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51Back to top Go down    Re: K1100LT Valve cover on Mon Feb 04, 2019 10:41 am

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The problem with those Dowty washers is that they're not metal so they don't last. I tried those years ago and am of the opinion that they're crap.

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52Back to top Go down    Re: K1100LT Valve cover on Mon Feb 04, 2019 11:30 am

Point-Seven-five

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When I bleed my brakes I have a 3 foot long piece of vinyl hose and a gallon jug half filled with water. Stick one end of the hose into the jug and down into the handle.

The hose will stay in there and won't easily pop out dripping brake fluid everywhere. The water in the jug makes it very stable so it won't tip over. The water also dilutes the brake fluid to make it a little less nasty


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1994 K75RT
1994 K75S
1992 K100RS

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1982 Honda FT500
1979 Honda XR185
1977 Honda XL125
1974 Honda XL125
1972 OSSA Pioneer 250
1968 Kawasaki 175
    

53Back to top Go down    Re: K1100LT Valve cover on Mon Feb 04, 2019 12:50 pm

Dai

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@duck wrote:The problem with those Dowty washers is that they're not metal so they don't last. I tried those years ago and am of the opinion that they're crap.
Ha! Something we don't agree on for once Very Happy . I've had Dowty washers on LFB's hydraulics for the last nine years and 62,000 miles without any problems. Just a thought; maybe the ones you got were not certified for hydraulic fittings? I can't see you making that mistake though.


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'78 Moto Guzzi 850-T3, '79 Moto Guzzi 850-T3 California,'93 Moto Guzzi 1100ie California,
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54Back to top Go down    Re: K1100LT Valve cover on Mon Feb 04, 2019 1:34 pm

duck

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Maybe the ones I got were just cheap ones but they didn't hold up at all. There were sold as being for vehicle brakes though.


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Current stable:
86 Custom K100 (standard fairing, K75 Belly pan, Ceramic chromed engine covers, paralever)
K75 Frankenbrick (Paralever, K11 front end, hybrid ABS, K1100RS fairing, radial tires)
86 K75C Turbo w/ paralever
94 K1100RS
93 K1100LT (x2)
91 K1
93 K75S (K11 front end)
91 K75S (K1 front end)
14 Yamaha WR250R
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55Back to top Go down    Re: K1100LT Valve cover on Mon Feb 04, 2019 8:22 pm

Laitch

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@Dai wrote:
@duck wrote:The problem with those Dowty washers is that they're not metal so they don't last. I tried those years ago and am of the opinion that they're crap.
Ha! Something we don't agree on for once Very Happy . I've had Dowty washers on LFB's hydraulics for the last nine years and 62,000 miles without any problems. Just a thought; maybe the ones you got were not certified for hydraulic fittings?
The Dowty washers for brake lines also need certification for polyglycol usage and those are being used by Dai, probably. See attached Potter Associates chart.


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