88 goldwing


Information and questions on GL1500 Goldwings (1988-2000)
  • Sponsored Links
Dwjohn
Posts: 1
Joined: Sun May 24, 2015 3:59 pm
Location: Red deer Alberta Canada
Motorcycle: 1988 goldwing gl1500

88 goldwing

Postby Dwjohn » Sun May 24, 2015 4:17 pm



Rear brakes are not applying.It has new brake pads . There is fluid in the reservoir. The brake pedal has no resistance when applied . If you open the bleeder on the rear calipers it will push oil out. But it will not hold pressure.
I think it is a problem with the master cylinder. Is there rebuild kits available or would it be better to buy a new master cylinder.
Are there any ideas on this ? Thanks for any help !



rzaugg
Posts: 88
Joined: Tue Oct 01, 2013 10:04 pm
Location: Cedar Rapids, Ia
Motorcycle: 1984 GL1200 Aspencade
1989 GL1500 Aspencade

Re: 88 goldwing

Postby rzaugg » Sun May 24, 2015 7:36 pm

The 1500's are still very well supported (in this area) by the dealers. Otherwise there are a lot of aftermarket companies that you can get rebuild kits from. You shouldn't have any issues and they are not difficult to rebuild. That's what I would do, unless you happen to stumble upon a used one dirt cheap and can't pass it up.

P.S. you're spot on for the diagnosis by my guess

User avatar
mnet7291
Posts: 22
Joined: Mon Jun 03, 2013 1:02 pm
Location: Vancouver,Wa.
Motorcycle: 1990 Goldwing
GL1500
Contact:

Re: 88 goldwing

Postby mnet7291 » Sun May 24, 2015 8:59 pm

You might try and bleed the left front before you take the rear master Cylinder off, you may have a little air there.

User avatar
HALBUDD
Posts: 846
Joined: Sat Aug 14, 2010 9:14 pm
Location: New Albany In
Motorcycle: 1984 gl1200a&1985GL1200A & 1996 gl 1500 aspy. us army 74-77

Re: 88 goldwing

Postby HALBUDD » Sun May 24, 2015 11:05 pm

I would try mnets advice as your front left break is linked to your rear break if you have air in the front break this would cause your problem. And you will need to try this first before tearing in to your master cylinder. good luck------------------------------------Hal
A woman that can use tools is worth her weight in gold !!

User avatar
detdrbuzzard
Posts: 919
Joined: Thu Oct 23, 2008 5:54 am
Location: 42.23/83.33/636
Motorcycle: '84 aspencade,'93se
'75750.'79750/9k
'79 750f.'85450sc
'06 st1300a

Re: 88 goldwing

Postby detdrbuzzard » Mon May 25, 2015 5:48 am

mnet7291 wrote:You might try and bleed the left front before you take the rear master Cylinder off, you may have a little air there.

might want to take a look at the left front ( and right front ) brake pads


'99 ST1100, '93 se
'75 cb750k, '79 cb 750f, '79 cb750 superK
cb 450sc, sunL70
'06 st1300a
.... william


Return to “GL1500 Information & Questions”




Who is online

Users browsing this forum: Bing [Bot], Google Adsense [Bot] and 10 guests