REAR CALIPER REMOVAL


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Duanebowman
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REAR CALIPER REMOVAL

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Can anyone tell me how to remove the rear caliper on a 2008 gl 1800? Thanks Duane


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wingpilot08
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Motorcycle: 2008 GL1800-HPNA - 85,000+ miles
1995 Bunkhouse camping trailer
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bikes owned:
1975 CB550-4 final mileage unknown
1982 Yamaha 650 Maximum 30,000 miles
1987 Yamaha XVZ-1300 Venture 109,000 miles
1982 CB750-F Super Sport 60,000+ miles
1996 Honda GL1500-SE 210,000 miles

Re: REAR CALIPER REMOVAL

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REAR BRAKE CALIPER
DISASSEMBLY
Remove the rear wheel.
Drain the brake fluid from the pedal brake hydraulic
system.
Remove the brake pads.
Disconnect the brake hoses from the brake caliper
by removing the oil bolts and sealing washers.
Remove the two mounting bolts and brake caliper.
Remove the following:
– caliper bracket
– boots
– pad spring
- assembly bolts
– caliper body B

Place a shop towel over the pistons.
Position the caliper body with the pistons facing
down. Support the upper piston and apply small
squirts of air pressure to the upper fluid inlet to
remove the lower piston.
Remove the upper and center pistons by pushing
them through each fluid inlet.

Push the dust and piston seals in and lift them out.
Clean the seal grooves, caliper cylinders and pistons
with clean brake fluid.
INSPECTION
Check the caliper cylinders and pistons for scoring,
scratches or damage.
Measure the caliper cylinder I.D.
Measure the caliper piston O.D.
BODY B
BOLTS
BODY A
Do not use high
pressure air or bring
the nozzle too close
to the inlet.
SEALS
SERVICE LIMITS: Upper/lower: 22.71 mm (0.894 in)
Center: 27.06 mm (1.065 in)
SERVICE LIMITS: Upper/lower: 22.56 mm (0.888 in)
Center: 26.91 mm (1.059 in)
2008 GL1800-HPNA - Red 83,000+ miles
1995 Bunkhouse Camper
Darkside #1720
1975 CB550-4 mileage unknown
1982 Yamaha 650 Maxim 30,000 miles
1987 Yamaha XVZ-1300 Venture 109,000 miles
1982 CB750-FSS 60,000+ miles
1996 Honda GL1500-SE 210,000 miles
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wingpilot08
Posts: 685
Joined: Wed Jan 18, 2012 4:43 pm
Location: Coatesville, PA
Motorcycle: 2008 GL1800-HPNA - 85,000+ miles
1995 Bunkhouse camping trailer
Darkside #1720
bikes owned:
1975 CB550-4 final mileage unknown
1982 Yamaha 650 Maximum 30,000 miles
1987 Yamaha XVZ-1300 Venture 109,000 miles
1982 CB750-F Super Sport 60,000+ miles
1996 Honda GL1500-SE 210,000 miles

Re: REAR CALIPER REMOVAL

Post by wingpilot08 »

Taken from 2006-2008 GL1800 service manual (on CD)

REAR BRAKE CALIPER
DISASSEMBLY
Remove the rear wheel.
Drain the brake fluid from the pedal brake hydraulic
system.
Remove the brake pads.
Disconnect the brake hoses from the brake caliper
by removing the oil bolts and sealing washers.
Remove the two mounting bolts and brake caliper.
Remove the following:
– caliper bracket
– boots
– pad spring
- assembly bolts
– caliper body B

Place a shop towel over the pistons.
Position the caliper body with the pistons facing
down. Support the upper piston and apply small
squirts of air pressure to the upper fluid inlet to
remove the lower piston.
Remove the upper and center pistons by pushing
them through each fluid inlet.

Push the dust and piston seals in and lift them out.
Clean the seal grooves, caliper cylinders and pistons
with clean brake fluid.

INSPECTION
Check the caliper cylinders and pistons for scoring,
scratches or damage.
Measure the caliper cylinder I.D.
Measure the caliper piston O.D.
BODY B
BOLTS
BODY A
Do not use high
pressure air or bring
the nozzle too close
to the inlet.
SEALS
SERVICE LIMITS: Upper/lower: 22.71 mm (0.894 in)
Center: 27.06 mm (1.065 in)
SERVICE LIMITS: Upper/lower: 22.56 mm (0.888 in)
Center: 26.91 mm (1.059 in)
2008 GL1800-HPNA - Red 83,000+ miles
1995 Bunkhouse Camper
Darkside #1720
1975 CB550-4 mileage unknown
1982 Yamaha 650 Maxim 30,000 miles
1987 Yamaha XVZ-1300 Venture 109,000 miles
1982 CB750-FSS 60,000+ miles
1996 Honda GL1500-SE 210,000 miles
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