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PostPosted: Wed Jan 11, 2012 11:09 pm 
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Thanks all dot 4 it is then :D


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PostPosted: Wed Jan 11, 2012 11:13 pm 
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Not my department, but I think I remember reading somewhere that dot5 is better for bikes. The reasoning being the reservoir being small, the dot5 is less likely to boil than dot 4. If a small amount of fluid is doing a lot of stopping this seems logical? None of my brakes have ever been disc though.


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PostPosted: Thu Jan 12, 2012 10:54 am 
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I use DOT5 for the simple reason that if you get a leak, a burst or damaged hose, or simply are hamfisted and slightly drunk whilst working on your brakes, it won't damage the paint on your bike like DOT 4 will if not removed quickly.

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oh and cyfa....dot 4 absorbs water from the air so buying and keeping a big bottle may not be wise.


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PostPosted: Thu Jan 12, 2012 4:13 pm 
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jamabikes wrote:
oh and cyfa....dot 4 absorbs water from the air so buying and keeping a big bottle may not be wise.


Yeah you are right on that one buddy.
I was working with dot 4 the other day and i ended up feeling sick and had a sore throat.
So i threw what little i had left in the bin , as all my stuff is stored in
my apartment and not a good idea really.

well looks like i might got for dot 5.1 :roll:


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