Tool Kit


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Tool Kit

Postby Kronos » Tue Jun 14, 2016 5:17 am



Had to use tool kit for first time. Rear brake locked up, smelled really hot! Was able to remove the 2 bolts on caliper and get pads out, needle nose pliers handy to add. Made it home what a relief. Lots of cars go by only one young lady stop ask if needed help- crazy eh. Reading up on caliper and master cylinder now. Ordered new pads will try changing fluid and cleaning up caliper before going to rebuild kits. Nice site here. 1980 GL1100I single cylinder caliper.



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Re: Tool Kit

Postby dingdong » Tue Jun 14, 2016 7:55 am

If the brakes locked up you more than likely will have to rebuild or clean up the master cylinder as well. The fluid return (spooge) hole is probably clogged up.
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Re: Tool Kit

Postby NVSB4 » Tue Jun 14, 2016 10:00 am

Kronos wrote:Had to use tool kit for first time. Rear brake locked up, smelled really hot! Was able to remove the 2 bolts on caliper and get pads out, needle nose pliers handy to add. Made it home what a relief. Lots of cars go by only one young lady stop ask if needed help- crazy eh. Reading up on caliper and master cylinder now. Ordered new pads will try changing fluid and cleaning up caliper before going to rebuild kits. Nice site here. 1980 GL1100I single cylinder caliper.


First, welcome to the site.
A couple of thoughts and comments about your dilemma (not the technical, but the rest).
Yes, it's a shame that more people don't stop for a motorcycle to see if you need help when you are on the side of the road. In the last year, I've been on the side of the road with the Goldwing for an alternator issue that caused it to die and not a single person stopped. I had already called Rescue Plus to come pick me up, but still. I had a blowout in my Mercedes (run-flat and no spare) and while waiting again for Rescue Plus, 3 cars stopped to ask if I needed help. If I'm able (not going someplace that I absolutely have to be at a certain time), I'll stop to see if I can help whether it's a bike or a car.

On the tool kit, I've put together one that includes everything that I think I'll need. If I need a tool as part of regular maintenance, I'll put a duplicate in the kit.
Maybe it's just the old Boy Scout in me still coming out.

This site and members are great for getting any kind of help you need to work on your bike. If the How-To articles don't cover it, there is at least one member who has done it that is happy to give advise.

Good luck with the repair and keep posting.
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Re: Tool Kit

Postby WingAdmin » Wed Jun 15, 2016 7:49 pm

Most likely, as others said, your master cylinder return port is clogged.

If you let the bike sit for long enough that the brakes (and brake fluid) cool down, the fluid pressure will usually drop enough that the wheel will unlock.

You can also just crack the banjo bolt on the caliper to release the brake fluid pressure, and the pads should retract, freeing the wheel.

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Re: Tool Kit

Postby RBGERSON » Thu Jun 16, 2016 11:57 am

"tool kit" spare fuses, fuel pump, flat tire fix in a can; stop and go kit and patches/snakes & patch tools, solenoid, spark plugs, 8,10,12,14 mm sockets/shafts and wrenches, ratchet, JIS screw drivers, quart of oil, brake fluid, duct tape, wire, electrical tape, visa grips big and small; and needle nose, flashlight, cellphone. of course never used any of it..but the minute I remove something..I'll need it... :D :lol:
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Re: Tool Kit

Postby NVSB4 » Thu Jun 16, 2016 1:19 pm

RBGERSON wrote:of course never used any of it..but the minute I remove something..I'll need it... :D :lol:

I haven't ever used mine before either, but carry it all (plus some bailing wire) to help any of my Harley friends when they break down. :D
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Re: Tool Kit

Postby WingAdmin » Mon Jun 20, 2016 9:28 pm

NVSB4 wrote:
RBGERSON wrote:of course never used any of it..but the minute I remove something..I'll need it... :D :lol:

I haven't ever used mine before either, but carry it all (plus some bailing wire) to help any of my Harley friends when they break down. :D


That's funny...I have never had to use my tool kit on my Goldwing before either...but I have used it twice to rescue a stranded Harley rider. :)




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