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I want to bleed my brakes, before I add fluid, the manual says DOT 4 and not to mix with silicone based fluids. Is non silicone DOT4 fluid only available at motorcycle shops? Auto part stores dont carry it.
 

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DOT 3, 4, and 5.1 are glycol based fluids and can be safe to interchange. The main difference in the numbers is a higher boiling point.
DOT 5 is silicone based and should not be used.
If the manual says DOT 4 then use DOT 4.
You can pick this up at any store.
Are you saying an auto parts store does not carry DOT 4 brake fluid?
 

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I want to bleed my brakes, before I add fluid, the manual says DOT 4 and not to mix with silicone based fluids. Is non silicone DOT4 fluid only available at motorcycle shops? Auto part stores dont carry it.
Thats weird because DOT3 & DOT4 are the most commonly available brake fluids around. Try a Walmart. Make sure it says glycol based...not silicone. Until recently I thought all DOT4 is glycol based but apparently if the bottle says synthetic it has silicone in it
 

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1st gear works to slow the bike, no brakes necessary.
 
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