Back wheel stuck


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Back wheel stuck

Postby venetianmilw » Thu Mar 15, 2012 4:59 pm



Hi everyone.

I have a 1980 GL1100 with 35,000 miles. Last fall after a long ride, during which my Rear Suspension light came on an off (Another topic) I decided to move the bike to another spot in the garage. I could not because the back wheel was stuck, frozen.

Now that the weather has warmed up I decided to tackle this problem. I had read somewhere that one likely reason was that the rear brake was stuck because of a clog in the tubing. So, I have now pulled off the master cylinder and the attached valve that is behind it and they are off the bike.

There was no fluid in the valve where the two tubes come in and then it attaches on the other end to the master cylinder. It is bone dry. The master cylinder had less than a teaspoon of fluid in it.

While I had all of this off, I thought that perhaps all pressure would be off the back brake and I should be able to move the bike, but it's still stuck.

Can someone give me some idea what's going on? Time to tow it to the repair shop and have them look at it?

Thanks for your help.



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Re: Back wheel stuck

Postby D2D » Thu Mar 15, 2012 5:29 pm

Open up your bleeder valve and using a large flat blade screwdriver gently pry the shoes off of the disc to compress the piston. If that does not work then it's probably a frozen piston requiring you to remove the caliper to work on it.

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Re: Back wheel stuck

Postby virgilmobile » Fri Mar 16, 2012 2:56 pm

Because working brakes are kinda important,you really should do a complete clean up of the masters and calipers,front and rear.flush all the fluid out.If the rear is bound up,the likelihood of the other 2 calipers failing wOn't be far behind.you just don't want that to happen when on a nice ride.Usually a complete cleanup takes the better part of a day.Rather in your garage than at Joe's fixit shop in Kerney Nebraska.He has a hard time pronouncing Honda

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Re: Back wheel stuck

Postby venetianmilw » Fri Mar 16, 2012 4:57 pm

Lol. Yeah, that would be a bad place to try to have the bike fixed. I've been there with my last bike when the starter, well, stopped and no kick start and it would not push start. Broken spring. Bad moment.

Well, I went to the extent of pulling the calipers from the back completely off the bike and it's still not movable. I'm suspecting that the bearings are frozen or the like. I put a call into my repair shop and they said they would call me back, but it seems everyone is asking for bike work right now and I have not heard from them. I have no idea what a rebuild of all that will cost me.

Thanks for your help and ideas!

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Re: Back wheel stuck

Postby virgilmobile » Fri Mar 16, 2012 5:24 pm

Just do it yourself.it's a whole bunch cheaper than a shop.there are "how to" articles to vet you through it.it's really not difficult.

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Re: Back wheel stuck

Postby dingdong » Sun Mar 18, 2012 8:23 am

Pull all of your spark plugs. You just might be hydro locked.
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Re: Back wheel stuck

Postby virgilmobile » Sun Mar 18, 2012 9:54 am

Yup,either the bearings are frozen,or as above,it's in gear and the engine is hydro locked,or the differential is bad.
Does the engine start?If it does,pull off the rear wheel.Find out if the bearings are bad or the differential.Either of those are replaceable without too much trouble.




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