80 GL1100 Rear brake very stiff


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jlittle387
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80 GL1100 Rear brake very stiff

Post by jlittle387 » Tue Jul 03, 2018 10:27 am



Hey Guys;
I have been bouncing around here for a few years now, but this is my first time posting. I have been struggling to free up the rear brake/pedal on my 82. It just started one day, and I'm not really sure why. To apply the rear brake I really have to put a lot of pressure on the pedal, and then to release it I have to lift up on the pedal with my foot. I can feel the drag with the brakes applied, and once the pedal is lifted I can feel the release. I'm not sure if its in the caliper, or in the pivot points leading up to the master cylinder. I look forward to any advice and help you might be able to give. Thanks



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Re: 80 GL1100 Rear brake very stiff

Post by WingAdmin » Tue Jul 03, 2018 10:37 am

It's a fairly common problem. The brake pedal pivot gets corrosion on it. The pedal needs to be removed, the pivot cleaned up, lots of grease packed in, and reassembled. Have a look here: viewtopic.php?f=4&t=15042

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Re: 80 GL1100 Rear brake very stiff

Post by jlittle387 » Tue Jul 03, 2018 10:46 am

Thats awesome. I knew the answer would be on here somewhere. I will give it a go today. Thanks. Nice rides btw.

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