2010 GL 1800 rear brake dragging


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2010 GL 1800 rear brake dragging

Postby Sukiaki53 » Sun Mar 29, 2015 7:06 pm



Just yesterday I bought my dream bike, a 2010 GL 1800 Airbag with 4,200 miles on it. Today the rear brake nearly seized up twice. Just moments before I bought the bike someone mentioned a recall for this problem. I figured, it's a Honda Goldwing, what are the chances? Needless to say I am disappointed. :-(



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Re: 2010 GL 1800 rear brake dragging

Postby themainviking » Mon Mar 30, 2015 8:30 am

Who did you buy it from. If the brake problem was not disclosed, and you got it from a dealership, take it back. They can fix it or refund your money. Or conversely, you can see if the recall was performed, and if not, then get it done. It could just be a secondary brake system replacement, and everything would get to good again. There is a second round of the same recall, and Honda does not know what they are going to do to fix it yet, but it is in the works. Either way, get it to a Honda Service Shop and see what is going on.
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Re: 2010 GL 1800 rear brake dragging

Postby Sukiaki53 » Mon Mar 30, 2015 10:34 am

I did buy it from a dealership who told me the recall had been addressed. I'm not sure if he was mistaken or deceitful. I'm going to go with the first and believe he was mistaken. In any case, I called them right after it happened and was told they would call today. I'm sure they will correct it. I just hope it doesn't turn into a long drawn out nightmare. We shall see.

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Re: 2010 GL 1800 rear brake dragging

Postby Fatwing Chris » Mon Mar 30, 2015 4:52 pm

The problem is that Honda really doesn't know what to do with these dragging brakes.Pretty much sounds like they're guessing at what the real problem is.Seems like every dealer is treating it a bit different as far as what they're replacing.Good luck!
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Re: 2010 GL 1800 rear brake dragging

Postby Sukiaki53 » Tue Mar 31, 2015 12:26 pm

It's really unfortunate and mind boggling that Honda can build a machine like this an not know how to fix the brakes. The bike I traded in was my main source of transportation so now I'm sorta stuck without a ride. :-(

The dealership is being very responsive and they're arranging to pick it up today. I can't ride it for safety concerns. Now they're talking about ordering parts and all that. I just don't want this to turn into situation where I'm stuck without my bike for a long time. I've seen this stuff happen too many times. I'm just whining now so I'll stop. Thanks for the input

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Re: 2010 GL 1800 rear brake dragging

Postby bflobills » Mon May 18, 2015 11:25 am

This happened to me yesterday while riding at the limit up I93 in NH. I had the recall done 2 years ago and things seemed to be fine until yesterday when the rear brake just locked up on it's own. I was lucky to have reached the emergency shoulder!
The burning smell was intense, but luckily no fire. I thought my day couldn't get any worse, but after waiting an hour for the tow truck to arrive and loading the bike on the bed, the tow guy cranked the straps down too hard and the bike flipped over on it's side, just inches away from leaving the bed and going down an embankment where I'm sure it would have been toast..
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Re: 2010 GL 1800 rear brake dragging

Postby mcbrown » Sat Jun 06, 2015 10:38 am

Here is my 2010 Goldwing brake saga

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Re: 2010 GL 1800 rear brake dragging

Postby paininthe10 » Fri Jul 03, 2015 5:19 pm

Tow operator certainly has no clue as to strapping down a bike, my gosh a teenager could do a better job in the bed of a pickup. Sad to see it like this.




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