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ipps tackle the job in a way, by using a device called !h is basica ly a hand fum pump. However, it is the same thing quite 'with a straightforward plastic attaching this to the nipple tou can either do the bleeding /entional way or you can draw fhrough. If you choose the latter ^ methoajtyou might find that air leaks in ^at tlitrfireaded boundary oetween nipple rHanri Wiper and you should adjust the opening of the nipple accordingly, ^^^^ichever method you choose, it is more convenient to have the syringe fulfof fluid rather than ajar which can bq knocked over.

^Now, one final word about brake fluid, depending on the age of your bike, if you check in either of the owner or service manuals you will almost certainly see that fluid conforming to a DOT3 or D0T4 specification is called for. These DOT standards are laid down by the US Department of Transportation. You do not have to search for DOT3 as it has been superseded by the later D0T4. The latest

Mark now uses DOT 5.1 rather than D0T4

specification is DOT5.1 and it seems a rational decision to use that if at all possible (Photo 7). However, you must note that DOT5 (without the .1) is totally different: it is a silicone based fluid, for racing, which is not miscible with the other types so must not be mixed. ©

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