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first off, this is my first post on KMF. Howdy!

a little background, I've got a '97 Vulcan 1500, not sure what mod.

anyway, someone told me to use brake fluid for clutch hydraulic line. shopping online, saw mineral oil recommended. I'd like to hear some pros/cons.
 

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DO NOT USE MINERAL OIL IN A DOT SYSTEM !! unless you like rebuilding things.... they use mineral oil in mountain bike brake systems and some euro car clutch/brake systems but USA uses DOT ONLY......
and yes you use the same fluid for brakes and clutch.... DOT 3,4,5.1 ONLY....
 

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In addition to the mineral oil having poor elastomer compatibility, it will likely be too high in viscosity when things are a bit cool, compared to the correct DOT fluid.
 

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Is this the same mineral oil that's sold as paint thinner and that I buy by the gallon for my parts washer?
thats mineral SPIRITS not mineral oil...... :wink: but dam dont i wish.... :cry:

im all good though. found some today at my local motorcycle shop..... 4oz for 10$.... but these master dont hold much at all so it will last me a long time.....
 

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Had a look on Wikipedia:

Medicine – internal uses

Mineral oil is taken orally as a lubricative laxative, and is often prescribed to ease the pain of bowel movements for those who suffer from hemorrhoids and constipation.
Among other uses :D

Mineral oil - Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia

Also this:

Mineral oil is a common ingredient in baby lotions, cold creams, ointments and cosmetics. It is a lightweight inexpensive oil that is odorless and tasteless. It can be used on eyelashes to prevent brittleness and breaking and, in cold cream, is also used to remove creme makeup and temporary tattoos.
Same source.

(Insert utterly tasteless joke here):lol:
 
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