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Hi there!

I replaced my old reservoir covers on my 749S yesterday. On the inside of the old covers was this soft gel like gush. Can someone please tell me what it is and if I should be worried about the condition of my brake/clutch lines?

Also another thing, my clutch fluid was brown. Isnt it supposed to be clear? I bought this bike second hand a few months ago from a dealer who said it had been serviced, so I havent thought about going through these things yet.

Cant get the pic's to work so here is a link to the old reservoirs on flickr:

http://www.flickr.com/photos/sulcihdr/7689808484/

And if you would like to see the new covers:

http://www.flickr.com/photos/sulcihdr/7689809544/
 

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looks like "normal" corrosion from the brake fluid on the aluminum. There should have been a rubber bladder / gasket. Fluid gets in there and does that. Clean out the bladder with water and dry it completely.

Fluid could be crystal clear or brownish. It depends on the brand. Look for sediment in the reservoir or floatys. I'd ask the dealer again, a "service" could mean different things to different people.
 

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I had some sediment and gunk in all my reservoirs...I cleaned them but the cup was still stained and the covers were getting ratty. I found some cheap on Ebay so I replaced them all. This way when I switched over to ATE Super Blue racing fluid I would have a clean start-plus the ATE stuff appears to be easier to monitor when it goes bad because of the blue color.
The ATE fluid is pretty good stuff, probably no better than anything else but definitely looks cool!
 
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