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Tribalreaper
Posted on Sunday, April 11, 2021 - 03:03 pm:   Edit Post Delete Post View Post/Check IP Print Post    Move Post (Custodian/Admin Only) Ban Poster IP (Custodian/Admin only)

Has anyone tried using the Dot 5 brake fluid instead Dot 4 .
There has been some other Buell owners on other sites that have dun this.
Is the switch worth it, or will there be more problems down the line.
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651lance
Posted on Sunday, April 11, 2021 - 03:16 pm:   Edit Post Delete Post View Post/Check IP Print Post    Move Post (Custodian/Admin Only) Ban Poster IP (Custodian/Admin only)

Do not change between dot 4 and dot 5. There two brake fluids are not interchangeable. Mixing the two types will cause your brake seals to fail and your caliper to lock up. Dot 4 is a better fluid for performance applications.
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Tribalreaper
Posted on Sunday, April 11, 2021 - 04:44 pm:   Edit Post Delete Post View Post/Check IP Print Post    Move Post (Custodian/Admin Only) Ban Poster IP (Custodian/Admin only)

651Lance thanks after more research I am going to 5.1 brake fluid.
Higher boiling point more restraint to moisture and can be used with Dot3 and Dot4
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1_mike
Posted on Sunday, April 11, 2021 - 10:30 pm:   Edit Post Delete Post View Post/Check IP Print Post    Move Post (Custodian/Admin Only) Ban Poster IP (Custodian/Admin only)

NO...DO NOT.
Stick with glycol based fluid..
If you want to try 5.1, go for it, but NOT 5.

Mike
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Mhpalin
Posted on Monday, April 12, 2021 - 11:27 am:   Edit Post Delete Post View Post/Check IP Print Post    Move Post (Custodian/Admin Only) Ban Poster IP (Custodian/Admin only)

Motul 5.1 is awesome and use a big syringe and push it up
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Tribalreaper
Posted on Monday, April 12, 2021 - 06:42 pm:   Edit Post Delete Post View Post/Check IP Print Post    Move Post (Custodian/Admin Only) Ban Poster IP (Custodian/Admin only)

Thank you all for the comments.
Yes I am going to stick with the glycol base .
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