Brake pedal sticking


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Brake pedal sticking

Postby wingnut123 » Sun May 23, 2010 4:15 pm



My brake pedal is sticking down on my "82 GW 1100 i. I can reach down and with my hand pull it up and release the brakes. It goes down and comes up hard. Anyone have a suggestion. I just had the rear tire replaced, and the rear brake pads replaced at the Honda dealer.
Thanks!!! :(



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Re: Brake pedal sticking

Postby Five » Sun May 23, 2010 8:08 pm

Possibly the rear master cylinder. Mine locked the pads closed, but the symptoms you describe could happen as well. Buy a rebuild kit, it's fairly easy.
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Re: Brake pedal sticking

Postby wingnut123 » Mon May 24, 2010 12:55 am

Thank you very much. I suspected that but was unsure. Have a great week!! RA

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Re: Brake pedal sticking

Postby WingAdmin » Mon May 24, 2010 12:11 pm

This isn't the master cylinder. It's actually a fairly common problem with this era of Goldwing. The problem is the pedal itself, or more specifically, the pivot. It gets moisture in there, and eventually corrodes, to the point that it will stick down and the spring doesn't have enough strength to return it.

You need to disconnect the pedal from the master cylinder (remove the cotter pin and clevis pin), then pull the pedal up to release the spring pressure. Then work the pedal off the pivot pin. Once it's off, clean all the corrosion off the pin and the inside of the pedal, then coat them both liberally with grease - I've read that marine trailer wheel grease works well (the grease meant to lubricate boat trailer wheels). Put it back together and it should be good for years.

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Re: Brake pedal sticking

Postby wingnut123 » Tue May 25, 2010 4:17 am

I'll give that a try first. Thanks for the reply!!!!

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Re: Brake pedal sticking

Postby wingnut123 » Wed Jun 02, 2010 7:56 am

The fix was to remove the pedal and clean it up, plus marine grease!! Thanks all!!! :D




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