1982 GL1100 rear brake hang


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1982 GL1100 rear brake hang

Postby rolson3707 » Fri Jul 01, 2011 5:57 pm



I rebuilt the rear caliper and rebuilt the rear master cylinder,
the brake bleed good,but drive it for about half mile and you can feel the brake hanging,I found the little return hole in the master cylinder it goes down into the main bore.
When I take it for a short ride and the brake starts hanging,I put it on the center stand and the brake is hang so you can't turn the rear wheel very good,I loosen the brake line going from the master cylinder to the caliper and the pressure releases and then you can turn the wheel right away.any info would be appreciated.
Rodney



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Re: 1982 GL1100 rear brake hang

Postby WingAdmin » Sat Jul 02, 2011 11:37 am

Have you checked the brake pedal itself? It can corrode and bind up, so that it doesn't come back up after you press it, and ends up holding the rear brakes on.

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Re: 1982 GL1100 rear brake hang

Postby howlingowl » Sat Jul 23, 2011 2:40 pm

I had the same thing happen on my son's Dodge Neon. I replaced the caliper with a new one and the same thing happened... it clamped on and stayed on until the rotor was extremely hot.

The problem (as hard as it was to believe) was the brake hose. It looked fine on the outside, wasn't cracked or even weathered but the inside had collapsed and acted as a one way valve. When we replace the hose everything worked like new.

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Re: 1982 GL1100 rear brake hang

Postby WA9FWT » Sat Jul 23, 2011 8:22 pm

howlingowl wrote:I had the same thing happen on my son's Dodge Neon. I replaced the caliper with a new one and the same thing happened... it clamped on and stayed on until the rotor was extremely hot.

The problem (as hard as it was to believe) was the brake hose. It looked fine on the outside, wasn't cracked or even weathered but the inside had collapsed and acted as a one way valve. When we replace the hose everything worked like new.

Same problem my wifes car a week ago,same model, well Plymouth Neon.... I changed the hose and that took care of the problem. Part was made in " China ", thats all they had in stock at Advance Auto Parts.


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Re: 1982 GL1100 rear brake hang

Postby RBGERSON » Sun Jul 24, 2011 8:02 am

choices..clogged return port, collapsed line, stuck piston. If releasing pressure at the bleeder works then NOT stuck piston.
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Re: 1982 GL1100 rear brake hang

Postby RoadRogue » Wed Jul 27, 2011 11:33 pm

My vote would be for a clogged return port,its a very small hole and wouldnt take much to plug it up.The symptoms point to this as the culprit.


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