79 GL1000 Goldwing Brake Prob.


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79 GL1000 Goldwing Brake Prob.

Postby garnetprice » Tue Jun 08, 2010 2:08 pm



My rear brakes are sticking, when I depress the brake pedal will not return, unless I use my toe. Any suggestions?



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Re: 79 GL1000 Goldwing Brake Prob.

Postby WingAdmin » Tue Jun 08, 2010 9:31 pm

Unhook the pedal from the master cylinder (see How to remove and rebuild your rear master cylinder for details), and unhook the spring that connects the pedal to the rear brake switch. Remove the cotter pin and washer holding the pedal in place, then work the rear pedal off the pivot pin - wiggle it up and down while pulling it off the pin.

The problem is that water gets into the pivot pin, and the pin is corroded. You'll have to clean the corrosion off the pivot pin, as well as out of the inside of the pedal. Grease both of them well with marine grease, and reinstall. This will solve your problem.

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Re: 79 GL1000 Goldwing Brake Prob.

Postby garnetprice » Tue Jun 08, 2010 11:37 pm

Thank you very much I will give that a try and let you know.

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Re: 79 GL1000 Goldwing Brake Prob.

Postby maddogcycle » Wed Jun 09, 2010 8:47 pm

On a lot of the Goldwings the brake fluid will get behind the rubber seal that holds the piston in the the brake caliper. After a time heat and other factors will cause it to harden pushing the rubber seal against the piston. Take the piston out and clean the groove the seal sits in and reassemble making sure you use brake fluid to lubricate before reassembly.This will take care of your problem.
A new seal would be a good idea also
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Re: 79 GL1000 Goldwing Brake Prob.

Postby maddogcycle » Wed Jun 09, 2010 8:58 pm

Back at you again. Try this first before you take the caliper apart. The brake pedal that you push with your foot may be frozen on the shaft it privets on. I have seen this a lot over the years. If it will not move up and down freely you will need to remove it and clean all the parts so there is no binding grease and reinstall. Any more questions drop me a line at jerry@maddogcycle.net

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Re: 79 GL1000 Goldwing Brake Prob.

Postby garnetprice » Thu Jun 10, 2010 9:59 am

Thanks, As soon as it stops raining I will try the foot pedal first, hopefully thats all it will take. Thanks all.

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Re: 79 GL1000 Goldwing Brake Prob.

Postby Old Fogey » Wed Jun 16, 2010 7:34 am

The small clevis joint that joins the pedal to the master cylinder pushrod can seize up with rust too. I've had them rusted up so bad that the joint had to be destroyed to get them apart!

This is a fix to stop that happening again.

A view of the rear brake linkage boot made from self-amalgamating rubber tape. I also chamfered the hole in the brake pedal for the main pivot pin and used a pair of thin O rings, one each side, to act as seals to keep the grease in and the water out.

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Re: 79 GL1000 Goldwing Brake Prob.

Postby WingAdmin » Wed Jun 16, 2010 12:34 pm

Good idea, just make sure you PACK that thing with grease first, because if water gets in there, the boot will hold it in there and it will rust faster than ever!

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Re: 79 GL1000 Goldwing Brake Prob.

Postby maddogcycle » Thu Jun 17, 2010 3:55 am

As I said in my previous posting, this is an on going problem with older wings.Any fix is OK, The main thing is you now know the problem and you can keep an eye on it. GOOD JOB.
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Re: 79 GL1000 Goldwing Brake Prob.

Postby wanickbill » Sun Aug 14, 2011 12:14 pm

thank you for posting this... i am having the same problem and i appreciate the info... im going to try this out... i am thinking that the brake need to be bled as well, but yeah, it pedal s deffinately sticking!

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Re: 79 GL1000 Goldwing Brake Prob.

Postby woolz123 » Sun Sep 18, 2011 10:37 pm

I read this post yesterday and pulled the lever off the pivot pin today. I lubed the pin and put the lever back on. That did the trick the rear brake lever moves freely now. This forum is great.




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