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...after 2200 KM of riding. I this common? Did the brake fluid started to boil??

I was told, that this problem is due to the heat here in Thailand. A local Ducati mechanic told me, that he will change the brake fluid to DOT 5 (!!!) during the next service. I do know, that this fluid can handle higher temperatures, but I will have to watch out, it should be DOT 5.1. if any.
 

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...after 2200 KM of riding. I this common? Did the brake fluid started to boil??

I was told, that this problem is due to the heat here in Thailand. A local Ducati mechanic told me, that he will change the brake fluid to DOT 5 (!!!) during the next service. I do know, that this fluid can handle higher temperatures, but I will have to watch out, it should be DOT 5.1. if any.
Make sure he does not put DOT 5 in!
 

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DOT 5.1 is the upgrade not 5.
Std. is DOT 4 and DOT 5.1 has a higher "wet" boiling point. So in very humid countries where your fluid picks up moisture quicker than other parts of the world, 5.1 may help.
DOT 5 is silicon based and not compatible with the seals in Scramblers.
 

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The brake was not dragging, it happened, if I may say so, overnight. It just went from being perfect to bad. Thanks for all the answers. For now it is fixed, let us see what's coming up next. By the way, has anybody of you successfully tried to adjust the rear shock with the tool provided for, even when the rear wheel is lifted on a stand?
 

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Ha ignore previous reply, too quick on the buttons
What I was going to say was the c-spanner in the tool kit needs to be used with the bar extender also supplied in the tool kit. The shock settings can then be adjusted using this tool without much effort so long as the rear is off the the ground with bike on a proper stand. If the bike is on the side stand then to use the tool you have to have add a longer extender or have a more substantial c-spanner. Also more effort is required and so risk scratching bike if the spanner slips.
 
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