brake handle sloppy


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brake handle sloppy

Postby scottedlund » Thu Jul 18, 2013 5:46 pm



I am a new 1978 gl1000 owner and I had to replace my front brake micro switch. I did that and now the handle is sloppy. It is loose and the brake light is staying on all the time. How do you adjust the handle?



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Re: brake handle sloppy

Postby WingAdmin » Sat Jul 20, 2013 7:07 am

scottedlund wrote:I am a new 1978 gl1000 owner and I had to replace my front brake micro switch. I did that and now the handle is sloppy. It is loose and the brake light is staying on all the time. How do you adjust the handle?


There is no adjustment - it is pushing against the spring inside the master cylinder that pushes the piston back out. The handle itself should be held in relatively firmly with the screw that goes through the mount. Is it sloppy overall, or does it have too much free play when you pull it in?

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Re: brake handle sloppy

Postby artgrantz » Sat Jul 20, 2013 8:39 am

I had a similar problem years ago. The rubber dust boot over the plunger began coming apart and caused the plunger to bind. I used a dental pick and tweezers to remove the damaged dust boot and that cleared up the problem. Removing the boot had no effect on brake operation.

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Re: brake handle sloppy

Postby spookytooth » Sat Jul 20, 2013 10:20 am

I just two replaced the whole master cylinder, switch and all with a low profile aftermarket one. Seems to work fine and looks much better than the original with the big plastic reservoir...

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Re: brake handle sloppy

Postby scottedlund » Sun Jul 21, 2013 4:03 pm

Thanks for the help all, it was the plunger hanging up and just took some penitrationg oil and all is good now. Forgot to mention the bike sat for a year but at least I am enjoying it right now




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