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I have in plan to change that ugly white plastic reservoir to a nicer one.
My questions: has anyone done it and do you know any other reference other than the JVB one?
Thanks!
 

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Hi Ben, Rizoma make a resevoir. A few other common part suppliers too. ...would be interested to know if a home change is an easy job. The brake fluid on my mountain bike is tricky/messy so for a motorbike i think i may have done for me during a service/fluid change.
 

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The cover does seem like the easier method but it would be cool if you could get another one and make a DIY for us ;)
 

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Hi

I covered the reservoir with black 40mm pvc pipe, it cost £2.99 from my local Wickes and took around 20mins to cut to shape etc. The remainder of the pipe was then cut and fitted to the top half of the forks

This looks better than stock, but I reckon I'll eventually buy a jvb cover!

Sorry about the pic - can't work out how to rotate it!
 

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That's actually super cheap and didn't think about that at all. how big of a hole did you have to drill into the bottom for the hose?
 

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As you can't really see the pipe I basically used a craft knife and removed a section to suit. As long as the blade is sharp the pvc is really easy to cut!
 

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Hi

I covered the reservoir with black 40mm pvc pipe, it cost £2.99 from my local Wickes and took around 20mins to cut to shape etc. The remainder of the pipe was then cut and fitted to the top half of the forks

This looks better than stock, but I reckon I'll eventually buy a jvb cover!

Sorry about the pic - can't work out how to rotate it!
Clever idea, I like it. I went to custom bike garage and ask for a rear break reservoir replacement. After searching for a few minutes he told me that it was actually rare to have those reservoir with the pipe on the side. It's usually straight down or kind of crooked on one side.
 

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Rizoma CT025b rear brake reservoir arrived yesterday. Planning to fit but have realised it has a 7mm HOSE Nipple.


http://www.rizoma.com/universal/fluid-tanks/ct025/en


The nipple looks slightly smaller than stock and not sure it will fit.


Without wanting to start job before knowing I can finish, could anyone who has changed reservoir take measurement of stock nipple and/or comment if the think slightly smaller would work or if tools needed for change?


...Wishing I'd bought the JVB moto version now (doh) :|


https://www.kedo-jvb-moto.com/xsr700-alu-bremsfluessigkeitsbehaelter-hinten.html
 

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Ben,
This is the reservoir on my bike
Hey Sergio,

Could you give a run-through of how you fit the reservoir?

Have the Rizoma boxed still and can't figure out how to attach hose to the smaller nipple and not sure if to sell and buy the JVB TRW.

Alt, could anyone provide advice.

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Hey Sergio,

Could you give a run-through of how you fit the reservoir?

Have the Rizoma boxed still and can't figure out how to attach hose to the smaller nipple and not sure if to sell and buy the JVB TRW.

Alt, could anyone provide advice.

Cheers
With the JVB "Rear brake reservoir" you only need to remove the plastic reservoir and replace with the JVB.
The kit comes with all parts that you need to mount on the bike. very simple to install.

Try to sell the rizoma reservoir
 

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Hey Sergio,

Could you give a run-through of how you fit the reservoir?

Have the Rizoma boxed still and can't figure out how to attach hose to the smaller nipple and not sure if to sell and buy the JVB TRW.

Alt, could anyone provide advice.

Cheers
With the JVB "Rear brake reservoir" you only need to remove the plastic reservoir and replace with the JVB.
The kit comes with all parts that you need to mount on the bike. very simple to install.

Try to sell the rizoma reservoir
Great thanks sergio, no need to change the brake hose? I.e it looks like a small hose pushes into a bigger hose?

Pic on jvb website shows a hose hence the confusion.

Also, for ref is the jvb reservoir nipple same size as stock? Or the hose clamp does the job of compressing the rubber?

Will def try to sell rizoma.
 

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Not sure why more people aren't doing a simple DIY Vinyl-wrap or Plasti Dip on the OEM Reservoir.
The JVB one is nice, albeit -massively- overpriced and rather 'blingy' for the area on the bike that it's fitted, given it's surrounded by mostly matte-finished materials.
 

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Not sure why more people aren't doing a simple DIY Vinyl-wrap or Plasti Dip on the OEM Reservoir.
The JVB one is nice, albeit -massively- overpriced and rather 'blingy' for the area on the bike that it's fitted, given it's surrounded by mostly matte-finished materials.
Very true, agree shiny black doesnt suit as well as matt black and certainly cheaper options. Either way little blingy bits i feel always add to the bike and would hope those who know will spot. Whatever the solution definitely need to do something with the stock resevoir! Even my gf pointed it out.
 
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