Brake ?


Information and questions on GL1000 Goldwings (1975-1979)
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dulcimerbob
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Location: Sautee, Georgia
Motorcycle: 1978 Gl1000

Brake ?

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How good should the brakes be on my 78 ? Also could use advice on optimizing the brake system . I read a post where it was mentioned a master cylinder swap made huge difference . All replies appreciated.


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SnoBrdr
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Location: Providence, Rhode Island
Motorcycle: 1978 GL 1000

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Re: Brake ?

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dulcimerbob wrote:How good should the brakes be on my 78 ? Also could use advice on optimizing the brake system . I read a post where it was mentioned a master cylinder swap made huge difference . All replies appreciated.
Late 70s technology so basically the brakes suck.

How are your hoses, are they original?

If so, those need to gop, replace with stainless steel.

Read this : http://randakks.com/collections/suspens ... r-cylinder
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dingdong
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Motorcycle: 1976 gl1000
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Re: Brake ?

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Stainless brake lines will make a big difference. Check with Lopeha here: viewtopic.php?f=9&t=11422
sfruechte
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Re: Brake ?

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Both brakes on a GL1000 should be capable of locking up both wheels, beyond that it's tires and skill.


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