1980s Honda front caliper interchangability


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1980s Honda front caliper interchangability

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Trying to find information on the interchangeability of front brake calipers on Honda models, more specifically the 1980s models because they probably have the same mount spacing.

Been looking more in the large bike sector, specifically more sport oriented or touring.
I want to swap my right front caliper for one with the same piston size as the left. I am unlinking the brakes for better feel, power, and control.

I've done searches in many places on the internet for this information. There is little out there and not much covering this topic in specifics covering caliper mount spacing and piston diameter along with master cylinder sizing to get full use of the caliper's power.

Having the knowledge of interchangeability will help everyone in their search for appropriate parts and possible crossovers to help keep these bikes running. As we all know, there isn't much on eBay or anywhere else consistently for parts in decent shape.

I am thinking that the 1982 Goldwing has the same piston size caliper on the right and left since it did not have linked brakes.

The Goldwing uses an intermediate bracket between the fork legs and calipers. Many bikes mount the calipers directly to the fork legs. Most manufacturers use a parts bin approach, Honda is no different. When you look at many of the 1980s models bikes specifically the V65 Magna for the CB1100, or CB900 bikes they all seem to be using the same caliper with some variation of an intermediate mounting bracket.

1983 Goldwing left front piston size:
Diameter: 32mm
Height: 35mm

Other models using the same piston size based on ordering new pistons for my left front caliper. This doesn't however mean they are using the same caliper.

Honda Ascot 500 FT500 1983
Honda Ascot 500 FT500 1 Cylinder 1983
Honda Ascot 500 VT500FT 1984
Honda Ascot 500 VT500FT 2 Cylinder 1983
Honda CX650C Custom 1983
Honda CX650T Turbo 1983
Honda Fury VT1300CX 2010 - 2015
Honda Fury VT1300CXA ABS 2010 - 2015
Honda Goldwing 1100 GL1100 1983
Honda Goldwing 1100 GL1100A Aspencade 1983
Honda Goldwing 1100 GL1100I Interstate 1983
Honda Goldwing 1200 GL1200 1984
Honda Goldwing 1200 GL1200A Aspencade 1984 - 1987
Honda Goldwing 1200 GL1200I Interstate 1984 - 1987
Honda Goldwing 1200 GL1200L Limited 1985
Honda Goldwing 1200 GL1200SE 1986
Honda Goldwing 1200 GL1200SEi 1986
Honda Goldwing 1500 GL1500 1988
Honda Goldwing 1500 GL1500A Aspencade 1989 - 2000
Honda Goldwing 1500 GL1500I Interstate 1991 - 1996
Honda Goldwing 1500 GL1500SE 1990 - 2000
Honda Interceptor 1000 VF1000F 1984
Honda Interceptor 1000 VF1000R 1985 - 1986
Honda Interceptor 700 VF700F 1984 - 1985
Honda Interceptor 750 VF750F 1984
Honda Interstate 1300 VT1300CT 2010 - 2015
Honda Interstate 1300 VT1300CTA ABS 2011 - 2015
Honda NT700V 2010
Honda NT700VA ABS 2010 - 2011
Honda Nighthawk 550 CB550SC 1983
Honda Nighthawk 700S CB700SC 1984 - 1986
Honda Sabre 1300 VT1300CS 2010 - 2015
Honda Sabre 1300 VT1300CSA ABS 2010 - 2015
Honda Shadow 500 VT500C 1983 - 1986
Honda Shadow 700 VT700C 1986 - 1987
Honda Stateline 1300 VT1300CR 2010 - 2016
Honda Stateline 1300 VT1300CRA ABS 2010 - 2016
Honda V30 Magna VF500C 1985
Honda V30 Magna VF500C 49 State 1984
Honda V30 Magna VF500CL California 1984
Honda V45 Interceptor VF750F 1983
Honda V65 Magna VF1100C 1984 - 1986
Honda V65 Sabre VF1100S 1984 - 1985


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