My front brakes


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volvot5
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My front brakes

Postby volvot5 » Sat Mar 21, 2015 1:08 pm



My GL 1100 when applying the front brake will sometimes stay engaged and the front end will just dive down. Then it will release and be fine till the next time. The splitter is eliminated. i have braided hoses in the front. the master cylinder has been rebuilt. the caliper have been rebuilt.



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RBGERSON
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Re: My front brakes

Postby RBGERSON » Sun Mar 22, 2015 7:41 am

Can only be a couple of things..stuck pistons, clogged return port in the master, collapsed brake lines,
HAD LOTS OF GOLDWING 75-83
NOW INTO 1500'S..RIDING A 1998 SE

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Re: My front brakes

Postby WingAdmin » Mon Mar 23, 2015 12:35 pm

It could be something to do with the TRAC anti-dive, perhaps?

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sleepy3103
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Re: My front brakes

Postby sleepy3103 » Thu May 14, 2015 8:20 pm

Im guessing its the return hole in the master cylinder clogged or something along those lines. If you have the TRAC forks check your dog bone that connect the bottom caliper bolt to the TRAC bolt. If they get flipped when you put the brake on they will make your brakes drag and stuff.

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Aussie81Interstate
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Re: My front brakes

Postby Aussie81Interstate » Thu May 14, 2015 9:22 pm

how about some bent forks being the problem.

are the brakes dragging when it has "dived down" or will it still be rolling along after you release the brakes ?

if it is still rolling OK - the brakes are possibly OK and the issue is in fork alignment or a bent fork or some form of binding in the front suspension.




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