rear brakepeddle


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rear brakepeddle

Postby lumagetti » Sun Apr 26, 2009 6:25 pm



I have a 76 goldwing, the only problem I am having is the rear brake peddle isn't returning to the up position after pressing it down. Does anyone have any help on this matter?

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Re: rear brakepeddle

Postby WingAdmin » Mon Apr 27, 2009 11:17 am

Yup...remove the brake pedal and lubricate it and the pivot with grease. The pivot it's on gets water in it, corrodes and seizes up. The spring isn't powerful enough then to bring the pedal back up on its own. Cleaning and greasing it up fixes the problem.

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Re: rear brakepeddle

Postby flanzajr » Tue Jul 28, 2009 10:44 pm

You also may be able to accomplish the same thing by disconnecting the master cylinder linkage and spraying the pivot with WD-40 or an equivalent. By disconnecting the linkage, you can rotate the pedal beyond the normal travel range up and down and free it up. I did this on my '83 Interstate and it worked well.

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Re: rear brakepeddle

Postby WingAdmin » Wed Jul 29, 2009 6:56 am

Penetrating oil will work for this as well...but be warned that this will be a temporary fix, and in a year or two you'll have the same problem. Pulling it off, cleaning the rust and grime out, and repacking with grease is the only really "permanent" fix.




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