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Information and questions on GL1200 Goldwings (1984-1987)
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cgoins
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Motorcycle: 1984 GL1200A Aspencade

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I have a 1984 Aspencade. The right handle breaking is soft and will not stop the bike. I bled the front and rear brakes but it doesn't seem to help. Any thoughts? Bug eyes.



DaveO430
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Re: BRAKES

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Stainless braided brake lines. Your old rubber hoses are expanding.

froche
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Re: BRAKES

Post by froche »

Or it could be a small leak... have you check the sight window on the master cylinder? Are all the banjo bolts tight and not leaking? And the calipers could be leaking as well...

cgoins
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Re: BRAKES

Post by cgoins »

Thanks! I'll check it out.

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paneled
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Re: BRAKES

Post by paneled »

just a heads up the right handle brake or front brake lever only
operates one disc on the front, the rear brake is coupled to one
front rotor and the rear rotor. my 86 does not stop well only using the
front brake lever.
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cgoins
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Re: BRAKES

Post by cgoins »

That makes sense. It's a lot of bike for one caliper!



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