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nauty
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help please

Post by 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

Post by 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.
"Tact is the ability to tell someone to go to hell in such a way that they look forward to the trip." W.C. Have a wonderful flat tire day while doing 99mph.

nauty
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Re: help please

Post by 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

Post by 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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Re: help please

Post by 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.
:)
"Tact is the ability to tell someone to go to hell in such a way that they look forward to the trip." W.C. Have a wonderful flat tire day while doing 99mph.

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Re: help please

Post by 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

Post by Joecop » Sat Jun 04, 2016 9:51 pm

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



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