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cjeffers9
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Motorcycle: 1978 gl 1000 1982 gl1100 aspencade 1989 gl1500

need help and some answers

Postby cjeffers9 » Sun Apr 29, 2012 1:08 pm



need some help and questions answered redoing the rear brakes on 1982 aspencade found a caliper that the pistons will come out waiting for our honda shop in asheboro to get the seals in i saw the brake petal wasn't returning so ill do the master cylinder too just took it off the brake petal still not returning the spring is still there returning it some but with the master off shouldn't it be really free ??or does the master do the return ?? the bike has been sitting a year plus and want to thank the helping hand on finding the caliper and these diy articles are great



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virgilmobile
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Re: need help and some answers

Postby virgilmobile » Sun Apr 29, 2012 2:06 pm

Remove the split pin and washer on the pivot bolt for the brake lever.Remove the whole lever,clean the rust off and moly grease it.Put it all back.The brake lever will lift with the spring,not the master cylinder.

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cjeffers9
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Re: need help and some answers

Postby cjeffers9 » Mon Apr 30, 2012 6:51 pm

yes did that works great got the master cylinder torn down wait again for a kit maybe wed now when i go to bleed these brake what cant just pump like a car ?? saw on one post having to let it sit for a few days to let the fluid leak down ??

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Re: need help and some answers

Postby virgilmobile » Mon Apr 30, 2012 7:35 pm

You can.the reason to let it "rest"is to allow trapped air bubbles escape.

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Re: need help and some answers

Postby patbrandon1 » Thu May 03, 2012 12:46 am

cjeffers9 wrote:yes did that works great got the master cylinder torn down wait again for a kit maybe wed now when i go to bleed these brake what cant just pump like a car ?? saw on one post having to let it sit for a few days to let the fluid leak down ??


You don't HAVE to let it sit to bleed them. And because the lines are shorter on a bike than a car, and the piston in the master is smaller, it is even more critical to use some suction to get the fluid through. It is possible to use the lever to get the fluid through, but you will be pumping for around a half hour or more. There is a thing called a Mity-Vac that people use to bleed the brakes, and that is probably the best thing. But I am cheap and here is a link to something I used...viewtopic.php?f=4&t=10295 the photo of the siphon I used is at the bottom of the page.




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