help please


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nauty
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help please

Postby nauty » Sat May 28, 2016 10:00 am



i have an 81 gl1100. i have rebuilt both front calipers, bought a brand new master and brake pads. i am getting plenty of fluid thru the bleeder valves, no air in the lines that i can tell (i have gravity bled many times and pumped and released many times, gone thru about 2 large bottles of dot 3 and even put a hose on bleeders leading to a bottle of brake fluid). i have tried everything i can think of and everything i have found but cannot build up enough pressure to get good brakes. anyone have any idea why? the lines are not new but like i mentioned there is plenty of fluid going thru the lines.



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Re: help please

Postby FM-USA » Sat May 28, 2016 8:20 pm

IF you're talking about your 1982 Wing, grab hold tight the rubber lines and pump the brakes, might need a helper.
If the lines expand, new ones are needed. Stainless Steel covered lines I hear are the best, tho pricy.

Try finding new ones on Ebay. Age matters, don't get used ones.
"OIL CHANGE?" _FM 07-2009
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Taste testing as the miles flow, souring as that acid grows.
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Re: help please

Postby nauty » Mon May 30, 2016 4:25 pm

Well I guess that's all thats left. Thank you very much for taking the time to reply.

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Re: help please

Postby RoadRogue » Mon May 30, 2016 5:10 pm

On the for sale page of this forum , second post down there is a member that is a distributor for Hel stainless steel brake lines . Drop him a PM with year make and model and colour of lines you want, and he will get back to you with a fair price. I put them on both my 1100 and my 1500. Best safety improvement I ever did to my bikes. Sharp crisp brake lever, no mushy brakes. Just serious stopping power. 8-)
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MADE_IT!_200K_Oct_17/2016
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Re: help please

Postby FM-USA » Mon May 30, 2016 7:43 pm

nauty wrote:Well I guess that's all thats left. Thank you very much for taking the time to reply.


DO RETURN with your findings, we're a curious bunch.
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Know its new taste and be loyal, you'll know when to change that oil.
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Re: help please

Postby WingAdmin » Mon May 30, 2016 8:16 pm

RoadRogue wrote:On the for sale page of this forum , second post down there is a member that is a distributor for Hel stainless steel brake lines . Drop him a PM with year make and model and colour of lines you want, and he will get back to you with a fair price. I put them on both my 1100 and my 1500. Best safety improvement I ever did to my bikes. Sharp crisp brake lever, no mushy brakes. Just serious stopping power. 8-)


Agreed. I put those (very reasonably priced) HEL stainless brake lines on my 1100, my 1500, and my wife's PC800. Definitely the best upgrade you can make to your brakes.

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Re: help please

Postby Joecop » Sat Jun 04, 2016 9:51 pm

Definitely spend the money. Did my fronts, night and day difference.




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