yes sir, only ate super blue brake fluid in my bike (previous bikes), and all my cars. they also have a ate super blue brake fluid that is red.kanwisch said:On the brake fluids, I picked up a tip from a sports car forum for easing the "know" about when to stop with brake fluid changes. Use two different colored brake fluids to alternate. One is Super Blue, which is blue, and the other is.... Spectro Gold, maybe
If you look at some race bikes, they have a scoop that collects and channels air to the brakes. Its even more prevalent in cars, where brake loads are much higher.Rundog said:If the brake fluid & calipers were cooled, would it make a difference?
Picture this, V.....a six piston caliper with two bleeder valves. Now picture a short, U-shaped piece of steel tubing connecting the two bleeder ports. Because the pressure is the same at both ends of the tube, there would be no flow, and because we're talking about a short, steel tube the would be very little added fluid volume and very little change in feel.Vash said:If you look at some race bikes, they have a scoop that collects and channels air to the brakes. Its even more prevalent in cars, where brake loads are much higher.
Cooling fluid would most certainly help, but all the extra piping involved would take away from the feedback, so it would be a double edged sword. However, it occured to me the other day, that the same effect can be done with some one way valves and an extra line, if you could force the brake fluid to return from tha caliper down a different line than it came in (some modification to the master cylinder may be required). Basically the idea is to return the fluid from the very bottom of the caliper to the top of the reseruor during brake release. This way, instead of holding the same fluid in the caliper and letting it boil, you flush some of the fluid away, to return to the reservour where it can cool, and replacing it with cold fluid from the same source.
I might just try to build something like that.
The pump would be mounted to the leg lower and driven by a lever, since we would only want the piston to move a maximum of 1", not the full distance of suspension travel. The side loads and travel limits could be dealt with mechanically, on the rod side of the lever,so the reciprocating force delivered on the pump side would be straight up and down, and the pump would work like this - Say you had a bucket with a trapdoor bottom that would flip up when pressure was applied to the outside. When the bucket was lowered into a well, the water pressure wouldVash said:Interesting idea, thats for damn sure. I like the radiator idea, but the pump sounds abit scary. Is it located inside or outside the caliper?
Either way the rod has to enter thru some seal, which I dont entirely trust. especially considering the side loads on the thin long rod will be transfered to the seals.
Of course the simplest solution might be to put the radiator fins on the caliper body, and thin out the walls where possible.
Meat_Shield said:dont they make braided metal lines already? just change the material?
or just make a bizillion dollars off galfer