White dot in brake thingy?
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Vespa GTS 300
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Tue Apr 16, 2019 6:04 pm quote
I noticed this white dot - on both brakes. Guess they are supposed to be there - but why?

Thanks in advance!

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Tue Apr 16, 2019 6:59 pm quote
My guess is that it's an inspection mark, a spot of paint placed there when the bike was prepped, to verify that the brake fluid was filled to the correct level.
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Tue Apr 16, 2019 11:18 pm quote
I would guess a floating thingummy to make it easier to see the level. Does it move side to side when you tilt the scooter?
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Wed Apr 17, 2019 4:01 am quote
You need to add brake fluid, you should see no air, only liquid. It's to let you know when your low on fluid.

I remeber when motorcycle used this as the oil level indicator.

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Wed Apr 17, 2019 7:36 am quote
Can I just say this is my favorite thread!!! Ya'll using my vernacular and that is why I LOVE it!!!
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Thu Apr 18, 2019 7:26 am quote
It doesn't move - and sounds like a good guess with inspection thing.

I will exchange the brake fluid - I think it's about time.
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Thu Apr 18, 2019 9:00 am quote
WEB-Tech wrote:
You need to add brake fluid, you should see no air, only liquid. It's to let you know when your low on fluid.

I remeber when motorcycle used this as the oil level indicator.
As your pads wear, the fluid level goes down. If you top it up as it decreases, the next time you compress the caliper to install new pads, brake fluid will spill out and that's not a good thing.
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