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Old December 30th, 2017   #1
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Default A farkle too far?

So these popped up elsewhere, Any value to them or just bling?


https://www.ebay.co.uk/itm/CAFE-RACE...UAAOxy4dNSvIiK
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Old December 30th, 2017   #2
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So these popped up elsewhere, Any value to them or just bling?


https://www.ebay.co.uk/itm/CAFE-RACE...UAAOxy4dNSvIiK
Oh, FFS...

I don't care if they work. Not on my bike!

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Old December 31st, 2017   #3
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Default Re: A farkle too far?

They would do nothing for me: I rode like an old granny, so there's never excessive heat buildup in my braking system.

But they *look* really fast.

(I forgot to check: was the original post made on the first of April?)
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So these popped up elsewhere, Any value to them or just bling?


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Wondering if installed on the rear if it might delay the bike catching fire after SMC failure.
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Old January 1st, 2018   #5
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Wondering if installed on the rear if it might delay the bike catching fire after SMC failure.
...and here I was thinking Echo was gone....

lol

Don't think I would bother with those, even if they do work. If you're taking care of your brake system (personally, I'd say you're a fool if you don't), you shouldn't reach the "wet" boiling point (defined as having 3.7% water in the system) for Dot4, which is 311F. The "dry" boiling point is 446F. All thing being equal, and without some sort of mechanical failure, your brake parts should never reach the wet boiling temp. If you do manage to make them that hot, I want to know who you were racing, how fast, and for how long.
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...and here I was thinking Echo was gone....

lol

Obviously a failed attempt at humour from my part and taking note not to do it again, but there is some basis to it.

""" May-October 2013 Honda received four claims involving rear brake fires. """

Has happened on the ST as well.

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Default Re: A farkle too far?

Based on the limited surface area contact (looks like it fits around the bleed nipple somehow) I doubt they do much of anything.
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Obviously a failed attempt at humour from my part and taking note not to do it again, but there is some basis to it.

""" May-October 2013 Honda received four claims involving rear brake fires. """

Has happened on the ST as well.
I know, and it wasn't lost on me. They have been a problem, as a respected member of this forum has experienced. However, he's also not fully capable of maintaining his machine anymore, and I'm happy to place the blame for that at the dealer he used to maintain it for him.

Which is why I always maintain brakes and suspension first. It doesn't matter how fast you can go - if you can't stop, you're fu***d.
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Default Re: A farkle too far?

Love the explanation in the article description :

" Any product which can directly reduce the boiling point of brake fluids would provide an immense advantage to any rider. "

err... did I miss something ? To reduce the boiling point.. just add water right ?
So much wrong with that article, forget it...
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