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pamelahay
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Location: Ormond,Florida
Motorcycle: 2003 1800 Goldwing

brakes

Postby pamelahay » Thu Mar 05, 2015 9:14 pm



Anyone know why my front brakes might not work some times when I press on them.Then when I do stop and pump them up they will work. The reservoir is always full. I have a 2003 1800 Goldwing.



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CMReynolds1
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Location: Oregon
Motorcycle: 2013 F6B

Re: brakes

Postby CMReynolds1 » Thu Mar 05, 2015 9:49 pm

Sounds like you have air in the system. I think if you bleed them you should be good to go(or stop, in this case). Are you familiar with how to bleed a brake system?
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pamelahay
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Location: Ormond,Florida
Motorcycle: 2003 1800 Goldwing

Re: brakes

Postby pamelahay » Thu Mar 05, 2015 10:12 pm

That's what I thought ;air in the line,not sure how to bleed the brakes.

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CMReynolds1
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Re: brakes

Postby CMReynolds1 » Fri Mar 06, 2015 10:02 am

Pam, There is a special procedure for 1800's. I searched using "bleeding brakes" and found some info. There are several comments, open the 1800 comments. Also, contact WingAdmin, he is very knowledgeable on these items and can answer any specific questions. Sorry I cannot give you anymore help on this, but if you do what I suggest you will get a ton of info.

You also may want to repost your question on the Tech Talk Forum. More techie types will be there.

Bottom line it is an easy job and you can do it after 'they' give you the exact info.

Good Luck!
Ride Safe,
Taz


TF 116, RivRon 512, Can Tho, S. Vietnam, 8/66-/9/68, GM(G)2

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WOJCIECH
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Location: Pabianice Poland
Motorcycle: GL 1800 2009
GL 1800 2009 trike Redwing

Re: brakes

Postby WOJCIECH » Sat Mar 07, 2015 3:05 am

1. Left front caliper upper side bleed valve
2. Right front caliper lower side bleed valve
3. Rear caliper lower side bleed valve
4. Anti-dive plunger bleed valve
5. Rear caliper upper side bleed valve

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MikeB
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Motorcycle: 1998 - GL1500 Aspencade.
2003 - GL1800A

Re: brakes

Postby MikeB » Sat Mar 07, 2015 6:22 pm

Picture to accompany the above instructions:


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