Date: 30-04-17  Time: 02:24 AM

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bandit

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Re: Raging at soft brake resevoir screws
« Reply #25 on: 21 April 2017, 12:47:56 PM »

http://m.ebay.co.uk/itm/Yamaha-FZS600-Fazer-Front-Brake-Cylinder-Reservoir-Lid-Cap-Screws-Stainless-/151432270518?nav=SEARCH
  Maybe it's just me but pozidrive heads on machine screws seems wrong. Pozidrive heads are for wood screws. Vehicle cross head screws are supposed to be Philips heads aren't they? Like I say, maybe it's just me.



Maybe but the screw heads on Japanese bikes are JIS heads not Philips or Pozidrive that's why the heads get chewed up. JIS screw bits/screwdrivers are becoming hard to find now & expensive, the Japanese are now fazing the JIS screws out so philips drivers will have to do. :)
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Re: Raging at soft brake resevoir screws
« Reply #26 on: 21 April 2017, 02:35:52 PM »
Its possible they didnt put enough in i guess, cannot see the yellow fluid in the window but they are very strong when the lever is depressed fully, just feela like too much play in the lever itself before much happens, so unless they use clear brake fluid wich im not convinced exists lol  im guessing it needs a small topup ?

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Re: Raging at soft brake resevoir screws
« Reply #27 on: 21 April 2017, 04:57:33 PM »
Put the bike on the centre stand & turn the handlebars to the left which should put the resevoir level,you should able to see top of fluid in the eye glass ,unless it's over filled or empty  :eek .

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Re: Raging at soft brake resevoir screws
« Reply #28 on: 21 April 2017, 08:35:32 PM »

Thanks for that Bandit :thumbup  All those years messing around with Jap bikes and I hadn't even noticed but now you have pointed it out, they are squarer in the corners which like you said, is why the Philips cam out so easily. Need to get a set of drivers now then. Out of interest if they're phasing them out what are they using instead?
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Re: Raging at soft brake resevoir screws
« Reply #29 on: 22 April 2017, 11:17:22 AM »
 Good shout Bandit but I've just checked the screws on my 2003 600 and they look suspiciously like standard Philips to me, they have radiused corners. But I read that if you grind a mm or 2 off the tip of a Philips they fit better. It may be worth a try
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Re: Raging at soft brake resevoir screws
« Reply #30 on: 22 April 2017, 02:23:35 PM »
I just use philips screwdriver bits myself checking that they fit snugly say a no2 for brake reservoir screws or if you have it the original bike toolkit should have the correct screwdriver in it. :)

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Re: Raging at soft brake resevoir screws
« Reply #31 on: 22 April 2017, 02:56:30 PM »
Mine still has the original toolkit but I just used one from my 1/4" drive socket set and my brake reservoir cap screws came off with no problems when I last checked my fluid. :thumbup