Information and questions on GL1200 Goldwings (1984-1987)
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- Joined: Wed Feb 22, 2012 6:50 am
- Location: Rhondda, South Wales.
- Motorcycle: 1986 1200 Aspencade
Both my brakes are not particularly sharp. I wonder whether they could do with bleeding as I don't know how long the fluid has been in there. They are linked brakes so is there a knack for doing it?
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- Location: Edmonton, AB Canada
- Motorcycle: 2000 GL1500SE
2004 Kawasaki KLR 650
1980 Honda CBX - sold :-(
1981 Honda CBX - sold :-(
On linked line do front first then the rear. Other front is simple. I try to flush my fluid every couple of years. Brake fluid is relatively cheap and bleeding isn't difficult.
"It´s a friggen motorcycle, it´s not supposed to be comfortable, quiet or safe. The wind noise is supposed to hurt your ears, the seat should be hard and riding it should make you s**t your pants every now and then. "
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- Location: Strongsville, OH
- Motorcycle: 2000 GL1500 SE
1982 GL1100A Aspencade (sold)
1989 PC800 (wife's!)
1998 XV250 Virago (sold)
2007 Aspen Sentry Trailer
Replacing the original lines with braided stainless lines will make the brakes unbelievably sharp and powerful - by far the best thing I did to my 1100 (and 1500).
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