Goldwing rear brake recall


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Goldwing rear brake recall

Postby barkman_05 » Wed Jun 01, 2016 1:39 pm



OK, so I got the official recall notice and took my bike to the dealer on May 10th. They replaced the master cylinder and the service guy showed me their invoice to Honda Canada for about $480 CAD. Glad I didn't have to pay for that one.

I wasn't experiencing any problems before repair and haven't had any problems since. It may be just me but rear brake feels like it stops better than before. But, I don't use rear brake very much at all as front brake is king.



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Re: Goldwing rear brake recall

Postby warprints » Wed Jun 01, 2016 2:21 pm

I'm taking my '05 in today for the rear brake recall. I've had no problems either, but why not get the recall work done? Gets the brakes fluid replaced. I'll probably have new pads put in too. Have done a lot of trail braking in the mountains lately, and probably getting a bit of wear on the pads.

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Re: Goldwing rear brake recall

Postby barkman_05 » Wed Jun 01, 2016 2:45 pm

I don't find I use my back brake much on my '07. Of course I agree with getting work done...simply to have brake fluid in rear replaced for free is worth it. Don't forget about changing the brake fluid in your front brake too and also clutch fluid - warprints

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Re: Goldwing rear brake recall

Postby warprints » Wed Jun 01, 2016 2:55 pm

barkman_05 wrote:I don't find I use my back brake much on my '07. Of course I agree with getting work done...simply to have brake fluid in rear replaced for free is worth it. Don't forget about changing the brake fluid in your front brake too and also clutch fluid - warprints

Thanks. Actually, I'm also having the front fluid changed, new pads all around, and radiator flushed and new coolant. (Clutch fluid should be good for now.) While it's in the shop, I'll get whatever I can done on it (that should be done now or in the near future). Maybe get splines lubed, too.

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Re: Goldwing rear brake recall

Postby dtrider » Wed Jun 01, 2016 2:56 pm

Had mine done back in January. Can't really say that I've noticed anything as far as braking power goes, but one thing that I have noticed is that when I go to wash the bike there is a lot less brake dust accumulation on the rear wheel. No clue as to if that is really related though or if it's entirely a figment of my imagination.
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Re: Goldwing rear brake recall

Postby barkman_05 » Wed Jun 01, 2016 3:00 pm

dtrider, I will check amount of brake dust next time I wash the beast.

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Re: Goldwing rear brake recall

Postby Easy rider » Tue Jun 07, 2016 3:13 pm

Today rear brake cylinder exchanged. It took about 3 hrs in Honda service. After 150 km on local roads (100 miles) everything seems OK

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Re: Goldwing rear brake recall

Postby warprints » Tue Jun 07, 2016 3:17 pm

I picked my bike up yesterday after having the rear brake recall work performed. Also had brake pads replaced, and clutch, brake and coolant fluids replaced. First time I applied the brakes I thought I was going to do a stoppie (well, not really, but the brakes are WAY better than they were before). I think my pads were really worn out from too much (oh, no such thing) riding the Tail of the Dragon the past couple of years.

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Re: Goldwing rear brake recall

Postby themainviking » Wed Jun 08, 2016 6:12 am

warprints wrote:I picked my bike up yesterday after having the rear brake recall work performed. Also had brake pads replaced, and clutch, brake and coolant fluids replaced. First time I applied the brakes I thought I was going to do a stoppie (well, not really, but the brakes are WAY better than they were before). I think my pads were really worn out from too much (oh, no such thing) riding the Tail of the Dragon the past couple of years.


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