Rear Brake Lever Sticking 82 GL1100


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Rear Brake Lever Sticking 82 GL1100

Postby new82 » Sun Mar 25, 2012 12:37 pm



Not sure if it's the master cyl, or the pivot for the lever, but I suspect It's the pivot. Is there a grease fitting for the brake lever.
can release brake by hand or foot, but it doesnt come up by itself. not the rear caliper either as it releases when I lift the lever. The return spring is attached and doesnt appear broken My bike is a STD, but with Aspy bags, boards, plates etc, so I'd have to pull side plate and running board to see more. Open to ideas in the meantime.



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Re: Rear Brake Lever Sticking 82 GL1100

Postby virgilmobile » Sun Mar 25, 2012 1:01 pm

Crawl up under it,pull the split pin and washer,remove the coupler to the master cylinder.operate the lever while working the lever a bit to slide it off.Clean the rust off the post and the inside of the lever.Apply copious amounts of grease and reassemble.
OR,start spraying Kroll penetrating oil on it and hope that magically fixes it.

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Re: Rear Brake Lever Sticking 82 GL1100

Postby new82 » Sun Mar 25, 2012 1:23 pm

Thanks Virgil - will do. I already tried soaking it with wd ant that didnt help - needs good cleaning and greasing.

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Re: Rear Brake Lever Sticking 82 GL1100

Postby WingAdmin » Mon Mar 26, 2012 10:30 am

I've had far better luck using PB-Blaster to free up seized fasteners/items than WD-40. PB-Blaster works like magic, it seems.

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Re: Rear Brake Lever Sticking 82 GL1100

Postby virgilmobile » Mon Mar 26, 2012 12:41 pm

PB blaster works great,I agree.it may get it moving again but a derusting and greasing takes so much longer.I'd rather do that than wash dishes anyway. :D




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