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Does anyone know what the capacity is for the Stock Brake Reservoir for a 2005 Ducati Monster 1000S? I went to a local Ducati dealer and asked them, but they didn't know.

I need to find out so I can see if this Rizoma Brake/Clutch Reservoir would be big enough to hold it. I sent a email to Ducati, but they have yet to respond.

I want to have both the clutch & brake reservoirs to match, so I was thinking of having using the generic bottom flow version instead of the side flow versions that don't match in size.

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The Brembo front brake reservoir capacity, for my M900Sie, is 45cc (45ml). The clutch and rear brake reservoirs capacity are 15cc (15ml). These capacitys should be the same for your Monster. If they are incorrect I'm sure someone will chime in and correct me.
 

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M900Sie said:
The Brembo front brake reservoir capacity, for my M900Sie, is 45cc (45ml). The clutch and rear brake reservoirs capacity are 15cc (15ml). These capacitys should be the same for your Monster. If they are incorrect I'm sure someone will chime in and correct me.
Thanks.

The tech guy told me not to change the size, but he was more of a BMW guy. THey only recently started selling & servicing Ducati.

Many people on DML told me it was OK to use a smaller reservoir. I'm a bit nervous about changing things like this.
 

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It doesn't matter what size resevoir you use.
 

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+ whatever on the above posts, just watch the level in the brake side. As the pads wear the fluid level will drop.
 

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JJGeo said:
+2 I have a small Rizoma brake reservoir...no problems.
Which version do you have? Was it a pain to change?
 

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JJGeo said:
I have the bottom one without the window. Easy to change as long as you know how to bleed the brakes/clutch.
So is there any problems going from a side flow to a bottom flow? The BMW tech seemed worried.
 

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JJGeo said:
I have the bottom one without the window. Easy to change as long as you know how to bleed the brakes/clutch.
Its easy enough to change these without having to re-bleed.
Empty fluid from resevoir
Remove at hose end closest to resevoir
Instal new resevoir
Refill with fluid
Give hose a couple of pinches to remove any small air voids. You can see them with teh cover removed.

If you don t introduce air into the Master cylinder you shouldnt have to rebleed. I do this all the time.
 

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Its easy enough to change these without having to re-bleed.
Empty fluid from resevoir
Remove at hose end closest to resevoir
Instal new resevoir
Refill with fluid
Give hose a couple of pinches to remove any small air voids. You can see them with teh cover removed.

If you don t introduce air into the Master cylinder you shouldnt have to rebleed. I do this all the time.
See...someone smarter than me chined in! ;D I wish I would have known that before! [cheeky]

Side or bottom flow doesn't matter. Fluid pressure is fluid pressure.
 

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JJGeo said:
See...someone smarter than me chined in! ;D I wish I would have known that before! [cheeky]

Side or bottom flow doesn't matter. Fluid pressure is fluid pressure.
Not sure about the smarter but I certainly have done both, having screwed up my method once or a dozen times [cheeky]
 
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