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Some time soon I will be giving my front brakes an overhaul (cylinder replacement, new res bowl, cap, O-ring, etc) this was prompted by a slight leak coming from under the brake fluid reservoir cup, which subsquently dropped onto my cylinder head and strip the silver paint off, arrgh!!! (can you use standard paint for the head or do you have to use high temp paint?).



In the interim I have been trying to fix this leak, but can someone tell me how you are supposed to get the bowl off. It will spin around and around quite happily and I can lever it up slightly but it will not leave go of the housing.



It does however (touch wood) look like I have managed to fix the leak for now, I'll find out later when I go down to the garage at work. I just cleaned everything up and put a bit of sealant on the base, then turned it back in place.



I'm guessing the reason for the leak is the O-ring beneath the bowl. If I can ever get to see it.



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I guessed it would come off off eventually, I just didn't want to break it as I haven't got the new one yet.



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So I guess it's not meant to spin around then? It was still tight, hence not be able to get it out.



I spun it around so the metal of the housing was exposed and coated the metal and the under side of the bowl with Hylomar. Turned it back straight trying to lift it at the same time to try and avoid scraping all the sealant off again.



Putting sealant around the base, just doesn't work. The brake fluid just goes right through it.



I've just been down to garage to see the bike and it doesn't seem to be leaking at the bottom of bowl (yet) but it's weeping slightly from the cap. If it can just hold on for another couple of weeks (pay day) that will be great.



Yeah I wasn't happy, it stripped the paint of my cylinder head cover. No one answered that question, normal paint of HT required for the cover?



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Yeah I know, but it's all I can do at the moment.
 

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Yeap, now I know it's supposed to come off that way, I will have a go at it next time.



I've been getting my parts from David Silver Spares in the UK, they are pretty much everything you need.



And they provide a great service that's very fast and freindly.



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Well as expected it leaked pretty bad on the way home. But funnily enough in a different place, the back left side.



I could tightened the screw a little more, so we'll see what happens.



And now to top it al the front brake light switch as stopped working, arrgh! What else.



How do you get the little switch out?



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How do you take the front brake light switch out?



Is it a push fit or is that screw under the handlebar holding it?



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I can only see one screw underneath, but there's also a hole next to screw. I will have a look when the part comes.



In terms of the brake fluid leak, I've just order a whole set of new bits and pieces.



I couldn't even get the res bowl off to clean anything.



I might try again tonight, but I'm going on a bike this weekend and I don't want to risk breaking anything.



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