rear brakes on an 81 gl1100


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rear brakes on an 81 gl1100

Postby mkdm0 » Thu Oct 02, 2014 8:24 pm



Just got my 81 running, and brakes need overhaul. question is, are the rear master cylinders interchangable between an 81 and 82? I have a spare 82 master cylinder that I overhauled a few years ago when you could still get cheap parts for it.

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Re: rear brakes on an 81 gl1100

Postby Mh434 » Thu Oct 02, 2014 10:24 pm

Sorry to say, at least judging by available M/C rebuild kits, the '80-81, '82, and '83 models all had different M/C guts. If you have an entire '82 M/C, swapping the whole thing in might still be an option. I'm sure it will work, if it will physically fit where it needs to go.

Failing that, I did find rebuild kits for your '81 rear M/C here: http://www.partsnmore.com/parts/honda/g ... %5d=custom

You can see from the pictures that the various ones I mentioned above are markedly different, each with a different part number...

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Re: rear brakes on an 81 gl1100

Postby RBGERSON » Wed Oct 08, 2014 7:34 am

Did 82 go to linked brakes?? if they did won't work on an 81..I know 83's had lionked brakes but not sure about 82's???
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Re: rear brakes on an 81 gl1100

Postby WingAdmin » Wed Oct 08, 2014 3:13 pm

RBGERSON wrote:Did 82 go to linked brakes?? if they did won't work on an 81..I know 83's had lionked brakes but not sure about 82's???


Nope, 82 had separate brakes. 83 was the first year for linked brakes.




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