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post #1 of 26 Old 06-25-2017, 11:59 AM Thread Starter
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Blue Fluid on Calipers?

Has anyone had this happen? Initial thought was hear soak, but I haven't pushed the bike hard enough yet. (Only 1000kms on bike).

Second most obvious thought would be brake fluid. Checked brake fluid reservoir and it is still well above the low line. Brake feel is fine, squeezing hard has solid resistance that maintains consistent pressure.

Again, the obvious answer is brake fluid, I just want to confirm.

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Wow. Just from looking at it, it seems the only thing it could be is brake fluid. But this must be a slow leak if you still have fluid in your brake fluid reservoir. The pictures seems to show this happening over a time period and not all at once, given the discoloration. Is that true?

Is your bike still under warranty? Looks like you have the stock brake lines still on it. My advice would be try and get suzuki to warranty it, unless you were monkeying around with the brake lines. I believe these bikes had a recall from the 2015-early 2016 models for something to do with the brakes. Maybe someone else can chime in about that.

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Thanks! It's a 2018 model. No monkeying around here.. first bike I want to keep stock.
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quick google brought this up - 2016 Suzuki GSX-S1000, GSX-S1000F Recalled for Brake Fluid Leak - Motorcycle.com News

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The fluid isnt blue. Thats just it reacting to the paint on your calipers. Brake fluid will eat a painted surface. As TheDude says. Thats the only thing it could be. Given the leak position and what the fluid did to your calipers.
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I found that too. But this is a 2018. You'd think they would have fixed it.

I was looking for confirmation on if brake fluid looks blue when dried up.

Also, this is my first few posts on this great forum!
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It looks more like the effects of using too harsh a cleaning product on the calipers , then again the brake fluid would also do that.
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It's brake fluid. One of the seals on the actual brake piston is damaged we're not seated properly. If it wasn't for the fact that the finish on the break is ruined I would tell you to simply fix the seal..... but since this is a brand-new bike that you are keeping stock....warranty


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EeeK!
take that back to the shop and get that checked out

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Thanks all! It is worth mentioning BOTH calipers look exactly the same right now. Very odd. I don't get how both could have leaked at the same time. Perhaps it goes back to the recall, which states some other liquid is interfering with the banjo bolt / crush washer / whatever is actually leaking.

I'll drop by my local dealer and let them decide. I expect that, given it is under warranty, they should be replacing anything and everything the brake fluid touched. (Possibly calipers / pads / rotors / brake lines).

This is my 5th Suzuki bike (4 were brand new), and is the first I've ever had any issue like this. Here's hoping thats' that.
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