High Temperature Racing Brake Fluid

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Question: can I use high temperature racing brake fluid in my Vintage? Thanks.

Sharon 7 years 12 Answers 1616 views 0

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    As long as it is Dot 4 and not Dot 5 (silicone fluid) I dont see why not. The question is why?

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    I was riding the tail of the dragon. Hit the brakes a few times going into the tight curves and downshifting. Since the curves were close in sequence it seemed that the brake fluid was heating up and I was getting a soft rear brake pedal. I thought this may help that situation in the future while driving roads like these ???

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    Sharon, your brake fluid was just changed call me when you can.

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    Heavy braking will cause the pads to heat up way sooner than the fluid. On a relatively short ride like the tail, I would suspect the pads/rotors heating up made the brakes feel mushy as opposed to the fluid.

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    And by the way…Nice KM

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    Thank you, Doug!

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    Sharon, you are welcome. Seeing that it is a KM, it may take Dot 5 fluid. I looked at SL specs before I saw what you ride.

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    Doug, I just spoke with Robert, who worked on the bike this spring. The problem was the user, me, and my riding style! Lol.

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    Sharon i had some brake fluid overheating issues on my Km’s and i used DOT6 which is high temparature racing fluid. It solved my rear brakeoverheating problem and has never been a problem.

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    Be sure to wear gloves so you don’t spill any of that hot fluid on you

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    And what are you experiencing which makes you think it is necessary?

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    Why would you?

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