replacing front brake master cylinder


Information and questions on GL1000 Goldwings (1975-1979)
Post Reply
Mjholi67
Posts: 27
Joined: Sat Feb 21, 2015 2:30 am
Location: Ellensburg, WA
Motorcycle: 1979 gl1000 gold wing

replacing front brake master cylinder

Post by Mjholi67 »



The front brake master cylinder on my 1979 honda gl1000 is mushy and needs replaced. I have bought a new product for this model vs rebuilding. What is the easiest way to switch and if bleeding is necessary is a step by step process for novices?


User avatar
made2care
Posts: 476
Joined: Sun May 25, 2014 7:36 am
Location: Woodward, Oklahoma
Motorcycle: Yamaha 750- college days- sold
Yamaha virago- sold
Honda VTX 1300- sold
Honda shadow Aero 1100- sold
1987 Honda Goldwing interstate "Sleeping Beauty"- sold
02 kawasaki vulcan 1500 drifter - sold
1997 Honda goldwing SE 1500 - AKA "Black Beard" (sold)
1981 GL1100 - "The Wanderer II"- current
2006 kawasaki vulcan 1600- current

Re: replacing front brake master cylinder

Post by made2care »

i replaced mine on my 87 and just bled everything. I believe when you remove the banjo, air will enter, might be wrong, but i went ahead and just bled to remove air. im not an expert but i'm sure a pro on this topic will help.
User avatar
WingAdmin
Site Admin
Posts: 21989
Joined: Fri Oct 03, 2008 4:16 pm
Location: Strongsville, OH
Motorcycle: 2000 GL1500 SE
1982 GL1100A Aspencade (sold)
1989 PC800 (sold)
1998 XV250 Virago (sold)
2012 Suzuki Burgman 400 (wife's!)
2007 Aspen Sentry Trailer

Re: replacing front brake master cylinder

Post by WingAdmin »

Any time you open the brake system, it needs to be bled afterward. You could probably save some money just rebuilding what you already have, versus purchasing a replacement.
Post Reply