Yep, I had a reservoir leak that threw me off. Very minimal fluid on the reservoir itself but some fluid residue ended up on the fork cap.
So, when folks look at my reservoir and think it’s low, it’s not. The level’s in between the hash marks but on the low side to prevent weeping and burping.
I was just in the garage this morning to pull the wheels off my Triumph so I can get the new tires installed while the Duc is in getting serviced (I gotta get my No-mar changer back from my dad down and here at some point, that’s two sets of tires this year I had put on) and checked the reservoir again. Still, no drips, nothing leaking, nothing anywhere around it, and nothing in the fork cap.
However looking at the fluid level, it’s at, or maybe even slightly above, the max mark. I do have it on a Pitbull rear stand so it’s nose down right now which isn’t helping but it’s definitely at or near max, even if the bike were level. I would think, though, that brake fluid sitting on the blue anodized Ohlins parts would have eaten into it if it was brake fluid, right?
Ok, this is weird. I flogged it pretty good last year in the Smokys, however I was pretty sick that weekend so I wasn’t my usual pace, this past winter I put on the DP covers and so far have been pretty tame riding this year, mostly commuting with a couple small runs until this past Sunday when I really let it rip at high speeds, high lean angles, and rode fast on very bumpy roads. Not to mention a long day on the road.
So I think I’ll still keep the appointment and have them replace the fork springs because I’m running short on time this year to work on things, and see what they say. I may have them take a bit of fluid out of the brake reservoir and see if that helps.