1981 gl1100i break trouble


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EleanorGrace

1981 gl1100i break trouble

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Alright guys and gals I am truely stumped. I have a 1981 honda goldwing gl1100i with super soft front breaks. I've replaced the pads, rebuild the troublesome sticky caliper, blead the system on both sides, and replaced the slightly leaky master cylinder on the handlebars. As far as I can tell, there's no leak or hole in the break lines. However, whenever I pump the breaks, it feels as though there's no pressure in the lines.

This is the first rebuild I've ever done so maybe I'm just making a newbie mistake, but any help would be greatly appreciated.


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Re: 1981 gl1100i break trouble

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No pressure or low pressure?
If the brakes are spongy, you either still have air in the system, and or the brakes hoses are junk. (ballooning)
If you have no pressure, something big is wrong.
Have you tried strapping the brake lever overnight? Many have said that's what it took to get the last of the air out.
New master or used? (clean the fluid return holes)
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Re: 1981 gl1100i break trouble

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Hi Eleanor, please use stainless steel hoses on front and back. if you have no bubbles in your hoses you will feel the difference.
Best regards from Germany UliJ 81GW1100
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