Heat affecting brakes on 89 Goldwing

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Heat affecting brakes on 89 Goldwing

Post by rltucker1951 » Wed Aug 01, 2012 10:13 am

I live in Oklahoma and the heat can get quite high here. I store my 89 Goldwing in a storage shed. Last year I had to have the brakes bled because I had very little or no pedal. How can heat from storage cause air to get into the brake system when stored?

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Re: Heat affecting brakes on 89 Goldwing

Post by detdrbuzzard » Wed Aug 01, 2012 10:42 am

brake fluid should be flushed every two years according to honda, when was the last time yours was done
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Re: Heat affecting brakes on 89 Goldwing

Post by bustedwing » Wed Aug 01, 2012 2:25 pm

The heat inside metal storage sheds can become incredably high during the day, and the brake fluid does not like heat espically as it gets older. The brakes will become spongy or might not work at all.Also, brake fluid will suck up any moisture , that is why it should be replaced every few years. with moisture in the fluid the ability to work is that much less. Every time you open the master cylinder you let just a little more moisture in, making the fluid that much less effective.Ride safe.
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