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pamelahay
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brakes

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Anyone know why my front brakes might not work some times when I press on them.Then when I do stop and pump them up they will work. The reservoir is always full. I have a 2003 1800 Goldwing.


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CMReynolds1
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Sounds like you have air in the system. I think if you bleed them you should be good to go(or stop, in this case). Are you familiar with how to bleed a brake system?
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pamelahay
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Re: brakes

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That's what I thought ;air in the line,not sure how to bleed the brakes.
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CMReynolds1
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Re: brakes

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Pam, There is a special procedure for 1800's. I searched using "bleeding brakes" and found some info. There are several comments, open the 1800 comments. Also, contact WingAdmin, he is very knowledgeable on these items and can answer any specific questions. Sorry I cannot give you anymore help on this, but if you do what I suggest you will get a ton of info.

You also may want to repost your question on the Tech Talk Forum. More techie types will be there.

Bottom line it is an easy job and you can do it after 'they' give you the exact info.

Good Luck!
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WOJCIECH
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Re: brakes

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1. Left front caliper upper side bleed valve
2. Right front caliper lower side bleed valve
3. Rear caliper lower side bleed valve
4. Anti-dive plunger bleed valve
5. Rear caliper upper side bleed valve
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Re: brakes

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