83 Goldwing Brakes


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wileyrick
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Location: Diagonal, Iowa
Motorcycle: 1983 Gl1100

83 Goldwing Brakes

Postby wileyrick » Tue Sep 13, 2011 10:03 am



Thanks for the help with my starter issue. Hopefully these tips will help so I don't have to remove the motor. Let's move on to the brakes. I bought new pads and installed them. Did not clean the calipers, my bad. My back brakes drag to the point that the bike does not roll without a lot of effort. Should I pay the money and buy new o-rings or can I simply remove the old ones and clean them? My caliper pistons are still out about 1/8"-1-4". Thanks for any suggestions.



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shadew
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Joined: Tue Jul 26, 2011 10:11 pm
Location: Elkhart KS
Motorcycle: 1983 GL1100 Interstate

Re: 83 Goldwing Brakes

Postby shadew » Tue Sep 13, 2011 9:52 pm

I have had issues with the rear/front brake dragging and here is what the great folks and How-To articles on this site helped me to cure them, yours may be different. First, if the pedal is reluctant to come back up all the way, penetrating oil is the magic trick. Second if you look on WingAdmin's how to rebuild your rear master cylinder, he shows the fluid return port that gets trash in it causing my problem. I'm not a know it all, I am just trying to be as much help to others as they have been to me.

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RBGERSON
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Location: SCOTTSDALE, AZ
Motorcycle: 98 SE GL 1500
had every year from 75 to 83

Re: 83 Goldwing Brakes

Postby RBGERSON » Wed Sep 14, 2011 8:05 am

Three possibilities, clogged return port in master, old collapsing lines or stuck piston.cup..could be pitting, crud line or both.
HAD LOTS OF GOLDWING 75-83
NOW INTO 1500'S..RIDING A 1998 SE

FAIR WINDS,
RB


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