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Old Jun 24th 2012, 09:59 PM   #1
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Really Dark Brake Fluid!!!

Anyone dealing with significantly dark brake fluid, both of my resivors are super dark!!!

Forza Azzurri!!
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Old Jun 24th 2012, 11:31 PM   #2
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Tis the first lot of fluids to go through them.

If you're worried, give 'em a flush with some new gear and they'll probably be fine.
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Old Jun 25th 2012, 01:59 AM   #3
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All three of mine were getting dark rather soon...the clutch and rear brake at a faster rate. I asked my dealer if that was normal and he said yes. Either way I put some fresh fluid in...made me feel better.
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Old Jun 25th 2012, 02:09 AM   #4
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This happened to me relatively quickly (during the first 1,200-mile weekend) and then the clutch failed at or about 1,700 miles. It is heat related.

I solved the issue by putting in new fluids; however, a few days later I had my bike into the shop to have the Termi full-system installed and they replaced the fluids with Motul 660 high-temperature hydraulic fluid, which appears to be working.

The only down-side is that the Motul 660 is about $33 a bottle instead of $4 a bottle for the usual hydraulic fluid.
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Old Jun 25th 2012, 08:13 AM   #5
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Motul 660 also is far more hydroscopic than standard DOT fluid and needs to be replaced far more often. (And once you open a bottle by the time you need to use it again the 'new' fluid will no longer be good....well, probably good enough for the street if stored/sealed properly I wouldn't depend on it at the track.)
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Good to know, thanks for the tips!!
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Old Jun 25th 2012, 10:22 AM   #7
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Originally Posted by Ducati Dreams View Post
All three of mine were getting dark rather soon...the clutch and rear brake at a faster rate. I asked my dealer if that was normal and he said yes. Either way I put some fresh fluid in...made me feel better.
Same here.
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Old Jun 25th 2012, 11:26 AM   #8
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Motul should start selling fluid in motorbike-friendly quantities.
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