Welcome to NESR! Most features of this site require registration, including replying to threads, sending private messages, starting new threads, and uploading files. Click here to register.

Results 1 to 12 of 12

brake fluid

  1. #1
    NOT laughing with you {~; bemused's Avatar
    Join Date
    Jun 2002
    Location
    Deer Island, OR
    Age
    62
    Posts
    3,375

    brake fluid

    I know there's a raging debate about auto v. bike oil... but how about brake fluid?

    is there any significant difference between Galfer DOT4 fluid & whatever's on sale @ Pep Boys DOT4 for a spirited-but-non-racing guy like myself?

    0 Not allowed! Not allowed!
    WWSD? (what would Sneakers do?)
    "for every credibility gap, there is a gullibility fill"
    jeff f
    '97 RF900R

  2. #2
    "aaah!" Matt K's Avatar
    Join Date
    Oct 2002
    Location
    Acton MA
    Posts
    555

    brake fluid

    not really. There are differences in brake fluids (even within the DOT categories) but for us not hardcore racers it probably won't matter.

    check this out

    0 Not allowed! Not allowed!
    "Balls," I said. "Never mind the track. The track is for punks. We are Road People. We are Cafe Racers."

    - Hunter S Thompson

    2 x 82 GS 650, '94 RM 80

  3. #3
    NOT laughing with you {~; bemused's Avatar
    Join Date
    Jun 2002
    Location
    Deer Island, OR
    Age
    62
    Posts
    3,375

    Thumbs up brake fluid

    thanx, Matt... interesting thread. might hafta have a look @ the ATE fluid, price doesn't seem to be outta line...

    0 Not allowed! Not allowed!
    WWSD? (what would Sneakers do?)
    "for every credibility gap, there is a gullibility fill"
    jeff f
    '97 RF900R

  4. #4
    Kosher Assassin Stoneman's Avatar
    Join Date
    May 2001
    Location
    Center Barnstead, NH
    Posts
    1,126,731

    brake fluid

    Personally Jeff, I tend to use what the manufacturer suggests for things like this. They say use plain ol' DOT 4, that's what I use. I just go to my local McAutoparts cookie-cutter store and get whatever it is they carry. Hell! For 3 or 4 bucks, why fuck around?

    0 Not allowed! Not allowed!
    Did you grit your teeth and try to look like Clint Fuckin' Eastwood?
    Or did you lisp it all hangfisted like a fuckin' flower?

  5. #5
    NOT laughing with you {~; bemused's Avatar
    Join Date
    Jun 2002
    Location
    Deer Island, OR
    Age
    62
    Posts
    3,375

    brake fluid

    y'know, Jay... that makes some sense (who woulda figgered it?). now that I gots me a MityVac, I should be a bit better about changing out fluid... so how long it lasts ceases to be an issue...

    thanx for the reality check!

    0 Not allowed! Not allowed!
    WWSD? (what would Sneakers do?)
    "for every credibility gap, there is a gullibility fill"
    jeff f
    '97 RF900R

  6. #6
    Dic on
    Join Date
    Aug 2001
    Posts
    15,066

    brake fluid

    Originally posted by Matt K
    not really. There are differences in brake fluids (even within the DOT categories) but for us not hardcore racers it probably won't matter.

    check this out
    I got news for you, for us racer-types it doesn't matter either.

    I use dot 3 and 4 compatible synthetic from Pep-Boys and I can out-brake anyone else on a 600 into turn 1.

    Degsy

    0 Not allowed! Not allowed!
    "Too bad ponies are assholes."

    OXX

  7. #7
    Kosher Assassin Stoneman's Avatar
    Join Date
    May 2001
    Location
    Center Barnstead, NH
    Posts
    1,126,731

    brake fluid

    Originally posted by Degsy
    I use dot 3 and 4 compatible synthetic from Pep-Boys and I can out-brake anyone else on a 600 into turn 1.
    Not for long....

    0 Not allowed! Not allowed!
    Did you grit your teeth and try to look like Clint Fuckin' Eastwood?
    Or did you lisp it all hangfisted like a fuckin' flower?

  8. #8
    Dic on
    Join Date
    Aug 2001
    Posts
    15,066

    brake fluid

    Originally posted by Stoneman
    Not for long....

    0 Not allowed! Not allowed!
    "Too bad ponies are assholes."

    OXX

  9. #9
    guy on the vintage Yamaha Rice-rocket1's Avatar
    Join Date
    May 2002
    Location
    New Bedford, MA
    Age
    54
    Posts
    1,670

    brake fluid

    Originally posted by Stoneman
    Not for long....
    ROTFLMAO

    Ya, right,

    0 Not allowed! Not allowed!
    My ride's

    95 FZR 1000
    19xx DOUBLE "D"
    (sold) 02 CBR600 F4i (track bike)
    06 Chevy Supercharged Cobalt SS

  10. #10
    Kosher Assassin Stoneman's Avatar
    Join Date
    May 2001
    Location
    Center Barnstead, NH
    Posts
    1,126,731

    brake fluid

    (x2)

    Why is it that racers never seem to think that the new guy can learn the same tricks to getting around NHIS as they have?

    0 Not allowed! Not allowed!
    Did you grit your teeth and try to look like Clint Fuckin' Eastwood?
    Or did you lisp it all hangfisted like a fuckin' flower?

  11. #11
    ultrabuddy twrayinma's Avatar
    Join Date
    Apr 2002
    Location
    albukoikee
    Posts
    4,674

    brake fluid

    well, when "the new guy" is you, it's a pretty safe bet.


    (sez the cripple)

    0 Not allowed! Not allowed!
    The only "intuitive" interface is the nipple.

  12. #12
    Kosher Assassin Stoneman's Avatar
    Join Date
    May 2001
    Location
    Center Barnstead, NH
    Posts
    1,126,731

    brake fluid


    0 Not allowed! Not allowed!
    Did you grit your teeth and try to look like Clint Fuckin' Eastwood?
    Or did you lisp it all hangfisted like a fuckin' flower?

Similar Threads

  1. black crud in brake fluid
    By Punjistick in forum Bike Maintenance
    Replies: 7
    Last Post: 10-23-06, 04:02 PM
  2. Funky clutch fluid
    By Tricky Mike in forum Bike Maintenance
    Replies: 14
    Last Post: 09-27-06, 08:19 PM
  3. Brake fluid etc.
    By OreoGaborio in forum General Bike Related
    Replies: 12
    Last Post: 11-11-05, 02:58 PM
  4. brake fluid
    By double agent in forum Bike Maintenance
    Replies: 8
    Last Post: 04-23-05, 03:56 PM
  5. ATF (tranny fluid) in my forks?!?!?!?!
    By wastedincome420 in forum Bike Maintenance
    Replies: 10
    Last Post: 08-01-03, 08:28 AM

Posting Permissions

  • You may not post new threads
  • You may not post replies
  • You may not post attachments
  • You may not edit your posts
  •