I just changed the brake fluid today at 11, 950 miles. The fluid in the front reservoir was pretty clear, but the rear was very amber which seems strange. I'd have thought they would be almost the same color.
Then you would be about 200,000 miles behind on your service accordin to the manual.....I thought 12,000 miles was early myself..untill i replaced the fluid...Still ,might not need to even do it...How many times do we replace the brake flid in our cars...me never,just add... so i undersatand what you are saying...
I am about 212,000 miles behind on my brake fluid change. I guess I need to get er done some day..:joke:
The manual says 12K or two years which ever happens first.Recommend brake fluid changes are every 2 years. Brake fluid can and does break down over time. Just like transmission fluid in your cars and trucks.
Obvious some people never change theirs. That is their exceptable risks. I choose to change mine at regular intervals.
My guess at what the orange stuff in the bottom of the reservior is moisture. Moisture is the one thing that will deterorate the brake fluid faster than anything. Just the nature of the beast. If not clear or coming up on the 2 year interval...change it. You will be glad that you did.