1983 GL1100 std brakes


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1983 GL1100 std brakes

Postby adrian62 » Sat Sep 25, 2010 5:55 am



Hello from Holland, can someone help on this one: what size diametre are the brake calipers front and rear of the 1983 GL1100 std . While overhauling the rear calipers I needed new O-rings, but they were too small (25MM). Mine were 32 mm, my dealer told me someone in the past probably switched the original for a bigger caliper. Is he right? Thanks, Ad :roll:



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Re: 1983 GL1100 std brakes

Postby WingAdmin » Sat Sep 25, 2010 8:53 am

Well an easy way to tell is this: On the 80 and 81 GL1100, the rear caliper has a single piston. On the 82 and 83 GL1100, the rear caliper has two pistons.

Are the "O-Rings" you are talking about the piston seals?

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Re: 1983 GL1100 std brakes

Postby adrian62 » Sat Sep 25, 2010 5:02 pm

I just want to know what the size of the rear calipers pistons are, 25mm or 32 mm. And yes, I meant the seals . Thanks for the comment,. Ad

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Re: 1983 GL1100 std brakes

Postby MJSantos » Sun Sep 26, 2010 10:03 am

I looked them up on Bikebandit.com and they show 32 for the pistons

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Re: 1983 GL1100 std brakes

Postby adrian62 » Mon Sep 27, 2010 2:01 am

Thanks for searching, my dealer was wrong then, there are'nt alot of '83 standard 1100's around here. Cheers, Ad :D




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