Rear Brake pedal


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dough0216
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Rear Brake pedal

Postby dough0216 » Sat Jul 23, 2016 5:42 pm



Looking to pick your brains again. The other day after my 81 GL1100 was out in a very heavy rain while I was at work, the problem started. I hopped on to go home and on the first stop my back tire locked up and my pedal stuck down. I lifted the pedal with my toe, and continued the ride home. I didn't have any issue the rest of the way home. My bike was parked for a few days, the next time I rode the issue was back and did not go away. I checked the fluid it was at the low mark, so I topped it off. I haven't ridden it yet but I did push the pedal down and I have to lift it up, still sticking. Your help would be greatly appreciated Thanks Doug!
P.S. the brakes do apply to stop the bike and when I lift the pedal they do release.



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Re: Rear Brake pedal

Postby Overdog » Sun Jul 24, 2016 7:59 am

Probably corrosion in the brake pedal pivot. Mine was sticking a bit and I hosed it liberally with WD 40 and it freed up. Others have had to remove the pedal and clean everything up & lube the parts

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Re: Rear Brake pedal

Postby dough0216 » Sun Jul 24, 2016 8:09 am

Thanks for the info, I will give that a try!

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Re: Rear Brake pedal

Postby WingAdmin » Sun Jul 24, 2016 6:32 pm

Definitely the pivot, and it's s safety issue, because it will happen again.

Fix it right, take it right off, sand off the corrosion with fine sandpaper, pack it with grease, put it all back together. It will be good for another 10-15 years.

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Re: Rear Brake pedal

Postby dough0216 » Mon Jul 25, 2016 5:49 pm

going to do it right just in case I'm riding it for another 15 years or so. Thanks for the advice

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Re: Rear Brake pedal

Postby Monsignore » Tue Jul 26, 2016 2:12 pm

Do any of y'all have a link to a tutorial, or photos? Accessing my brake pedal is hampered by the linkage to the side car.

I took this pic a little while ago. I'm assuming I need to loosen the rusty-looking thing just beyond the spring? (Not the tiny one on the right of the pic)


Is that easier to do from the left side?

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Re: Rear Brake pedal

Postby mytown » Tue Jul 26, 2016 5:43 pm

Right. The rusty thing is a washer and is held in place by a cotter pin. I went in from underneath. Here's a link to a thread that should be helpful.
http://goldwingdocs.com/forum/viewtopic.php?f=4&t=15042&p=198886#p198886




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