Rear Brakes..GL-1500

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Rear Brakes..GL-1500

Post by n5926g » Mon Aug 17, 2015 10:06 am

Ok Guy,s Im pulling whats left of my hair out on this one...I have rebuilt the Rear Master cylinder,and the rear Caliper...Bled the LH front first(as the manual says to do),and then the rear....STILL have a spongy pedal...I DO have some resistance when I push it,but it still "bottom,s out"...I can,t help but think I still have air in the line,but bleeding results say otherwise....Im obviously missing something here,but WHAT???????

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Re: Rear Brakes..GL-1500

Post by FM-USA » Mon Aug 17, 2015 10:23 am

Didn't you post this a while back?

I could always be remembering, ummmm.... someone else's post.
AHHh, that post'r had to replace the MC. The cylinder sleeve was worn allowing fluid to seep by until it encountered 'in spec' cylinder wall.
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Re: Rear Brakes..GL-1500

Post by NVSB4 » Mon Aug 17, 2015 10:23 am

I had the same issue when I did mine.
I did the bungee cord that Scott suggested here in step 51 on both the brake handle and the foot pedal. Worked for me.
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