Gl1000 rear brake pads replacement


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Gl1000 rear brake pads replacement

Post by Oils » Thu Aug 25, 2011 9:59 am



Hi, I am new to world of classic Goldwings. I have a 76 GL1000 and need to replace the rear brake pads. Can anyone please help me with the correct procedure and steps?
Thnx. Oils



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Re: Gl1000 rear brake pads replacement

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Re: Gl1000 rear brake pads replacement

Post by exodust20 » Thu Jun 15, 2017 9:42 pm

I too have a Gl100, I checked out the link, and that is not the same brake. looks like I will need to remove the wheel to do the brake job. the caliper is a bracket that is attached to the frame and the axle.

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Re: Gl1000 rear brake pads replacement

Post by ekvh » Fri Jun 16, 2017 6:14 am

Small cover on the top of the caliper must be removed first. (8mm wrench/socket) this exposes the pins, pads, and springs. Tight squeeze , but can be done on the bike. First time you may want to remove the caliper stay from the axle to rotate it for a better view.

Just previewed and it looks like the pic was shrunk to unreadable size. Two pins can be pulled out first. It helps to press downwards as there is a spring putting tension in the pads and thus pins upwards. Same on putting in the new ones after you have pressed both pistons out enough to fit them.

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Re: Gl1000 rear brake pads replacement

Post by SnoBrdr » Fri Jun 16, 2017 10:55 am

Oils wrote:
Thu Aug 25, 2011 9:59 am
Hi, I am new to world of classic Goldwings. I have a 76 GL1000 and need to replace the rear brake pads. Can anyone please help me with the correct procedure and steps?
Thnx. Oils
You should really get yourself a Honda Service manual to start with.

The rear tire doesn't have to come off if all you are doing is replacing the pads.

The rear axle does have to be removed as it is one of two mounting points for the rear caliper.

You didn't say what condition the caliper is in.

Does it and the rear master cylinder need to be rebuilt.

Will the piston slide easily when you go to put the pads in?

Often it is just easier to remove the caliper from the bike to check it all out and just bleed the rears when you put it back on.



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