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Just got a set of anodized brake/clutch reservoir covers for my 696 monster. I'm assuming that it's just a straightforward unscrew old, replace w/new? have not wrenched much on motorcycles so want to make sure that there are no caveats to worry about.

also, I see that OEM covers state to use DOT 3-5 fluid? Not sure what came with the bike but is it safe for me just to buy anything that falls within the range if I need to top off?

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The anodized covers typically install with the OEM Phillip head bolts.

I have Rizoma reservoirs (threaded covers) on both my Duc's and always use DOT 4 fluid. I don't know that I would use DOT 3 (not sure if it is recommended on my bike) and DOT 5 is a bit more difficult to find.
 

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Don't use DOT 5 but DOT 5.1 is ok.
+1 Dot 5 is Silicone based and will destroy all the seals in your brake system. Dot5.1 is the same as 3 and 4 only it has a higher boiling point and I think the hydroscopic properties are different too.
 
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