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SAVED1990
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help rear brakes hanging up any recals

Postby SAVED1990 » Sat Oct 03, 2015 2:48 am



Hi I have a 2003 GL 1800 HONDA rear brakes are hanging up do any of you know of any recalls on this some imfo says it is front left actuator causeing this Hondasent me recall notice few year ago had it checked ok then now it is doing itso what do I do????????????? thanks



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Re: help rear brakes hanging up any recals

Postby themainviking » Sat Oct 03, 2015 7:06 am

Go back to Honda and have them check for the new recall, for which they do not yet have a fix. This will at least get your name on a list. Hopefully they will soon come up with a fix. They do know they have a problem.
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Re: help rear brakes hanging up any recals

Postby SAVED1990 » Sat Oct 03, 2015 6:57 pm

Thank you I will do that I appreciate it

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Re: help rear brakes hanging up any recals

Postby tfdeputydawg » Sun Oct 04, 2015 1:17 am

And while you're there, tell them there are many that will not be buying a bike that is already dangerous to ride because of no fix on a very important item!!!!!!!!!!!
Can't believe the NTSB is allowing units that could have brake lock up to be sold!!!!!!!!!
Some have even caught fire because of this!!!!!

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Re: help rear brakes hanging up any recals

Postby SAVED1990 » Sun Oct 04, 2015 6:59 am

I had this bike checked out two years ago and it was nothing wrong with it because I had got a letter in the mail from Hondabut now there is a problem I hope they're going to do something about it

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Re: help rear brakes hanging up any recals

Postby themainviking » Sun Oct 04, 2015 8:04 am

SAVED1990 wrote:I hope they're going to do something about it


Everyone with a GL1800 is hoping this. There has been word of a further recall to the brakes on these bikes, but not everyone has received information from Honda, AND, there is not yet a fix for it. It has been at least a year since word of the second recall was reported. I believe they are waiting to see how much liability they are going to suffer if and when people start dying over it.
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Re: help rear brakes hanging up any recals

Postby SAVED1990 » Sun Oct 04, 2015 8:10 pm

Yes but in the meantime to still a couple of months of writing for me so I would have to fix this out of my pocket

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Re: help rear brakes hanging up any recals

Postby themainviking » Mon Oct 05, 2015 7:05 am

Yes there is a good possibility that you will have to foot the bill, but keep the receipts for when they finally figure it out. An alternative is to do it yourself, with your own two hands. Then it would be done right (hopefully, LOL) With your year of motorcycle, I would be starting with the rear caliper examination and a brake fluid flush.
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Re: help rear brakes hanging up any recals

Postby PastoT » Fri Dec 11, 2015 3:00 pm

If your issue has not been resolved a new brake recall for all 1800s was released and it replaces rear main and secondary master cylinders and performs a significant full system fluid flush and bleed. Contact you dealer for the recall, they have it now and there are more current articles on this forum documenting it. You might get a notice in snail mail soon, but you don't need to wait for it.

I haven't had a drag issue yet on my 02 but rear had issues requiring an ever increasing double pump or application of front brakes first to work adequately. Still trying to schedule an appointment 70 miles away for the recall but was able to excessively flush and bleed front and rear brakes and found the rear jammed up requiring I really tromp the rear brake pedal a couple times before something cleared and spewed out the vacuum drain hose. At least for now my brakes are working like new and I hope will get me through the wait time for my appointment. I flushed 32 oz of fluid through my brake systems and I do this maintenance annually, this time there was actually some kind of contamination that actually showed it presence and cleared; there was no air that I detected in the system.
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Re: help rear brakes hanging up any recals

Postby tudiv » Sat Dec 19, 2015 2:55 pm

Today i received notification from Honda about a rear brake master cylinder recall for 2001-2012 gl 1800's. Service to be performed at an authorized Honda dealer at no cost. Just an fyi. Vic

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Re: help rear brakes hanging up any recals

Postby Fee34610 » Fri Jan 01, 2016 10:21 am

themainviking wrote:Yes there is a good possibility that you will have to foot the bill, but keep the receipts for when they finally figure it out. An alternative is to do it yourself, with your own two hands. Then it would be done right (hopefully, LOL) With your year of motorcycle, I would be starting with the rear caliper examination and a brake fluid flush.



I received a recall notice on my 2012 GL1800 on the brakes last week. The warranty work was just completed (with no charge) and got to ride it home yesterday. The only surprising thing was that after 24k miles - my original brake pads were 90% gone and I had to spend $289 for new pads. Anyway - Honda IS doing the recall.

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Re: help rear brakes hanging up any recals

Postby harvey01 » Fri Jan 01, 2016 11:08 am

Saved1990, Have you received your recall notice yet? If not you might want to check with your dealer to see what to do. Please let us know the outcome.
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Re: help rear brakes hanging up any recals

Postby oldwing1100 » Sat Jan 02, 2016 2:49 pm

Plug in your VIN and see if the recall applies to your bike:
US bikes- http://powersports.honda.com/recalls.aspx
Canada- https://www.honda.ca/recalls
Don't know how the recall will work on cheap US bikes imported to Canada though. :?:

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help rear brakes hanging up any recals / Recall Notice #23

Postby Solidbob » Wed Jan 06, 2016 10:37 am

Here is the latest Recall Notice #23 Revised dated December 11th, 2015 for those that can't seem to find it... http://www-odi.nhtsa.dot.gov/acms/cs/ja ... 0-8061.pdf

Listed is the parts list to be replaced, the procedures to be done, the bleeding procedure and flushing procedure / this now includes all GL1800's both Bikes & Trikes with conversion kits. there is NO Cost for this work but it will need to be performed by a Honda Dealer / Please read the whole Recall not just the parts you like / No you can't fix it yourself and get Reimbursed, but if you have had this all done previously and have all your paperwork for proof you can send it to Honda with the Form included.... Yes every bike & trike needs to be looked at by Honda so it can be inspected and up-dated with the New Parts.... and removed from Mother Hondas Recall List.... Just some FYI

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Re: help rear brakes hanging up any recals

Postby Red Ron » Wed Jan 06, 2016 8:22 pm

While you are at it flush the fluid at the front MC or have them do it so all fluid will be fresh at the same time. My dealer only charged $20 so I let him do it.

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Re: help rear brakes hanging up any recals

Postby Wingsconsin » Thu Jan 07, 2016 12:08 pm

Red Ron wrote:While you are at it flush the fluid at the front MC or have them do it so all fluid will be fresh at the same time. My dealer only charged $20 so I let him do it.


I did the same thing -- the dealer did mine Front Flush while it was in..
I also had them do the Clutch as it also uses brake fluids and absorbs moisture and goes bad..
Then I had them flush the radiator and install new coolant also...
Now ALL my fluids are ready to go for at least 2 more years -(except engine oil of course)
They are into the bike anyway so now is the time to establish a good baseline on these regular maintenance items
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Re: help rear brakes hanging up any recals

Postby Bad Blake » Tue Jan 26, 2016 8:41 pm

Dealer did the recall repair on my 08, rear master cylinder and I think recall states main master cylinder. It does stop a lot better, 18K miles, no brake pads needed but they did try to tell me I needed a rear tire. I explained to the service writer that I'm the one that determines when I need a new rear tire.




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