Information and questions on GL1500 Goldwings (1988-2000)
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- Location: Richfield,ohio
- Motorcycle: 1995 GL1500 SE
i have a 1995 1500 se, the pedal for the rear brake seems as if it has a lot of travel. i put all new brakes on it this spring but it feels like i have to push it a long way down before i have good brakes, i used a vac pump on the front and rear brakes to bleed them and thought i had all the air out. i also replaced the brake fluid with synthetic. flushe about 3 resevouirs of fluid before i bled them . my 1200 i was able to reposition the pedal and had a nice high one, any ideas.
I don't know what kind of fuel did you used exactly, but you NEVER should mix DOT4 fluid with DOT5! DOT 3, 4, 5.1 fluids are glycol-based, DOT5 is silicone-based. After bleeding, you still have some old fluid in the system, so if you fill the system with DOT5, you will have a mixed fluid in the brake system. This mixture of the glycol and silicone-based fluids will damage some sealing parts and maybe the fuel lines too. Try to disassembly the whole system and clean the parts, then back to the good "old" DOT4.
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