Front brake seized


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BurnsYoFace34
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Motorcycle: 1977 goldwing gl1000

Front brake seized

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Sorry to bother everyone I’m currently trying to get my front brakes to work they was seized up but I was able to decompress them with some pb blaster soak an an c clamp but now I had to replace both front lines they was closed up finally got the brakes to gravity bleed them selves over several days after a few time bleeding them the calipers won’t open up there like stuck compressed again any suggestions


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winguyjo
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Re: Front brake seized

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sounds like the fluid return port inside the master cylinder is clogged. if i remember correctly, it's a tiny (very tiny) hole within a hole in the bottom of the master cylinder (it's been a while since i did it and there have been numerous other makes/models worked on since). if i am wrong someone will come along and correct me.
Dejr2000
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Re: Front brake seized

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My ‘76 was in similar condition and it was corrosion seizing piston in calipers. May be caliper rebuild time and clean/hone bores in calipers. May not have been just a brake hose issue.
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winguyjo
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wing2 : 1980 gl1100 interstate; resurrection complete. SOLD.
wing3 : 81gl1100i frame/82gl1100a engine/81cb900 bits. resurrection complete. naked. SOLD.
wing4 : 1977 gl1000 black w/ blue pinstripes; resurrection complete. SOLD
wing5 : 1977 gl1000 black w/gold pinstripes; nearly roadworthy when purchased, NOW RIDING.
wing6 : 1975 gl1000 blue; SOLD
CURRENTLY WINGLESS LOOKING FOR A GL1100/1200 WITH ALL THE TRIMMINGS.

Re: Front brake seized

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agreed ! i somehow thought he had rebuilt the calipers.
BurnsYoFace34
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Re: Front brake seized

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I want to rebuild calipers but lake of money for a rebuild kit I might take the pistons out of calipers an clean them up as well as the caliper itself but I also might try a new master cylinder
robdot1964@gmail.com
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Re: Front brake seized

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https://www.amazon.ca/gp/product/B013B3 ... UTF8&psc=1

I bought this complete front brake cylinder and lever for about $60. It worked perfectly
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Re: Front brake seized

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robdot1964@gmail.com wrote: Thu Aug 19, 2021 6:19 pm https://www.amazon.ca/gp/product/B013B3 ... UTF8&psc=1

I bought this complete front brake cylinder and lever for about $60. It worked perfectly
The link doesn't work. At least not for me.
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Re: Front brake seized

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Go to Amazon and search for 'cozy front brake master cylinder GL 1000 Goldwing


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