New goldwing Owner


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tallman21
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New goldwing Owner

Postby tallman21 » Tue Feb 15, 2011 8:11 pm



Hey guys,

I just joined the forum. I just bought my first goldwing (1980 GL1100). Just had a quick question. The back tire is turning real hard. Could this be because of the brakes being frozen? Mind, there is snow where I live and its very cold.

Thanks!



imfree
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Re: New goldwing Owner

Postby imfree » Wed Feb 16, 2011 5:23 am

The rear caliper is probaly locking up,I suggest you replace or repair it,It is not hard to do,READ the manual FRIST,Which you can download right here at the top of the page,These old wings will do this sometimes when they set to long.

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Re: New goldwing Owner

Postby WingAdmin » Wed Feb 16, 2011 11:46 am

I had the exact same problem with my 1100 when I first got it, and it was one of the first things I did to it. It's not hard to do, have a look here:

How to rebuild your rear brake caliper

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Re: New goldwing Owner

Postby littlebeaver » Wed Feb 16, 2011 12:02 pm

Me too..It turned out to be a clogged return port hole that lives in the rear master cylinder..check the brake lines for cloggs too.

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tallman21
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Re: New goldwing Owner

Postby tallman21 » Thu Feb 17, 2011 4:15 pm

hmmm ok, bleed them out? im gonna drain all the fluids and refill them all anyways.

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Re: New goldwing Owner

Postby littlebeaver » Fri Feb 18, 2011 12:20 am

Yeh, these old wings have issues with brake lines being half clogged or fully clogged lot's of guys just buy new one's or unclog them..Good luck with your brakes..

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Re: New goldwing Owner

Postby Jdept » Wed Mar 02, 2011 8:24 am

I've had the same problem when I got my '82 GL1100I last year. I just tore apart the rear caliper, cleaned with mineral spirits, replaced seals, lightly smoothed pistons which 400 grit sand paper, and rebuilt the rear master cylinder. Now it's firm and solid. A couple of recommendations for you is to get Japanese seals (I believe by K&L) I did a quick search on Ebay here --> http://cgi.ebay.com/ebaymotors/HONDA-CB900-C-GL1100-GOLDWING-REAR-CALIPER-REBUILD-KIT-_W0QQcmdZViewItemQQhashZitem588c8a1b38QQitemZ380314983224QQptZMotorcyclesQ5fPartsQ5fAccessories
A thing about brake fluid is it gets nasty when exposed to the atmosphere. Because of this you maybe be scraping of a lot of crystal crud from the caliper. I did this carefully and patiently. After that it's mostly about running out the old fluid remains from the lines with fresh fluid and get the air out. About getting all the bubbles out. I had major success once I started with the rear m/c by using a short tube (straw would work) slowly add a little bit of brake fluid in the master cylinder until fluid comes out the output side and goes up and down without spitting or bubbles. then it's all about hooking up the lines, getting fluid through to the caliper than cracking the lines and pumping the peddle. Each time this is done I used safety wire to hold the peddle down then tightened all the fittings and refilled the brake fiuld reservoir until all the sponginess was out. Very easy to do. :idea:

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Re: New goldwing Owner

Postby GreenDragon » Wed Mar 09, 2011 2:47 pm

Congratulations and good luck!


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