Well you could dip your finger in the resevoir, write your
initials on the bonnet and see if the paint comes off...
Don't do that...
I could tell you how each one tastes... but don't do that either, and
don't ask me how I know...and don't ask how I know each one burns
when you get it in your eyes...
Silicone fluid is usually blue or purple and is very, very slippery.
It feels like thick cooking oil. Dot 4 seems to be a golden or yellow
color, feels much less oily and makes your skin tingle or burn
slightly on contact.
Check the VTR maintenence website which has a GREAT article on this
It's very important not to mix them. I wouldn't switch anything
unless you rebuild and purge the entire system!
As to your MC - the single Cyl. should respond nicely to the standard
rebuild kit - provided the cyl. wall is in good to excellent
condition. Otherwise replace (they're available@ $140 or so) or
re-sleeve in SS from White Post or Apple Hyd. - I would think the
"Stainless Steel" solution would be the most permanent... and perhaps
a little cheaper...
Please, please, please listers, let's NOT get back in to the brake
"Still ride in triumph over all mischance..." - Shakespeare