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    Protector,,,how inportant??

    In the bottom of the front brake reservoir, there is a stainless part that covers the egress holes. It is called the "protector" in the Wing parts list. The Wing uses the same design as the 1100, and the one that should be there is gone. How important is that little bugger? I would bet I can steal one from my parked 97 if it matters.
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    Re: Protector,,,how inportant??

    I think it protects nothing. If it is not there and you aggressively pull the brake lever, fluid will geyser up out of the hole. Do not ask how I know.
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    Re: Protector,,,how inportant??

    LOL, yup. It's a human eye protector during brake bleeds!
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    Re: Protector,,,how inportant??

    Yep, I agree. It is there for when the cover is off. Not much need for it when it is sealed up.
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    Re: Protector,,,how inportant??

    Cool, no worries then. In the Wing's set up there is a flat thin foam part that floats. that would serve the same porpose I would say, as long as you keep a cleye on the fluid level.
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    Re: Protector,,,how inportant??

    Quote Originally Posted by Bigmak96 View Post
    porpose
    Now that is punny funny.. a floating porpose...
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    D'oh spellin' never wuz my strong suit.

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    Re: Protector,,,how inportant??

    yeah.. the Tenere didn't have those, found out quickly during the 1st brake/clutch fluid change.. LOL

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