GL 1100 brake pedal


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Creekwalker
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Motorcycle: 1983 GL1100A Aspencade, 2008 Kaw KLR 650, 2 1985 Yamaha V Max, 1982 Yamaha XJ1100, 1981 Yamaha SR500, 1980 Yamaha XS750 dirt tracker, 1978 GS1000 (1100) Suzuki, 1974 Yamaha MX250, 1972 Yamaha XS650, 1972 Triumph Bonneville, 1966 S90 Honda, 1966 S65 Honda, 1965 305 Honda Dream, 1963 305 Honda Dream and others.

GL 1100 brake pedal

Postby Creekwalker » Thu Sep 17, 2015 12:24 pm



Hello I am new to this forum as well as to the Goldwing. It is a 83 Gl 1100 Aspencade with 86,000 miles. Only ridden it a few miles but they were enjoyable. However, I have a safety issue with it. It has floorboards which are nice but it requires hunting for the rear brake pedal when it is needed. The plate that the floor boards are mounted on has two unused holes. Is there an after market brake pedal that puts the pedal in a safe position to use; ie more forward and to the outside?
I live in Southern Illinois in the hilly country and the temperature is beginning to cool off and pleasure riding is becoming a pleasure once again. Looking forward to putting more mile on the GL.



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fynespirits
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Re: GL 1100 brake pedal

Postby fynespirits » Fri Sep 18, 2015 4:28 pm

I am new to goldwings aswell and the rear brake was the same for me !
if you look underneath there is a adjustment nut that allows you to raise the pedal a bit !!
I did mine and it definitely helps a bit , just really a case of learning to ride a new bike with different characteristics !
I have a sports bike and being used to throwing it in to corners , result on the goldwing is you scrape
the floorboards on the black stuff :o
must remember to slow down for corners and bends a bit more :oops:
The wrong side of 30 yrs old ,
over 600 lbs , and she can still turn heads with her looks !! :lol:

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wingman12
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Re: GL 1100 brake pedal

Postby wingman12 » Fri Sep 18, 2015 5:18 pm

Welcome to the best GW site around. I can not help you concerning the boards on your bike, I do not like them they are to small for my big feet. Fynespirits is correct there has to be a manual adjustment for your 83 that will give you extra braking power. There are many online sites that probably have a set up that may work better for you. Try bike bandit or Cyclemax even ebay often comes up with solutions. Again to both of you welcome and there is always someone here that is ready willing and able to assist with helping you solve a problem with you GW. Ride often and ride safe. :D :D

Creekwalker
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Motorcycle: 1983 GL1100A Aspencade, 2008 Kaw KLR 650, 2 1985 Yamaha V Max, 1982 Yamaha XJ1100, 1981 Yamaha SR500, 1980 Yamaha XS750 dirt tracker, 1978 GS1000 (1100) Suzuki, 1974 Yamaha MX250, 1972 Yamaha XS650, 1972 Triumph Bonneville, 1966 S90 Honda, 1966 S65 Honda, 1965 305 Honda Dream, 1963 305 Honda Dream and others.

Re: GL 1100 brake pedal

Postby Creekwalker » Fri Sep 18, 2015 6:19 pm

Thanks for the suggestions. I am aware of the adjustment for free play in the pedal. Mine needs moved closer to the front wheel, which is impractical unless it was also moved farther away from the Goldwing. Currently the brake pedal is more accessible to my heel than my toes. I can handle the heel toe shifter but I am not ready to master braking with my heel. Perhaps pegs is my solution.

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wingman12
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Re: GL 1100 brake pedal

Postby wingman12 » Fri Sep 18, 2015 6:28 pm

from looking at your list of owned bikes over the years, I feel confident that you will be able to locate or fabricate what you need for your brake pedal on your new to you GW. :D :D

Creekwalker
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Motorcycle: 1983 GL1100A Aspencade, 2008 Kaw KLR 650, 2 1985 Yamaha V Max, 1982 Yamaha XJ1100, 1981 Yamaha SR500, 1980 Yamaha XS750 dirt tracker, 1978 GS1000 (1100) Suzuki, 1974 Yamaha MX250, 1972 Yamaha XS650, 1972 Triumph Bonneville, 1966 S90 Honda, 1966 S65 Honda, 1965 305 Honda Dream, 1963 305 Honda Dream and others.

Re: GL 1100 brake pedal

Postby Creekwalker » Fri Sep 18, 2015 10:18 pm

Hey Wingman, I didn't include the bikes I have owned over the years. Bikes listed are some of the ones I currently own. Yeah I know I have an understanding wife!

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wingman12
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Re: GL 1100 brake pedal

Postby wingman12 » Fri Sep 18, 2015 10:30 pm

I'm thinking you're bride is a little more than understandings. What is her collection passion? There is almost all ways a compermise. :D :D

argosybob
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Motorcycle: 1983 GL1100 Interstate

Re: GL 1100 brake pedal

Postby argosybob » Fri Sep 18, 2015 10:41 pm

Creekwalker wrote:Thanks for the suggestions. I am aware of the adjustment for free play in the pedal. Mine needs moved closer to the front wheel, which is impractical unless it was also moved farther away from the Goldwing. Currently the brake pedal is more accessible to my heel than my toes. I can handle the heel toe shifter but I am not ready to master braking with my heel. Perhaps pegs is my solution.

I had the same problem with my 83 Interstate. I wound up ditching the boards and went with pegs, though it took a while to find a set.

Creekwalker
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Re: GL 1100 brake pedal

Postby Creekwalker » Sat Sep 19, 2015 7:59 am

Wingman I see that you are experienced in life with your observations about compromises. My bride really doesn't have any collecting passions. Howver, she does spend a lot of time sewing and making crafts. Fortunately they are not very expensive passions.

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Overdog
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Re: GL 1100 brake pedal

Postby Overdog » Sat Sep 19, 2015 3:31 pm

There's a Markland rear brake pedal on ebay right now.....does anyone know if this is shaped differently to work with boards? (have pegs on mine so I'm not familiar with the pedal)




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