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    Senior Member NSW murf's Avatar
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    Not real sure why they put a window in a master cylinder if its full and doesn't leak well its full or there a bouts even when the brake pads are worn out. It was designed to still have enough fluid even though the pads are shot. A lot of 2 stroke motorbike gear boxes now days don't give you anyway to check them if the right amount of oil is put in and it doesn't leak than it must be full unless the crank seals are leaking Cheers Murf. Anyway we all change our brake fluid every 12 months don't we. DONT WE
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  2. #12
    I'd like to buy two of the sight glasses. what's the best way?

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    Master Cylinder Window

    Quote Originally Posted by GCM1210 View Post
    I'd like to buy two of the sight glasses. what's the best way?
    PM me with your details and I'll post a set to ya!
    $20.00 ea inc postage to KA members

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    I am in for a set! Love your work

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    Senior Member QLD
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    man what a difference that makes top work guys

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    A silly question perhaps would silicone fluid destroy your earlier pieces I have used it in my GSX fronts with no problems performance wise at all it doesn't destroy paint skin etc it is non hydroscopic so no corrosion internally pistons callipers etc readily available what do you reckon

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    Quote Originally Posted by donga View Post
    A silly question perhaps would silicone fluid destroy your earlier pieces I have used it in my GSX fronts with no problems performance wise at all it doesn't destroy paint skin etc it is non hydroscopic so no corrosion internally pistons callipers etc readily available what do you reckon
    Honestly hadnt thought to test it. All the bikes I've done have been Jap to date and they all recommend not using silicone that I have read. Regular DOT3/4 brake fluid is pretty aggressive stuff chemically, so if the silicone is less aggressive , dont see why not.
    The original windows last on the most part 20 plus years and the ones I use I have been doing for a bit over 4 years now so hopefully they will go the 20 plus years as well.
    I might have to get a bottle of silicone fluid and drop one in it and see how it goes.
    i'll post the results up in two years
    One of the prototypes I had machined up was made in some other plastic (in spite of me telling them specifically that it was for brake fluid) and they dissolved within weeks.

  8. #18
    I use Dot5 in all of my old bikes.
    83 Suzuki Katana 1000sd...82 Suzuki Katana 1000s...80 Kawasaki Z1R Mk11...
    83 Kawasaki 750 Turbo...07 Kawasaki ZRX1200r

    https://www.youtube.com/channel/UCwR...PMWegr7Jj-VfMg

  9. #19
    Dot 5, or Dot 5.1?
    5.1 is glycol based and is good shit.
    5 is silicone based and a world of hurt

  10. #20
    Dot 5 yes...no hurting here.
    In saying that...dot 5 from the get go,new rubbers brake lines ect.
    83 Suzuki Katana 1000sd...82 Suzuki Katana 1000s...80 Kawasaki Z1R Mk11...
    83 Kawasaki 750 Turbo...07 Kawasaki ZRX1200r

    https://www.youtube.com/channel/UCwR...PMWegr7Jj-VfMg

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