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Steve Blackdog

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Steve Blackdog

Hello all

 

After a year gathering dust, I took the NC700X for a run today and there is a lot of rear brake travel. 
 

So I need to do a brake fluid service. I want to use a decent fluid.  If I recall correctly, it needs to be DOT4. 

I used Pagid when I last did the brakes on the VW Fox, which is good value for money and lasts well. However, I am not looking to save a couple of quid on anything with two wheels, as opposed to 4.   What make do people rate?
 

Cheers

 

steve


 

 

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I know nothing, but it wouldn't surprise me if it was all the same stuff with different labels.

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I would clean and luberacate the caliper first 

I bet you have stiff sliding and sticky dirty pistons

I my view any Dot4 will be fine as it meets the spec required

But I a true tight wadd who buys brake fluid in 5l cans

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Johnnie Mototrans

Yup

Any Dot 4 with a name you recognise.

Scoosh the caliper with brake cleaner.

And grease the sliding pins.

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6 hours ago, Johnnie Mototrans said:

Yup

Any Dot 4 with a name you recognise.

Scoosh the caliper with brake cleaner.

And grease the sliding pins.

Grease for the pins needs to be proper brake grease rather than any old grease of course. I use a copper based grease, never had any issues but some say don't use copper based stuff. Changed my brake fluid this year, easy enough, plenty of videos on the Tube.

Dont splash it, don't do it when it's raining etc.

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