Rear brakes 2004 gl1800


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Allan10
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Rear brakes 2004 gl1800

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Im looking to just bleed the rear brakes on my 1800 but am not finding any info.with the linked system i want to be sure Im doing it correctly. any help would be appreciated


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Re: Rear brakes 2004 gl1800

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I suppose you can try to bleed just the rear caliper but the brake pedal operates the front brakes too. So, it is advisable to bleed the front and rear at the same time.

Here is the sequence I got from the service manual:

Fill the reservoir with DOT 4 brake fluid from a sealed container.
Operate the brake lever several times to bleed air from the master cylinder.

LEVER BRAKE LINE FLUID AIR BLEEDING
Remove the following:
– Right Front brake Caliper Cover
– Left Front Brake Caliper Cover

Feed fluid and bleed air from the lever brake line in the following sequence:
1. Right front caliper upper bleed valve.
2. Left front caliper lower bleed valve.

PEDAL BRAKE LINE FLUID AIR BLEEDING
Remove Right Forward Engine Side Cover for access to rear brake reservoir.
Feed fluid and bleed air from the pedal brake line in the following sequence:
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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Allan10
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Re: Rear brakes 2004 gl1800

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thanks I' just upgraded from a 1100 and this is quite different from that. One other question I have a Mityvac would the sequence be the same? I do appreciate the info!
Thanks
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Re: Rear brakes 2004 gl1800

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The sequence is still the same.

I have used the MityVac as well but I have gone to Speed Bleeders in my bikes. Look for Honda Brake & Clutch Speed Bleeders Goldwing GL1800 on ebay. I've bought several from seller kz10cubed. Much more convenient than the MityVac.

I still use the MityVac to empty reservoirs but that is about it.
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Re: Rear brakes 2004 gl1800

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Thanks Again!!
Allan


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