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by bbroj
Thu Aug 23, 2018 10:59 am
Forum: GL1200 Information & Questions
Topic: removing linked brake system
Replies: 19
Views: 1087

Re: removing linked brake system

Tamathumper, I do not have many miles on my bike since changing to a SS front brake line, but I have had no issues with the caliper since doing so.
by bbroj
Sat Aug 11, 2018 9:28 am
Forum: GL1200 Information & Questions
Topic: removing linked brake system
Replies: 19
Views: 1087

Re: removing linked brake system

Another, sort of related question. Has anyone ever linked the two front calipers together and NOT disabled the link to the rear system? If it's not already part of the system, a check valve would be needed to prevent the front lever from activating the rear disc. The rear pedal would become less eff...
by bbroj
Sat Aug 11, 2018 9:19 am
Forum: GL1200 Information & Questions
Topic: removing linked brake system
Replies: 19
Views: 1087

Re: removing linked brake system

Interesting, thanks for the reply. It never occurred to me that a larger diameter M/C could be a deterrent to function. While I agree that I don't get much travel in the lever, and your explanation makes perfect sense in that regard, it still seems as though I would get the sensation of stopping reg...
by bbroj
Fri Aug 10, 2018 1:03 pm
Forum: GL1200 Information & Questions
Topic: removing linked brake system
Replies: 19
Views: 1087

Re: removing linked brake system

I know this is a bit of an old thread, but I figured I'd add here rather than start something new. I have an 84 GL1200 A that I am unhappy with the front brake performance. I am aware of the linked system and I am asking about strictly the handlebar lever operated left rotor only. The master cylinde...
by bbroj
Sat Aug 12, 2017 8:46 pm
Forum: GL1200 Information & Questions
Topic: Front brake power
Replies: 7
Views: 344

Re: Front brake power

Thanks Dave. I'm not sure what I have for pads, but one set looks metallic and the other looks organic. Neither made a significant difference in stopping power. With that said, I do realize that each set was mated to one rotor and swapped to the other, after I had "de-glazed" them with a biscuit gri...
by bbroj
Thu Aug 10, 2017 9:11 pm
Forum: GL1200 Information & Questions
Topic: Front brake power
Replies: 7
Views: 344

Re: Front brake power

Gerald, Thanks. I realize locking the front brake is never what you want, it just seemed to me with a dual piston caliper and nearly all new components it should have the ability to lock the wheel, even with just a single disc. The bike seems to stop just fine when using the front and rear together,...
by bbroj
Thu Aug 10, 2017 10:11 am
Forum: GL1200 Information & Questions
Topic: Front brake power
Replies: 7
Views: 344

Re: Front brake power

Thanks, Brian. That's kind of what I'm looking for, just a clue on how far I should chase this, not that there's much left to do! I realize that this is a heavy bike and stopping it with a single rotor will never be very efficient, but I did expect the rotor to be able to lock, even if only skidding...
by bbroj
Thu Aug 10, 2017 7:13 am
Forum: GL1200 Information & Questions
Topic: Front brake power
Replies: 7
Views: 344

Front brake power

I know this subject has been covered in some depth, and I have read many posts, but I still have a question. After rebuilding nearly the entire left front brake system on my '84 Aspy, it still feels weak. I have good lever feel after replacing the MC, adding SS brake line and rebuilding the caliper ...