Front Brakes


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Front Brakes

Postby luckychucky60 » Sun Nov 14, 2010 2:49 pm



Just had the front calibers rebuilt, new stainless steel lines, now the splitter caved under to much pressure. Looks like the right side of the splitter is leaking. O-wata-bummer!


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Re: Front Brakes

Postby WingAdmin » Sun Nov 14, 2010 5:19 pm

I doubt the splitter itself has failed - it's just a solid hunk of aluminum (if I remember correctly) with some holes machined in it. It would take a lot more pressure than your hand can supply to split it. More likely it's one of the fittings, or a failed copper washer?

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Re: Front Brakes

Postby luckychucky60 » Sun Nov 14, 2010 6:11 pm

Thanks! That beats what I was thinking a million-to-one. I just bought the stainless steel lines, hopefully the fitting on the new lines are good. I'm going to hope for the copper washer. Sidecar waiting to be attached to motorcycle with no front brakes. Temporary.
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Re: Front Brakes

Postby luckychucky60 » Mon Nov 15, 2010 6:17 pm

Turns out the bolt was loose that held the copper washer, that held the stainless steel line. Fixed and rode the bike most of the day. Next project will be the progressive springs and new fork seals. Those 82 springs are just tired.
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Re: Front Brakes

Postby WingAdmin » Mon Nov 15, 2010 9:15 pm

I did both the stainless lines and the new (rear) Progressive shocks, and the bike is like a completely new bike after that. Huge difference!

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Re: Front Brakes

Postby luckychucky60 » Tue Nov 16, 2010 8:49 pm

Will have to try the rear Progressive after I get the front done. You didn't like the air shocks on the back? Did the Progressives lower your bike in the back?
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Re: Front Brakes

Postby littlebeaver » Tue Nov 16, 2010 9:05 pm

Is that sidecar off a WW II Harley or Indian?

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Re: Front Brakes

Postby scratcho » Tue Nov 16, 2010 9:33 pm

Looks Russian to me, Maybe a Ural?

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Re: Front Brakes

Postby WingAdmin » Wed Nov 17, 2010 3:45 pm

luckychucky60 wrote:Will have to try the rear Progressive after I get the front done. You didn't like the air shocks on the back? Did the Progressives lower your bike in the back?


I put Progressive 416's on the back - they are air shocks, and tie right into the existing pneumatic system. You can see them here: How to remove and replace your rear shocks

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Re: Front Brakes

Postby luckychucky60 » Sat Nov 20, 2010 1:33 pm

I'm not sure about the sidecar, something like a Ural, but not sure. Could be a Ural, knock-off. Thanks for the rear shock link. Sooner or later it will happen.
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Re: Front Brakes

Postby luckychucky60 » Wed Jan 05, 2011 5:40 pm

Just rode my bike back from the shop. The new additions include cup, oil, master cylinder, O ring, oil cup, Diaphragm, Seal set front fork, fork oil, 15 wt, Progressive fork springs, O rings for the water pipe, gasket, water pipe joint. Yehaaaa, riding much better and the coolant isn't running all over the engine. Makes me wanna go back out to ride it again. Yes, it's cold, but it's dry, and was sunny most of the day.
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Re: Front Brakes

Postby littlebeaver » Wed Jan 05, 2011 6:48 pm

That's not a Goldwing, it's Cadillac man... :lol: great job I'm happy for you




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