Information and questions on GL1100 Goldwings (1980-1983)
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Post by psovran » Sat Nov 07, 2015 11:26 pm

Rebuilding a 1983 GL1100
And I am hearing that the brakes are not the best. I have never driven the bike yet so I don't know. Is this something I should upgrade? Or just rebuild? Any insight would be nice.

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Re: Brakes?

Post by virgilmobile » Sat Nov 07, 2015 11:31 pm

I think you'll find that the braking may not be as crisp as others...Many improve this by replacing the brake lines with stainless steel lines.

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Re: Brakes?

Post by Aussie81Interstate » Sun Nov 08, 2015 1:11 am

New technology braided brake lines are definitely better than the old 30+ year rubber ones imho. :)

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Re: Brakes?

Post by RoadRogue » Sun Nov 08, 2015 1:43 am

+1 on the braided brake lines. I got mine here. viewtopic.php?f=9&t=11422 8-)

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