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I've seen it asked before but it wasn't really answered.

What brand of brake/clutch fluid are you guys buying. My bike is an 04 so it uses Dot 5. I bought one small bottle from HD for almost $10.00. :eek: Looks like I'm gonna need a couple more. If there is something cheaper that is just as good? I rather purchase that instead. And is it safe to mix it with the HD Dot 5 that I already purchased?
 

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I buy dot5 from my local Napa dealer.A quart runs right at 11 bucks. Been using it ever since 2004 so no probs at all with it.
 

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Don't let the DOT 5 get shaken on the way home. You should let the bottle sit 24hrs after transporting. And use caution when pouring - puor it like a beer to avoid bubbles. DOT 5 is safe for the paint, but extremely difficult to remove air bubbles...
 

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myvrodrocks said:
Don't let the DOT 5 get shaken on the way home. You should let the bottle sit 24hrs after transporting. And use caution when pouring - puor it like a beer to avoid bubbles. DOT 5 is safe for the paint, but extremely difficult to remove air bubbles...
Wow, I had no idea you had to be so gentle with it.
 

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I purchase from the local napa, much cheaper and never had any kind of problem. Dot 5 is susceptible to foaming a little but it settles down pretty quick.
 
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