1982 GL1100 Foot brake is gone!!!!!


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1982 GL1100 Foot brake is gone!!!!!

Postby nanadan7 » Sat May 26, 2012 6:04 pm



I have a 1982 GL1100 and for reasons unknown to me, the rear foot brake is completely out! This is of obvious great concern to me. Just got it legally tagged to be on the road and wouldn't you know it, now I must determine this issue and the cost to fix it. Not much of a mechanic but willing to get my hands dirty if it isn't above my pay grade. Checked out the pedal and I do not 'see' anything wrong. But alas, something must be or I wouldn't be here begging for assistance from the gods of Honda knowledge. Please share with me what I can check, and if need be, what to expect someone else to repair it if I can't get 'er done myself. So many thanks!

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Re: 1982 GL1100 Foot brake is gone!!!!!

Postby cjeffers9 » Sat May 26, 2012 9:05 pm

I just redid my backbrakes on my 82 aspencade. Rebuilt the rear caliper and master cylinder using the DIY section not hard at all. The cost of kits around 80 bucks and everyone here will helps you through it. Id check fluid frist and loosen the bleeder valve and see if you got fluid there when you hit the petal

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Re: 1982 GL1100 Foot brake is gone!!!!!

Postby seabee_ » Sun May 27, 2012 12:19 am

Need somemore info. Did you check the fluid level in the master cylinder? Was it working good before? Does the pedal move at all?
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Re: 1982 GL1100 Foot brake is gone!!!!!

Postby nanadan7 » Sun May 27, 2012 10:15 am

The pedal moves up and down freely. The spring attached to the foot brake is intact and the pedal looks and feels to be working properly, other than the obvious fact that it does not apply any stopping force. Apparently I will have to read up on where the master cylinder is located so I can check it to begin with. As stated earlier, I am in the early 'novice' stage of my endeavor to become more familiar and self-sufficient at maintaining this bike. Thus far it has been limited to changing the fuel pump which required little in time, effort or understanding. This just seems to be a bit more of a challenge for someone so under-informed as me.

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Re: 1982 GL1100 Foot brake is gone!!!!!

Postby seabee_ » Sun May 27, 2012 4:47 pm

Remove the side cover on the right side of the bike. (same side as pedal) You'll see the master cylinder reservouir. When you bleed the rear master cylinder you have to bleed the front linked brake caliper first, then the rear caliper.
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Re: 1982 GL1100 Foot brake is gone!!!!!

Postby RBGERSON » Mon May 28, 2012 8:39 am

This is an 82..I don't think those were linked?? maybe but the 83's linked for sure. If not linked the back just need to bleed if the master sucked some air. Quick check after you top off the master..pump the rear pedal as fast as you can by hand..does it firm up?? If so air in your system...bleeding is needed..
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Re: 1982 GL1100 Foot brake is gone!!!!!

Postby seabee_ » Mon May 28, 2012 6:54 pm

You're right, I keep forgetting they didn't link the brakes until '83.
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Re: 1982 GL1100 Foot brake is gone!!!!!

Postby WingAdmin » Tue May 29, 2012 12:02 pm

If you've got little or no resistance, I'd first bleed the brakes to make sure they're not full of air.

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Re: 1982 GL1100 Foot brake is gone!!!!!

Postby nanadan7 » Tue May 29, 2012 5:02 pm

OK, first let me say you folks are great and very knowledgable. Now to test your patience. As stated before, I am on a severe learning curve here but I want to do this myself if at all possible (for all the right and obvious reasons). I removed the cover and found the reservoir. It is NOT empty, so from all I have read I need to bleed the caliper next if I understood correctly. Please explain since I am not positive which hose (?) needs to be removed in order to bleed this. Any pictures would be wildly appreciated too. I could go on a YouTube search, but I trust the input of the experts here more because you have seen it and/or done it before. Many thanks are in order (and a drink, or 4, if we ever chance meeting)!

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Re: 1982 GL1100 Foot brake is gone!!!!!

Postby patbrandon1 » Tue May 29, 2012 9:09 pm

nanadan7 wrote:OK, first let me say you folks are great and very knowledgable. Now to test your patience. As stated before, I am on a severe learning curve here but I want to do this myself if at all possible (for all the right and obvious reasons). I removed the cover and found the reservoir. It is NOT empty, so from all I have read I need to bleed the caliper next if I understood correctly. Please explain since I am not positive which hose (?) needs to be removed in order to bleed this. Any pictures would be wildly appreciated too. I could go on a YouTube search, but I trust the input of the experts here more because you have seen it and/or done it before. Many thanks are in order (and a drink, or 4, if we ever chance meeting)!

Dave


You do not have to remove a hose. There is what is called a "bleeder" on the caliper. I am including a link to a DYI in this forum for replacing the rear brake pads. Also included a pic of exactly what, and where the bleeder is on you bike. After what you have posted, if you aren't getting any pressure at all when you pump the pedal very fast for a few minutes, you may have to use what is called a Mity-vac to pull fluid to the caliper from the reservoir. I also suggest you look at the Do It Yourself articles linked near the top of the page. Also doing a search in specific forums such as GL1100 viewforum.php?f=4

Here is the link to the replacing rear brake pads. viewtopic.php?f=11&t=78
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Re: 1982 GL1100 Foot brake is gone!!!!!

Postby mortiki » Sat Jun 02, 2012 2:08 pm

I would also look at the link from pedal to M/C to see if it rusted through.


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