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post #1 of 14 (permalink) Old 04-23-2017, 04:16 AM Thread Starter
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Hi, has anyone got / had the Lightech brake reservoir?

http://www.lightechuk.com/lightech-f...cm-17218-p.asp



Looks like a reasonable price and Lightech seem to have a pretty good reputation. Just looking for an alternative to the (expensive but good) official Triumph billet version.


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That looks really nice and the price does seem reasonable, but throwing a wrist sweatband over the stocker works good enough for me.

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That looks really nice and the price does seem reasonable, but throwing a wrist sweatband over the stocker works good enough for me.

Sorry if I'm totally ignorant but what's the point of people doing this? Is it UV protection or something? Prevent the fluid from breaking down?
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It does look cool, but I prefer the stock plastic one, as it's probably the only part on my bike that's identical to what a MotoGP bike uses.
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Sorry if I'm totally ignorant but what's the point of people doing this? Is it UV protection or something? Prevent the fluid from breaking down?
It's to prevent sun damage and cracking. But if you don't do it right when they bike is new it's probably already damaged so then it's just for looks . It will crack eventually

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It's to prevent sun damage and cracking. But if you don't do it right when they bike is new it's probably already damaged so then it's just for looks . It will crack eventually

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Whoops. Thanks. But, it doesn't look cool. Not at all.
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Sorry if I'm totally ignorant but what's the point of people doing this? Is it UV protection or something? Prevent the fluid from breaking down?
I suppose it could help preserve the fluid, but if it were susceptible to UV damage, I would think the manufacturers would use opaque containers. Conspiracy theorists need not chime in.

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I suppose the container would eventually succumb to sun exposure, as just about every plastic does. I always put them on the day I acquire the bike, so that horse is still in the barn, if it is an issue.

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Whoops. Thanks. But, it doesn't look cool. Not at all.
It may not be cool at all, but is it possible it could be just slightly less uncool than a semi clear container with urine colored fluid sloshing around inside it stuck to your handlebar?




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