Gl 1800 Rear Brakes


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poatney
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Gl 1800 Rear Brakes

Postby poatney » Mon Sep 26, 2011 8:40 pm



I am having trouble with my rear brake on my 2008 gl 1800. It just started recently, When you press on the rear brake the pedale is going down father than it has. I checked fluid levels in all the reservoir and the fluid levels are all good any ideas?



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Re: Gl 1800 Rear Brakes

Postby Red Ron » Tue Sep 27, 2011 9:39 am

Have you done any work on the brakes recently?

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Re: Gl 1800 Rear Brakes

Postby poatney » Tue Sep 27, 2011 9:49 am

No, nothing has been changed on them the bake only has 14k.

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Re: Gl 1800 Rear Brakes

Postby thrasherg » Tue Sep 27, 2011 2:49 pm

Remember the brakes on a wing are linked, meaning the rear brake pedal applies both the front and rear brakes!! the rear pedal moving further than before could be due to a problem with the front OR rear brake systems!! The usual cause for more pedal travel is air in the brake system, so I would start by trying to bleed the front and rear brake systems and get any potential air out of the system (A good opportunity to change the brake fluid in the systems) and see if that cures the problem. If it doesn't we will need to look further.

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Re: Gl 1800 Rear Brakes

Postby Sally » Sat Oct 01, 2011 7:53 pm

check pads not only rear but left front .. You need pads.. Sally.... Change all three sets not just rear or left front but all..

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Re: Gl 1800 Rear Brakes

Postby okstay » Sun Oct 23, 2011 9:45 pm

Have you had the pads replaced recently? Remember, the pads look the same but they are not. The rears have more material on them. Which means the front pads [thinner], will fit on the rear, but the rear pads won't fit on the front. Possibly someone put front pads on the rear. check it out...Chris

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Re: Gl 1800 Rear Brakes

Postby poatney » Mon Oct 24, 2011 9:56 pm

Thanks for your replies, I had the pads checked and they still have 10 maybe 15 k on them yet, my mech bleed the brakes once front and back,could not find no air, still puzzeled he started to isolate each line, he found the problem in the crossover tube on the front brakes, he bleed that again they are working fine now.




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