ATF for Clutch Hydraulic Fluid ?

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  1. ExTex

    ExTex Been here awhile

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    ATF for Clutch Hydraulic Fluid ?

    I'm rebuilding the clutch hydraulic system on my Nighthawk 650 and would like to replace the DOT 3 brake fluid with ATF.
    Are there any problems that will arise if I do this ?
    The ATF is a lot easier to be messy with and there should be no high temperatures to cause any boiling.
    I appreciate any comments.

    Ride Safely,
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  2. Hootowl

    Hootowl Long timer

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    I use it on my 990 KTM
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  3. jar944

    jar944 Been here awhile

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    If it calls for brake fluid you CANNOT use mineral oil (atf) in the system. The seals are not compatible.
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  4. ExTex

    ExTex Been here awhile

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    Thanks. Seal compatibility is very important, so I will continue to use brake fluid.

    Thanks again,
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