Brake Fluid

5 replies to this topic
  • dmxracing

Posted June 03, 2002 - 11:21 PM


Will regular automotive Valvoline DOT 3,4 fluid work in my bike? Just because the manual states just "DOT 4". Thanks...

  • Sean_McCutcheon

Posted June 04, 2002 - 12:30 AM


I bought some valvoline dot 3 and dot 4 synthetic and it is crap. My brakes were really spongy. I switched back to prestone non synthetic dot 4 and it works great.

  • Merfman

Posted June 04, 2002 - 03:58 AM


Use Motul. You will not be disappointed.


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  • dmxracing

Posted June 04, 2002 - 12:44 PM


Hmmm, maybe this is the reason why my brakes are so damn spongy. I thought I had air in the line, but it could be the fluid. I am gonna try a different fluid. Thanks... :)

  • mcarp

Posted June 05, 2002 - 05:57 AM


No DOT 3 will not work!

Motul, Ford, and Amsoil make the best stuff from what I understand.

I use Castrol GTX Dot4 available at just about any auto parts store and it works just fine.

Stay away from synthetic, DOT 3 and DOT 5!

  • SoundChaser

Posted June 05, 2002 - 08:50 AM


...Im with MerfMan, Motul all the way!

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