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Old 04-19-2011, 08:00 PM   #16
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Originally Posted by chammyman View Post
brake fluid only.

Anyway out of interest where on earth can you find DOT 3 fluid? You'd need a time machine here. DOT 3 last sold probably 20 years ago here.
DOT 3 is still the norm here.... 4 is happening more and 5 is race...
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Old 04-19-2011, 08:30 PM   #17
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Parker O Ring Lube... that's what it's called. It's the slickest stuff on rubber ever. Made by Parker, the leading name in O ring things. I have used it on everything bike, auto & aircraft with no problems. Great stuff.
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Old 12-08-2012, 08:54 AM   #18
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I am rebuilding the front brake caliper on an XT225. I ordered the Yamaha OEM front brake rebuild kit (includes both pistons, 4 seals) and it came with a little packet of pink grease. Nowhere in the rebuild manual does it state to grease anything and as mention before, I was only planning on using the brake fluid to lubricate it.

What is Yamaha trying to tell me by including a packet of this pink grease?
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Old 12-08-2012, 09:41 AM   #19
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They may be trying to tell you that leaving brake fluid residues outside of the seal may not be such a good idea.It will attract moisture and may cause corrosion later on. Use the grease and use some on the external dust seal if you have one of them.

Parker O-ring lube....right on their product specs it says that it shouldn't be used in brake applications. I just got a big can of Miller Red grease from the UK, cheap and have already been portioning out for some friends that also understand brake rebuilds and other rubber parts preservation.

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Old 12-08-2012, 09:51 AM   #20
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Thanks for the response, that makes a lot of sense about lubing the outer exposed seal with the grease.
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