Join Date: May 2002
Location: littlest biggest city in the west. (is that right?)
Motorcycle: kawazuki CB-R1
Re: Changing Brake Fluid
I'd say changing it every 2 years would be just fine if you're not taking it to the track. Once it gets darker than a good scotch is my rule of thumb.
Use 3/8" fuel line to go from the bleeder to any old container you have handy. Keep pressure on the brake lever with one hand and use the wrench to slowly loosen the bleeder with the other. Just crack the bleeder open. As the lever gets near the bar (not all the way in) close off the bleeder. Repeat until the reservoir is almost empty - you'll get into a rhythm while doing it. Refill the res with fresh fluid. Once you've filled the res 3 times go to the other caliper and repeat. Fill the res only twice this time. Top off the res, clean up, and go ride.
I use the Prestone DOT 4 in any auto store. $6 for the big bottle. And yes, I close the bottle and save what I don't use for next time (or the car, or whatever).
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Last edited by easter bunny; 03-10-2009 at 03:55 PM.