rear brakes


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artib270
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rear brakes

Postby artib270 » Wed Jan 04, 2012 10:19 pm



my rear brake caliper gets hung every once in a while,any suggestions?



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Re: rear brakes

Postby thrasherg » Wed Jan 04, 2012 10:50 pm

If you have an 1800 you might be having the issue that Honda just issued a massive recall. The rear brake can drag due to a problem on the rear secondary master cylinder (fitted on the front fork).

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Re: rear brakes

Postby seabee_ » Wed Jan 04, 2012 10:58 pm

Check the caliper slide pins to make sure they move freely. If they get dirty that may cause the hangup. The problem could also be in the rear master cylinder. There is a small return hole that has a tendency to clog up. Can you give more details to what it's doing. Does it correct itself or do you have to do something to free it up? Any extra info can help with the diagnostics. This is a great site with a lot of knowledge. Check out the How To Articles. Look through this link to see the slide pins I mentioned.
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Re: rear brakes

Postby WingAdmin » Thu Jan 05, 2012 10:40 am

artib270 wrote:my rear brake caliper gets hung every once in a while,any suggestions?


On the 1100, this is usually caused by a clogged return port. It will only get worse with time.

It's a relatively easy fix - have a look at How to rebuild your rear master cylinder, starting at step 17, and you'll see the procedure for cleaning it out.

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Re: rear brakes

Postby scotterichmond » Thu Jan 05, 2012 10:53 am

I thought I had a clogged port when I first bought my GL1100, then I found out it was a stuck piston. The bike had sat for a year, that lead to no brake fluid "lubing" the piston. All I had to do was open the bleeder and push the piston in a little ( really hard to push, until it "broke loose").
All is well now and no leaks.

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Re: rear brakes

Postby artib270 » Thu Jan 05, 2012 11:41 am

my bike is an 82 aspencade and the problem usually corrects itself i will try your ideas thanks




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