Questions run around in my head from time to time. Sometimes they pop out to the big wide world, like this one.
My bike uses DOT4, as per the manufacturer's specification and many of your bikes, if not all. I have heard that DOT 5 (as distinct from DOT 5.1) can be used as a replacement for DOT 4. However as DOT 5 is silicone based (and less hydroscopic - doesn't readily absorb moisture) and the other DOTs are based in the ester world, is it possible to replace DOT 4 with DOT 5. If this is indeed possible, what would you need to do, preparation-wise for this to occur.
As we know DOT 3, 4, 5.1 all will chew out your paintwork, if spilt. From my reading, DOT 5, possibly, will not. As DOT 5 is often used for very low use vehicles or vehicles in storage, why not every day usage?
Thoughts from the experts?