Rear Brake Pedal Clunk


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Tangsoodo2135
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Rear Brake Pedal Clunk

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Hello, My name is Matthew Miller. I have been riding bikes for almost 40 years now and just purchased my first Goldwing. It is a 2005 GL1800 with 22,000 miles on it. The bike has the linked braking system but does not have ABS on it. So here is my question. When I press the front brake lever everything sounds and feels normal however when I hit the rear brake pedal, I hear a single clunking sound not to loud but noticeable. The rear brake pedal also feels a little grabby to me. Is this a normal sound for Wings or is there something I should take a look at.
Thanks for your help. So far I really like the bike and can not wait for the real riding season to begin shortly.
Matthew Miller


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Re: Rear Brake Pedal Clunk

Post by Viking »

I would check for something loose or not installed correctly at the rear brake. With that mileage, you should have had a rear tire change, and something may not have been put rightly. Also, there has been a brake recall on the bike, and you could check a dealership to see if it has been done.
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Re: Rear Brake Pedal Clunk

Post by GoldWingrGreg »

Verify that the left pad is installed correctly by looking in through the wheel on the left side. The arch of the pad should follow the arch of the rotor. If the arch is different, the top edge of the pad could be hitting the rotors' rivets.
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Re: Rear Brake Pedal Clunk

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Thanks I will check.
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Re: Rear Brake Pedal Clunk

Post by Steve F »

What Goldwing Greg said....... I had that exact thing happen. It was wearing on the rivets, and nothing bad happened and was easy to set straight. However, I might add that there was no "clunk". Check that the caliper is tight but free enough to move on the pins, and the pads are free enough to move easily within the caliper and not bind.
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Re: Rear Brake Pedal Clunk

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I had the mechanic where I purchased my wing look at but he said everything was normal. :mrgreen: . It does not clunk anymore so I believe the center rear piston was sticking some and finally loosened it self up.
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Re: Rear Brake Pedal Clunk

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Has it had the master cylinder recall done? The dealer can check the VIN.
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Re: Rear Brake Pedal Clunk

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Yes it was done I think in 2016.thanks


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