Join Date: Mar 2006
Location: West Milford, NJ, USA
Re: mineral oil idiot
Actually, I'd first replace the small items and flush the system, before going for the big bucks.
Reason? Mineral oil (of which baby oil is a variety, for example) is a fairly mild substance. Chances are that it leaked out or is not creating pressure because the seals are not swelling the way they do with DOT4.
A double flush may get you up and running. Worth trying; just watch that the slave piston is tight and the replacement fluid does not piss out into the clutch itself.
Now, the other way around (that is, putting DOT4 into mineral-oil based clutch systems, such as in R12-bikes) would be a true disaster. DOT4 is nasty stuff.
Robert in Northern NJ
'09 R12GS, '08 R12RT, '03 R1150RT, '01 F650GS - time to thin the herd?
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