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Old August 11th, 2014, 10:26 AM   #1
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Front fork fluid / Front Brake Reservoir

There is a "soft" feeling about the first few inches of my travel & it feels as if there is "missing fluid" if there is a such thing. Also, when I ride hard for a long period of time I notice brake fluid leaking out of the metal reservoir...

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Old August 11th, 2014, 03:56 PM   #2
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The front reservoir is under pretty significant pressure. When I cracked mine to service it spit fluid as soon as the seal was broken. Guess they didn't tighten it down after service? You probably just need to tighten the screws. They do warn about cleaning the cap anytime you loosen or remove.
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Old August 11th, 2014, 06:07 PM   #3
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The reservoir will still leak even you tighten it and it happen to Monster as well. The only way is to reduced the brake fluid a bit from the reservoir. It solved mine as for now.
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Old August 12th, 2014, 01:18 AM   #4
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mine was leaking, too. Ducati solved it under warranty - they changed the rubber (in german Dichtung) so it stopped leaking.
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Old August 12th, 2014, 05:12 AM   #5
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Thank you. I will bring it up this week to my dealer. Another question is why do I consistently shift into false neutral in higher gears?
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Old August 12th, 2014, 05:59 AM   #6
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A lot of us get the false neutral. Honestly, not the best clutch in the business. Some
things we have discovered help prevent missed shifts/false neutrals:

1. Keep clutch play adjustment as close to stock as possible.
2. Fresh/different engine oil may help. Motul and Amsoil are popular alternatives.
3. Take the ballet slippers off. You have to be aggressive with the shifter. I personally find that quick and forceful shifts with just a fast feathering of the clutch are the smoothest.

But proper clutch adjustment is the biggest culprit. And the cable stretches out of spec fast in the first 1000 miles.
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Old August 12th, 2014, 09:32 AM   #7
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okay. I have 8,500 miles on the bike now & the clutch cable was just replaced by the dealer after it snapped last week. I will see if the dealer can do anything under warranty about the clutch.
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