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Old Sep 17th 2017, 05:32 PM   #21
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https://www.kurveygirl.com/shop/prod...roducts_id=815

https://www.kurveygirl.com/shop/prod...roducts_id=814

These, correct?

As an aside... think there are Ti bolts that will fit to secure the lids?

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Old Sep 17th 2017, 05:57 PM   #22
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Yep. I haven't gotten them myself, but will be ordering shortly.
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Old Sep 17th 2017, 07:34 PM   #23
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This is awesome! Yeah would have saved me even more!
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Old Sep 18th 2017, 12:17 AM   #24
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Only issue I have with these is that it is going to be harder to tell when your brake fluid starts to discolour/absorb contaminants or water. I have the Rizoma elliptical billet reservoirs which are admittedly a more expensive option yet allow you to easily see the levels and colour of the fluid.
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Old Sep 18th 2017, 06:05 AM   #25
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Originally Posted by topolino View Post
Only issue I have with these is that it is going to be harder to tell when your brake fluid starts to discolour/absorb contaminants or water. I have the Rizoma elliptical billet reservoirs which are admittedly a more expensive option yet allow you to easily see the levels and colour of the fluid.
that's why i'd try to stay with the clearest containers possible... smoked looks really cool but doesn't make sense to me.
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Old Sep 18th 2017, 10:12 AM   #26
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that's why i'd try to stay with the clearest containers possible... smoked looks really cool but doesn't make sense to me.


Agreed. In general I would replace the fluid way before that. If I track that bike, usually will bleed every 6months. If I donít , every 1-1.5years. I donít wait till fluid gets dark. Rear usually gets darker faster since it is so close to the exhaust and sees a lot more heat. But who really use the rear brake that much.
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Old Sep 18th 2017, 11:12 AM   #27
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I disagree, I know these are smoked, but surely you have just as much chance to see changes in the fluid with these as you do the stock/opaque option.....

Why else would other bikes come out of the factory with them if it was going to create problems?
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Old Sep 18th 2017, 11:52 AM   #28
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Topolino, Phl, crazyinp: I'm with you. I really like the dark fluid containers. But I did not switch on any of my bikes. I prefer the clear one's. Coloration and opaqueness of the fluid is an indicator to me when it's time to replace/flush the fluid myself. I don't do it time-dependant, but if think I can see that it is time to do it.

I kept the OEM containers and just switched the caps to CNC milled ones for bling factor.

If you checkout what's done in racing business: They install the cheapest ones. These are light, simple to replace and you'll see what's going on with the fluid.

Way much "added value" to replace the tubing with clear ones (e.g. Tygon tubes, Brad51 is the guy who has a lot of experience with these tubes). Makes flushing 10x easier.
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Topolino, Phl, crazyinp: I'm with you. I really like the dark fluid containers. But I did not switch on any of my bikes. I prefer the clear one's. Coloration and opaqueness of the fluid is an indicator to me when it's time to replace/flush the fluid myself. I don't do it time-dependant, but if think I can see that it is time to do it.

I kept the OEM containers and just switched the caps to CNC milled ones for bling factor.

If you checkout what's done in racing business: They install the cheapest ones. These are light, simple to replace and you'll see what's going on with the fluid.

Way much "added value" to replace the tubing with clear ones (e.g. Tygon tubes, Brad51 is the guy who has a lot of experience with these tubes). Makes flushing 10x easier.
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You beat me to the punch. When I saw Topolino's post I thought the solution is just to fit the clear tubing. You can then have the smoke reservoir but still see the natural colour of the fluid. Best of both worlds.

I had some CNC but went back to OEM when I became fanatical about weight loss. I removed the rear reservoir and just have a clear tube on there now.

Gecko is correct. When bleeding the brakes you can actually see small air bubbles in the line rise up into the reservoir.
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Ordered these online from KurveyGirl and received them within a week (standard shipping). All looks good and not anticipating any issues with install.
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