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IT'S MORE THAN JUST OIL. IT'S LIQUID ENGINEERING.

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CHECKING YOUR MOTORCYCLE'S BREAK FLUID

Checking motorcycle brake fluid regularly is essential to your safety. Follow these simple steps to check your brake fluid, and top it off if necessary.

How to check motorcycle brake fluid

Checking your motorcycle brake fluid

Brake fluid, also known as brake oil, is one of the most essential factors in keeping you safe out on the road. It doesn't simply turn pressure on your brake lever or pedal into compression of the brake callipers, it also has the ability to withstand high temperatures and to protect and lubricate the entire braking system.

 

We don't recommend changing your brake fluid as a DIY job, as the consequences of failing to properly bleed air out of the system can be very serious.

 

However, you should visually check the level in your brake fluid reservoir at least once a week, and top it off with the appropriate specification of brake fluid if the level falls below the top mark.

 

It's also a good idea to take the cap off the reservoir every month or two, simply to visually inspect the fluid. If it's still good, it will be glossy and semi-transparent. If it looks dirty in any way, it's a good idea to get your local mechanic or auto workshop to change the fluid for you.

 

Please also note that before removing the filler cap for a visual inspection of your brake fluid, there is usually a small screw that needs to be removed. You should then hold the reservoir as well as the cap when removing and replacing it, as these parts can become brittle and breaking them is an expensive business. Also, remember to replace the cap screw after every inspection or top-off.

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