Rear brake disc glowing red???


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Rear brake disc glowing red???

Postby rolltide9630 » Mon Apr 05, 2010 6:45 am



On my way to work this morning, I started smelling smoke, so I pulled over an had a look. The rear brake disc was glowing red hot. I drove it back home, stopping from time to time to check it out but it never did it again. I put it up on the center stand when I got it home and spun the rear tire and the pads seem to make contact with the rotor. What should I do????



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Re: Rear brake disc glowing red???

Postby WingAdmin » Mon Apr 05, 2010 11:02 am

Have a look at this message. This is exactly what happens to GL1100 brakes, and causes them to hang up and drag, causing the problem you experienced.

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Re: Rear brake disc glowing red???

Postby rolltide9630 » Mon Apr 05, 2010 1:20 pm

That seems to be the front master cylinder, how do I fix this for the rear?

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Re: Rear brake disc glowing red???

Postby WingAdmin » Mon Apr 05, 2010 2:48 pm

I don't have a picture of the rear MC handy (I do have one taken, but it's not on the computer yet). It looks similar, though. You remove the two screws holding the top piece that the reservoir hose is fastened to. Remove that top piece, look inside, and you'll see the little round depression with the pinhole in it.

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Re: Rear brake disc glowing red???

Postby rolltide9630 » Mon Apr 05, 2010 3:21 pm

Thanks Admin, I'm looking at the Rear MC rebuild How To for reference. I really appreciate your quick reply. This site has been a lifesaver for me so many times, Again.... Thank You!!!!

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Re: Rear brake disc glowing red???

Postby WingAdmin » Mon Apr 05, 2010 3:35 pm

Once I get some time, I'll add that picture (and step) to that rear MC how-to reference.

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Re: Rear brake disc glowing red???

Postby rolltide9630 » Wed Apr 07, 2010 11:36 am

On the rear MC there are two holes, one in the middle and one off to the side. Which one is the one to clean out? I could get the wire in the one in the middle but not the other one.

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Re: Rear brake disc glowing red???

Postby WingAdmin » Wed Apr 07, 2010 11:59 am

It's the one off to the side. If the wire won't go in, then you're using too thick a wire.

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Re: Rear brake disc glowing red???

Postby rolltide9630 » Thu Apr 08, 2010 7:46 pm

I plucked a wire from a welding brush today at work and it did the job!!!! Thanks again!!!

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Re: Rear brake disc glowing red???

Postby WingAdmin » Thu Apr 08, 2010 9:38 pm

That's exactly what I used. :)




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