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Default Mystery drip off rear brake cylinder

Fluid is dripping off the rear brake cylinder. Mechanic tried twice to locate/tighten and then replaced the cylinder and hose, still dripping. I am wondering how it can still be dripping. Is it possible there is a fluid leak higher up dripping ONTO the brake cylinder?

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first of all what kind of fluid
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I thought brake, mechanic thought brake, on my finger it’s black on a paper towel it’s more clear like brake fluid. I check the brake fluid level, but the drips are not a leak, so I dont see the level change. I took a picture the first time, am unsure I can post a photo as non-paying member
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Could be coming from the left rear shock.
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Engine oil from the drain hose ?
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Engine oil from the drain hose ?
Good possibility.
This has happened more than once on my Sporty.
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