Brake ?


Information and questions on GL1000 Goldwings (1975-1979)
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dulcimerbob
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Location: Sautee, Georgia
Motorcycle: 1978 Gl1000

Brake ?

Postby dulcimerbob » Wed Aug 31, 2016 10:03 am



How good should the brakes be on my 78 ? Also could use advice on optimizing the brake system . I read a post where it was mentioned a master cylinder swap made huge difference . All replies appreciated.



SnoBrdr
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Motorcycle: 1978 GL 1000

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Re: Brake ?

Postby SnoBrdr » Wed Aug 31, 2016 3:08 pm

dulcimerbob wrote:How good should the brakes be on my 78 ? Also could use advice on optimizing the brake system . I read a post where it was mentioned a master cylinder swap made huge difference . All replies appreciated.


Late 70s technology so basically the brakes suck.

How are your hoses, are they original?

If so, those need to gop, replace with stainless steel.

Read this : http://randakks.com/collections/suspension-components/products/randakks-upgraded-front-master-cylinder

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dingdong
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Motorcycle: 1976 gl1000
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Re: Brake ?

Postby dingdong » Thu Sep 01, 2016 7:37 am

Stainless brake lines will make a big difference. Check with Lopeha here: viewtopic.php?f=9&t=11422
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sfruechte
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Location: La Crosse, WI
Motorcycle: 1977 GL1000

Re: Brake ?

Postby sfruechte » Thu Sep 01, 2016 10:03 am

Both brakes on a GL1000 should be capable of locking up both wheels, beyond that it's tires and skill.




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