GL1100 Front Brake Calipers?

Information and questions on GL1100 Goldwings (1980-1983)
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GL1100 Front Brake Calipers?

Post by bikebone » Sun Aug 04, 2013 6:45 pm

Anyone know what size the front brake caliper pistons are on a 1982 GL? And will '82 calipers fit an '83? I'm wanting to unlink the brakes on my 83 and would like to have calipers with the same size pistons on both sides.

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Re: GL1100 Front Brake Calipers?

Post by Dale Landan » Sat Sep 07, 2013 1:12 am

The 82 use's duel pistons that measure new at 30 millometers, Front and rear caliper pistons are the same! But due to bore wear do not interchange the pistons. Since the 83 use's a combined front rear set up I don't remember if the calipers can be interchanged or not, but I think they can be! Double check the shop maintaince manual from Hondad DO NOT USE CLYMERS MANUAL, they suck greatly, with the information that they provide for the 80 to 83 GL1100. They say they are coming out with a "revised edition" some time next year but I wouldn't hold my breath on it. Best bet is down load the Honda factory Service Manual at least they (Honda) have their information correct on the 1980 to 1983 GL1100 all models

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