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Replacing front brake fluid reservoir

Discussion in 'Maintenance and Servicing' started by Skyrider, Jan 14, 2016.

  1. I have a 2003 Suzuki SV650S. The front brake fluid reservoir has broken of the mount and needs replacing (plastic is sun degraded).

    I cant find any original spares but have found a 'universal' one on ebay that is supossedly compatible with my bike. Sure the outlet and tube are the right size, but the reservoir itself is considerably smaller in volume. Is this an issue?

    Any advice/reflections appreciated.
  2. I would think it shouldn't matter, many race bikes commonly do this modification. It does mean bleeding the brakes is a bit more fiddly as you need to keep topping up. It also means there is less fluid volume to act as a heat sink. Maybe go for a higher temperature rated brake fluid as protection.
  3. I might have one at home
  4. #4 Skyrider, Jan 15, 2016
    Last edited by a moderator: Jan 15, 2016
    basejumperbasejumper ... you might have that particular spare?