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what brake fluid you guys use and why?

what brake fluid you guys use and why?

Ive been using AP brake fluid

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motul RBF600... because why not

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http://stores.sportbiketrackgear.com/Detail.bok?no=3349 < what does it all matter? And Im having a hard time getting the AP stuff

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Standard brake fluid boils around 300 degrees F. The RBF600 boils around 600 degrees F.

So you can brake harder and longer without boiling your brake fluid with the RBF600.

Boiling your brake fluid will cause brake lock-up and crashing. So if you are running fast and braking hard, you might want to consider the 600 degree stuff.

Sadly, I'm not yet in that fast class. So I still use the 300 degree stuff.

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AP PRF660. I usually order it from Kevin a safety first. I use it because Kevin said to I've been happy with it, so why change?

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AmsOil series 600 DOT 4

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Castrol SRF Racing Brake Fluid, it the best..

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RBF 600.

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RBF600. I picked up some Silkolene fluid with contingency and because it had very similar specs to the RBF600. I noticed the lever pulled back farther and quicker than with the RBF600. I went back to the RBF600.

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I purchased two. I tried to purchase the AP brand to no avail. Kevin Hanson nor GP Tech got back to me. I just need it now. Ill work on GP tech but they are probably traveling and are at NJ motorpark probably.

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I'm surprised none mentioned RBF600 brake fluid yet.

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We used the AP PRF for these reasons...

We tested all of the other good racing brands on the market and the AP was better...lasts longer, better feel.

Castrol is just as good but costs twice as much as AP. I've had more than one person tell me the Castrol and AP are the same product...don't know how true that is.

Don't ever mess around with brakes....always buy the good stuff. A lever coming back to the handlebar has all kinds of catastrophic consequences that are all way more expensive than the extra $20 the good stuff costs.

Of course...some people are just cheap and don't ever learn when it comes to trackdays/racing until they are are broke from crashing or crappie parts that break or don't perform...

Then you end up being broke and cheap

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Castrol SRF Racing Brake Fluid, it the best..
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And the stuff is easy to get and pretty cheap.

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At $75 a bottle I wouldn't exactly call that cheap.

We used Castrol and didn't notice any difference between it and AP PRF.

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RBF600. 5 years without an issue.
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