reply #3 on: February 24, 2020, 10:41:48 PM
One think I would do, change it every year. It is easy and keeps most of the moisture out with frequent changes. If you want to go up scale a little get ATE 200. Even further up the scale is Motul 5.1  (this is a glorified dot 4 fluid)
I used to use ATE but it only came in liter containers here so now I use Motul, but ATE 200 is a great fluid with a bit higher boiling point if you like to go nuts in the mountains. When you are changing your brake fluid, before you push your pucks back clean them with 99% isopropyl alcohol and let dry completely. It gets all the crud on the sides of the piston pucks out and keeps your seals safe. The spray brake cleaner is a little harsh on your seals. CRC sells this purity of isopropyl alcohol in a spray can. I have a jug of it as it is a bit cheaper by the gallon. I use those little "acid" paint brushes and then a quick spray from the CRC can for the spots I could not get too with the pads still installed.
Last Edit: February 24, 2020, 10:43:01 PM by beech

 



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