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post #1 of 5 (permalink) Old 01-02-2012, 06:24 PM Thread Starter
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After seeing A.flegra photos of a single joint reservoir for clutch and front brake fluids it suggests a lot of questions. Just how much fluid is required for each? Could we not use a smaller (rear) reservoir for the front brake in stead of the larger mostly seen? Or even just one reservoir and a "Y" splitting the lines into two. Or is it a temperature issue for the brakes? Then use the 5.1 to lower it?
I've seen it done with a 916/96 race bike also. If your racing or raising the F4 clip ons it will give you the clearance needed. Just i thought. BobL.

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You really need very little fluid in the reservoir. Some custom bikes just have a few centimeters of clear hose with a cap for a reservoir....Of course, if you are racing you will need a little more reserve....as brake pads wear the fluid level drops.

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I was given one a while ago by a guy who bought one but had the OEM Master-cylinders, he did not buy the reservoir adapters and could not figure out how to fit the item. It takes about 60-70cc if memory serves me right, which is roughly double the usual brake M/C, I think mine is 30cc and 15cc for clutch.

Because I bleed my brakes twice on a weekend it can become quite a bit of fluid to replace every-time, and the reservoir is quite big which start interfering with rev-counter and lap timer etc.

I sent it back to the fella and helped him install the adapter plates for the OEM master-cylinders and he loves it. He made a really nice bracket that you don't see over the top and it work well for road use.

http://www.performanceparts.de/MV-AG.../CLUTCH-BRAKE/

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i just ran a clear hose on my rear brake as par racing bikes
believe it or not there easnt much less fluid in the hose and i can get to it easy its to top up now as well and keep an eye on it

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i just ran a clear hose on my rear brake as par racing bikes
believe it or not there easnt much less fluid in the hose and i can get to it easy its to top up now as well and keep an eye on it
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