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post #1 of 2 Old 03-21-2019, 08:51 AM Thread Starter
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Rear brake reservoir tank cover needed?

Late fall last year when it was cold out I hit the rear brake reservoir cover with my boot getting on to my bike and it cracked (The black line shows where it cracked).
I have some super glue on it but it has cracked apart from vibrations or I hit it with my boot again.....cold weather makes anything plastic so damn brittle!
Do any of you know if the cover is needed? It is a 2009 zx6r. Not sure if it kinda holds the reservoir in place when going over bumps etc or if its completely cosmetic.
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post #2 of 2 Old 03-21-2019, 12:10 PM
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If you delete the rear reservoir, you would not need the cover to support it. Mine, is broken on one of the tabs that clip the reservoir into the cover on the back side...... I have the cover on the bike simply because it still hangs on in the 'right' place.

The only function I see that cover actually having is to keep the reservoir level so it is less likely to leak. As much as the bike would make the fluid slop around riding, I don't see that as a significant concern.

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