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post #1 of 8 Old 05-02-2013, 02:28 PM Thread Starter
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Yesterday I happen to remove the cover for the rear brake reservoir and noticed the reservoir it self is loose although the mounting bolt is tight. Is that how it's suppose to be or am I missing something?
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Trying to remember from when I bled my brakes...yeah, I think a little wiggle is OK, as long as the 'cage' is there around it. I don't think it is supposed to be rigid tight.

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You're right, LJ. The rear master cylinder reservoir floats on it's mounting bolt.

It also has a sheet metal bracket that fits over the cap; it's important. Its function is to retain the cap should the cap vibrate loose (which it has been known to do on at least one Gen 2 KLR in my neighborhood).

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You're right, LJ. The rear master cylinder reservoir floats on it's mounting bolt.

It also has a sheet metal bracket that fits over the cap; it's important. Its function is to retain the cap should the cap vibrate loose (which it has been known to do on at least one Gen 2 KLR in my neighborhood).

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You're right, LJ. The rear master cylinder reservoir floats on it's mounting bolt.

It also has a sheet metal bracket that fits over the cap; it's important. Its function is to retain the cap should the cap vibrate loose (which it has been known to do on at least one Gen 2 KLR in my neighborhood).

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That's the description I was looking for "floats on it's mounting bolt" ...I guess it's suppose to be like so. Thanks guys, may be designed that way so the plastic reservoir does not crack loose from vibration.
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That's the description I was looking for "floats on it's mounting bolt" ...I guess it's suppose to be like so. Thanks guys, may be designed that way so the plastic reservoir does not crack loose from vibration.
That's what I figure, too. LOT of flexing and vibrating going on back there.




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No,no,no. The phrase here is "Even a blind hog roots one up every once in a while". Speaking of the much sought after truffles.
Ahhh, but they get to use their sense of smell. Allergies got me stuffed up solid.




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