Rear Brake System


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Rear Brake System

Postby jgs902 » Wed Mar 18, 2015 12:22 pm



I have a 2000 1500 SE and the rear brake pedal goes way down, and feel soft.
I will be bleeding the system this weekend, and I'm having difficulty finding the brake fluid reservoir.
Can someone show me where it's located?

Thank you.



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Re: Rear Brake System

Postby lamasue » Wed Mar 18, 2015 12:59 pm

right side cover the one where you acsess battery

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Re: Rear Brake System

Postby jgs902 » Wed Mar 18, 2015 1:49 pm

Thank you. I'll look again. Somehow I missed it last night.

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Re: Rear Brake System

Postby ct1500 » Wed Mar 18, 2015 6:34 pm

If the fluid level is OK in reservoir you will most likely find air in the front caliper which gets bled first then the rear caliper.

The reservoir is the round plastic container with orange cap to the left when looking at battery.
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Re: Rear Brake System

Postby Dusty Boots » Thu Mar 19, 2015 6:10 am

ct1500 wrote:If the fluid level is OK in reservoir you will most likely find air in the front caliper which gets bled first then the rear caliper.

The reservoir is the round plastic container with orange cap to the left when looking at battery.



Orange cap? That was a PO mod as mine and all the others I've seen have a black cap.

When you start the bleeding process, you start with the front left caliper 1st and then bleed the rear caliper, which is located under the left saddlebag.
I highly suggest you get some speed bleeders which make bleeding the hydraulics a whole lot easier for 1 person! ;)

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Re: Rear Brake System

Postby MikeB » Thu Mar 19, 2015 11:46 am

If you go the speed bleeder route, you will need 4 of the SB8125L bleeders. One for each caliper and one for the clutch.
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Re: Rear Brake System

Postby WingAdmin » Thu Mar 19, 2015 1:46 pm

I had a hunt around on the web for a picture of it on the bike, without success. This is what it looks like in the parts diagram:

Rear brake system
Rear brake system


If you can't find it still, let me know and I'll pull mine open and take a picture for you.

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Re: Rear Brake System

Postby MikeB » Thu Mar 19, 2015 2:30 pm

Here is a picture of the reservoir and the surrounding area on the right side of the motorcycle:
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Re: Rear Brake System

Postby ct1500 » Thu Mar 19, 2015 6:34 pm

Dusty Boots wrote:
ct1500 wrote:If the fluid level is OK in reservoir you will most likely find air in the front caliper which gets bled first then the rear caliper.

The reservoir is the round plastic container with orange cap to the left when looking at battery.



Orange cap? That was a PO mod as mine and all the others I've seen have a black cap.


Some have orange caps as can be seen in this tutorial.

viewtopic.php?f=14&t=18481

http://www.goldwingfacts.com/1500swingarm.htm
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Re: Rear Brake System

Postby Dusty Boots » Fri Mar 20, 2015 6:20 am

Thanks for that!

I've worked on quite a number of 1500s and have never seen an orange cap before, .... until now!

Ya learn something new every day! 8-) :)

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Re: Rear Brake System

Postby jgs902 » Mon Apr 06, 2015 8:14 am

Thanks, got it. Bleed is done and what a difference




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