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Old 02-25-2013, 07:45 PM   #1606
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All you need now are streamers coming out the ends of the handlebars.
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Old 02-25-2013, 08:28 PM   #1607
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My 280 head arrived today. I got down to business after dinner.



3rd kick, she fired up like a champ. Giggity.

Just in time for the snow storm we're about to have

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Old 02-26-2013, 05:17 AM   #1608
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Good to hear you got her running
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Old 02-26-2013, 05:51 AM   #1609
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All you need now are streamers coming out the ends of the handlebars.
You pokin fun at my accessories?

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Old 02-26-2013, 10:14 AM   #1610
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Realized my clutch was dragging due to low clutch fluid. I can't find in the manual or on the GasGas web site what fluid it takes. Brake fluid is DOT4, anyone know what I should use in my '04 GasGas?

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Old 02-26-2013, 10:17 AM   #1611
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Realized my clutch was dragging due to low clutch fluid. I can't find in the manual or on the GasGas web site what fluid it takes. Brake fluid is DOT4, anyone know what I should use in my '04 GasGas?

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Mineral Oil For Hydraulic Clutchs. Thers is a few, I am considering Magura to change out the oil in my wifes clutch.
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Old 02-26-2013, 11:37 AM   #1612
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Realized my clutch was dragging due to low clutch fluid. I can't find in the manual or on the GasGas web site what fluid it takes. Brake fluid is DOT4, anyone know what I should use in my '04 GasGas?

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If it is the green lid , then it takes mineral oil. I thought `04 was the last year for dot 4 in the standard models. My `04 raga takes mineral oil.
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Old 02-26-2013, 01:19 PM   #1613
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Well crap, just replaced old fluid with fresh mineral oil.

Lineaway, you are correct. I found it on the GasGas site. '04 Raga and '05 and newer take the mineral oil.

I flushed, re-flushed, back bleed and re-bleed with DOT4. What's the worst that could happen...? It's right now.

Lesson learn.

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If it is the green lid , then it takes mineral oil. I thought `04 was the last year for dot 4 in the standard models. My `04 raga takes mineral oil.
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Old 02-26-2013, 05:25 PM   #1614
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Finally broke out the Gas Gas for the first time in couple months and mixed up some fresh fuel with the Bel Ray Synthetic oil I had picked up last month. I had been using Motul when I first got the bike but had read up here that it will separate in the cold weather so am not going to use it again for a couple more months. Putted around the lot looking for trees showing signs of wanting to be firewood this spring, didnt find any volunteers other than the two that have already shown signs of being ill. Also I was reconning where to make some sections on the slopes to the side and rear of my 5 acres this spring. I will have to break out the camera next time and show you guys the area I have to work with for some ideas.
After it got warmed up I drained the fluid and changed it to some BelRay 75W two stroke clutch oil to see if I could help with the clutch dragging problem I have been having. It helped fairly well but I still would like to reduce the dragging so I could use two fingers instead of four on the clutch. I will start another thread on that subject and see if the brain trust can help me determine if I need clutch plates/springs or not.
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Old 02-26-2013, 06:35 PM   #1615
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Well crap, just replaced old fluid with fresh mineral oil.

Lineaway, you are correct. I found it on the GasGas site. '04 Raga and '05 and newer take the mineral oil.

I flushed, re-flushed, back bleed and re-bleed with DOT4. What's the worst that could happen...? It's right now.

Lesson learn.
Sorry about that... I messed up on the year...

The diffrance between the two for the most part as I understand it is how they are affected by water, and what they would do to any of the rubber seals. Considering that it wasn't in there long it shouldn't cause any issues. But I admit I am not sure what type of rubber they use so am not 100% sure.

The last time I put in the wrong kind of fluid in a system it was on purpose to cause the rubber seals to swel and seal up better (short term fix to get a friends car home without leaking all the fluid out), after that we rebuilt the system and it was fine. The funny part is that was so long ago I don't even remember what fluid we used... but it worked great...
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Old 02-26-2013, 07:22 PM   #1616
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Sorry about that... I messed up on the year...

The diffrance between the two for the most part as I understand it is how they are affected by water, and what they would do to any of the rubber seals. Considering that it wasn't in there long it shouldn't cause any issues. But I admit I am not sure what type of rubber they use so am not 100% sure.

The last time I put in the wrong kind of fluid in a system it was on purpose to cause the rubber seals to swel and seal up better (short term fix to get a friends car home without leaking all the fluid out), after that we rebuilt the system and it was fine. The funny part is that was so long ago I don't even remember what fluid we used... but it worked great...
Brake fluid will swell a rear main seal to help keep oil in an engine. Used car lot trick.
Power steering fluid has been used to fix a leaky brake system in a friends Renault. Lasted longer then the rest of the car did.
AFT in a crankcase has been known to take a weeping seal and make it a pisser.

Not saying that these examples are always true. Just a few examples I have known from my (and my friends) mis spent youth.
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Old 02-26-2013, 08:23 PM   #1617
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Brake fluid will swell a rear main seal to help keep oil in an engine. Used car lot trick.
Power steering fluid has been used to fix a leaky brake system in a friends Renault. Lasted longer then the rest of the car did.
AFT in a crankcase has been known to take a weeping seal and make it a pisser.

Not saying that these examples are always true. Just a few examples I have known from my (and my friends) mis spent youth.

Thats the ticket it was the Power steering fluid in the brake system trick.
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Old 02-27-2013, 07:17 AM   #1618
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Brake fluid

For brake fluid and clutch fluid in any trialer Dot 5 works very well.Silicone is inert so it is compatible with any type of seal.It is also very fade resistant.
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Old 02-27-2013, 07:29 AM   #1619
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No worries Jonny, it was a quick fix. Worst case I change some o-rings in the distant future. I like tinkering anyway.

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Old 02-27-2013, 10:52 PM   #1620
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This pic was a few days ago, but finally getting back to work! In KS, this is the next best thing to a snowmobile or hills WB

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