GL1000 rear brake pressure spring


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Lars
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GL1000 rear brake pressure spring

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Guys, I am working on a 1976 GL1000 Ltd rear brake caliper. All cleaned up, new parts and assembled. The top pressure spring is hopefully correct installed. The old one was broken and just fell out when I took it all apart, so no help there. Usually I take a good look at things when I disassemble and pictures to figure out how things work, when I am not familiar with the procedure, but brakes are usually easy.
Looking things over, I notice that the pressure spring that goes through a hole on the pads, have so much tension that the pads in this upper area does not move freely. Look at the picture where I point at the frition point spring and pad. Is it supposed to be like this, or did I do it wrong?

I have installed the pressure spring according to The Honda Shop Manual picture, but the manual does not address this problem. The pistons will have enough pressure to push the pads in towards the disc, but will the piston seal be strong enough to release properly?

Lars in Norway
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Re: GL1000 rear brake pressure spring

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The spring should be keeping tension on the pads to prevent noise. With brand new springs, you might want to deburr any sharp corners with a fine stone. Make sure they slide freely through the holes in the pads. Sometimes they can get carried away with the paint, and you need to clean out the holes a little. Also hit those parts of the springs, and the pins with just a whiff of high temp caliper grease.
Lars
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Motorcycle: 1976 Honda GL1000 Ltd, 1981 and 1983 Honda GL1100

Re: GL1000 rear brake pressure spring

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OK, so the pressure spring is correctly installed then, thanks for your advice, it makes sense. Will look into it after work.
Lars
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