88 goldwing

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88 goldwing

Post by 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 !

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Re: 88 goldwing

Post by 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

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Re: 88 goldwing

Post by 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.

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Re: 88 goldwing

Post by 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
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Re: 88 goldwing

Post by 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

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