light and brake fluid

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Is light good or bad for brake fluid? You see many clear reservoirs but they usually fade opaque. On a sportbike they are clear but that could be to help keep it in check. But some motorcycles use the metal fluid container.
 
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I have never heard of brake fluid being light sensitive. The rest of the brake system is sealed and dark and that where is counts most.
 
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Even if you expose the master cylinder to light with the hood open, how often is that? The light's always on in your refrigerator, too. LOL My Virago has a 1 cm round glass window in the master cylinder, FWIW.
 
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The heat in the engine bay made clear brake reservoir to opaque overtime. The other plastic containers became opaque overtime are coolant and power steering.
 
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