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  • Offline neilb   gb

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    Leaking Front Brake Fluid Reservoir
    on: February 22, 2019, 05:39:33 pm
    February 22, 2019, 05:39:33 pm


    This is my third one and has started leaking today. No doubt my dealer will replace it in double-quick time again. Has anyone else had a problem or am I just an unlucky so-and-so?

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    Re: Leaking Front Brake Fluid Reservoir
    Reply #1 on: February 23, 2019, 08:58:09 am
    February 23, 2019, 08:58:09 am
    Blimey Neil. Think you've just been really unlucky. I could be wrong, but don't believe anyone else has had the same problem.
    Sometimes you need a really crooked road to get your head straight

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    Re: Leaking Front Brake Fluid Reservoir
    Reply #2 on: February 23, 2019, 09:04:26 am
    February 23, 2019, 09:04:26 am
    Unlucky I think Neil  - no problems on mine

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    Re: Leaking Front Brake Fluid Reservoir
    Reply #3 on: February 23, 2019, 01:32:09 pm
    February 23, 2019, 01:32:09 pm
    That is unlucky Neil, you must be using your brakes too much  :008:

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    Re: Leaking Front Brake Fluid Reservoir
    Reply #4 on: February 28, 2019, 04:44:57 pm
    February 28, 2019, 04:44:57 pm
    Mine had a tiny amount of fluid showing (just checked) just below the seal on one side in a very small area, but no significant drips or leaks...now wiped  away.  I will keep an eye on it - thanks for the heads up Neil.  Did your problem start with a small leak and then get worse?

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    Re: Leaking Front Brake Fluid Reservoir
    Reply #5 on: February 28, 2019, 06:06:31 pm
    February 28, 2019, 06:06:31 pm
    Mine leaked, started as a little and became a lot. I had what appeared to be a complete new master cylinder fitted under warranty. The new reservoir cap had much bolder writing on it that stood proud of the cap.

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    Re: Leaking Front Brake Fluid Reservoir
    Reply #6 on: February 28, 2019, 07:02:15 pm
    February 28, 2019, 07:02:15 pm
    Hi YoungF - good info, thanks.  Any chance you could post a pic of your reservoir ?.  Be good to be in the know......cheers

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    Re: Leaking Front Brake Fluid Reservoir
    Reply #7 on: February 28, 2019, 07:27:08 pm
    February 28, 2019, 07:27:08 pm
    So, before going back to the dealer again, I tightened down the two cap screws just a touch. Now, there's no fluid leaking after some 500 miles in the last few days. I'm keeping an eye on it; I've still got just under four months of warranty left.

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    Re: Leaking Front Brake Fluid Reservoir
    Reply #8 on: February 28, 2019, 08:48:55 pm
    February 28, 2019, 08:48:55 pm
    Sorry no picture as Iíve already traded the bike in. I tightened mine up which cured it for a while but then it started again. Seemed to be an issue with the diaphragm rather than the cap and was worse in hot weather. The new one looked much better.

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    Re: Leaking Front Brake Fluid Reservoir
    Reply #9 on: March 01, 2019, 06:56:23 pm
    March 01, 2019, 06:56:23 pm
    neilb do you think it loosened up?  You could put the blue or yellow marking on it to see if the screws are loosening up.