Rear brake system

Information and questions on GL1500 Goldwings (1988-2000)
Post Reply
User avatar
Posts: 9
Joined: Sat Sep 03, 2011 6:48 am
Location: Canada
Motorcycle: 1983 GL1100 Interstate
1999 GL1500 SE

Rear brake system

Post by silverider »

I am 82 years young and still riding my 1999 GL1500 with a Hannigan 2+2 sidecar.Recently I developed "drop foot" in my right ankle. I have trouble operating the foot brake pedal efficiently. Has anyone combined all brake cylinders to work from the hand brake lever? Theoretically I need a longer brake cable from the rear brake cylinder to the brake lever using a double banjo nut to accommodate the new brake cable. Has anyone ever done this? Any help or other suggestions would be greatly appreciated. Right now I am using only the front brake and downshifting which is not good.

Posts: 1201
Joined: Fri Jan 02, 2015 7:28 pm
Location: Amity. Ar
Motorcycle: 2010 GL1800
2004 Suzuki DR200

Re: Rear brake system

Post by DaveO430 »

Something like this maybe,
The stock front brake master cylinder does not have the capacity to operate both or all 3 if the sidecar has a brake.

Post Reply