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  • Hmmmm, Looks like Pepsi

    Looks like Pepsi, but should I drink it ? Front brake lever felt a tad grabby last night, so I did some much needed maintance tonight. My brake fluid just seems to change colors overnight, that or I just don't look at the M/C that often.

    To all you who just ride your bike, check the brake and clutch fluid. If it looks like mine......you need to bleed them bad.

    He he he, man I amaze myself sometimes. Let the scolding begin.
    Don't know how it works? Take it apart and find out!

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  • #2
    You should be changing it at least once a year! I run a clear fluid so I know when its time to change, and now that the subject has been brought up it is time for me to change. It is piss yellow right now.


    BTW I just changed it in Jan-Feb

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    • #3
      It doesn't take long to turn into goop


      Now take that warning sticker off
      TLOTM:
      May 2003
      August 2004

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      • #4
        I got the bike in July and just changed it. No doubt it's the orginal stuff. I run a clear fluid in mine also. I can see through the resevoir now.

        I like my warning stickers....curiuos on lookers think I am just some retard on a liter bike, then they see me ride.














        And they still think I am a retard....
        Don't know how it works? Take it apart and find out!

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        • #5
          Just changed my clutch fluid last week and it is black already
          But my brake fluid... changed it lthis weekend
          "Damn... my brain just stopped"

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          • #6
            Just remember: for every warning sticker, there is some dumbass that did EXACTLY THAT
            "Damn... my brain just stopped"

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            • #7
              I dont have one, but my buddy just a mile or two down the road has one of those mighty Vacs That has got to be one of the best tools to have around to do brakes!

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              • #8
                I have heard of one of these such tools, but I like to do things the hard way. Not to bad to do if you keep fluid in the M/C. It's when you have a dry system or an air bubble that a vac bleeder would be very helpful.

                "Do not consume alcohol or drugs when operating this vehicle.....death may result". I swear, if someone is doing this then they deserve to die.

                I would have taken the stickers off tonight but I spent like 2 hours trying to get the previous owers stickers off. Damn vinyl stickers have some stick to 'em. I found a nice surprise under the stickers too. He said it fell in the drive way....looks to me like he tried to use it as a snow sled in a gravel pit. Okay maybe not that bad, but worse than I had expected.
                Don't know how it works? Take it apart and find out!

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                • #9
                  Man we switched my old fluid out in like 15 minutes with a mighty vac. no pumping the lever required. You just pump it and let it pull until the fluid goes clear. (or whatever color your fluid is) And no mess except in the bottle. You have to love that!

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                  • #10
                    I have an SBS brake bleeder. It almost makes the job fun.

                    I like specialty tools. I need more of them
                    "The reasonable man adapts himself to the world; the unreasonable one persists in trying to adapt the world to himself. Therefore, all progress depends on the unreasonable man." - George Bernard Shaw

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                    • #11
                      A trick that a friend showed me is to buy wrist bands and put them over the fluid res holder because the sun light can also make the fluid change colors and go bad...
                      YES it's a V-twin... NO it's not a harley...

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                      • #12
                        look's like pepsi?

                        i can honestly say that it does'nt taste like pepsi, or beer either.........
                        after draining down my brakes......into a conveniently empty beer bottle
                        i had just finished, and then putting it all back together, my buddy and i we're
                        congratulating ourselves on a job well done with another beer(can you see where
                        this is going yet?) i put down said beer on the bench beside bottle with brake
                        fluid in, and of course,picked up the wrong bottle ,
                        all i can say is thankgod for beer, but whatever you do,don't mistake brake fluid for it



                        green is good........!!!!

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                        • #13
                          Originally posted by wazburn
                          A trick that a friend showed me is to buy wrist bands and put them over the fluid res holder because the sun light can also make the fluid change colors and go bad...
                          Yep.. Also keeps condensation and moisture out..
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                          • #14
                            Funny about the clutch fluid. It takes a day or two for it to turn black after changing the fluid. Must be something to do with the lines or seals on that side of the bike. My brake fluid on the front/rear stays clear for a couple of years.
                            Doc

                            Geez my bike sounds funny now

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                            • #15
                              You guys think the bleeders are that great?? I think I may have to go get one now, and say goodbye to my gravity bleeds.
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