GL1800 Brakes


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GL1800 Brakes

Postby bstig60 » Tue Jul 14, 2015 3:52 pm



I have a friend who just bought a 2005 GL1800 w/o ABS and only 21,000 miles on the bike. The front brake lever stops the bike just fine, but the rear brake pedal has no affect on braking. The front lever is solid and as I understand the manual it is connected to the rear brake system as well thru a delay device. I don't know the condition of the rear master cylinder or its reservoir as yet. I am going over to give him a hand in figuring it out tomorrow morning. So I am looking for some possible causes. I know air in the rear system is a possibility and that will be one of the first things I check. I am aware the braking system on the 1800 is more complicated than that on my 1500, so I have been doing some reading. It seems the rear pedal will apply the front left and rear brakes and the front right thru a delay device. This seems to also work in reverse, i.e. the front brake lever will also apply all the brakes thru the same delay device. I am aware of the bleeding sequence for the braking system which if I read correctly also requires bleeding of the right front caliper as well. Suggestions/ comments.......


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Re: GL1800 Brakes

Postby Fatwing Chris » Tue Jul 14, 2015 4:42 pm

Check this link
https://dl.dropboxusercontent.com/u/161 ... Solved.pdf
Different issue,but it gives you the best bleeding procedure with the added step.
If I'da known it would last this long,I'da taken better care of it.
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Re: GL1800 Brakes

Postby bstig60 » Tue Jul 14, 2015 8:05 pm

Interesting reading..... I am going to take a look at the bike tonight and will post what I find tomorrow.
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Re: GL1800 Brakes

Postby bstig60 » Thu Jul 16, 2015 9:16 pm

I got a good look at the rear brake last night. It is a bit spongy and will need to be bled, but the brake stops the bike just fine. The owner just wasn't putting enough pressure on the rear brake..........


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