Rear Brake Master Cylinder upgrade?


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Rear Brake Master Cylinder upgrade?

Post by controlu » Fri Mar 20, 2020 3:10 pm



Is there such a thing A Rear Brake Master Cylinder upgrade to help stopping when hauling a trailer?



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Re: Rear Brake Master Cylinder upgrade?

Post by WingAdmin » Fri Mar 20, 2020 4:31 pm

The existing brakes are more than capable of locking the bike wheels. The limitation is tire adhesion to the road, not your master cylinders or calipers.

If you're getting pushed along and are not happy with your stopping power, the next step to look at would be electric brakes on the trailer.

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Re: Rear Brake Master Cylinder upgrade?

Post by GoldWingrGreg » Tue Mar 24, 2020 9:35 am

controlu wrote:
Fri Mar 20, 2020 3:10 pm
Is there such a thing A Rear Brake Master Cylinder upgrade to help stopping when hauling a trailer?
None that I'm aware of. Be sure you are using both front and rear brakes and all pads should be OEM. When towing having a Wing with ABS can be a huge benefit.

What is the GVW of the trailer ???

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Re: Rear Brake Master Cylinder upgrade?

Post by Snowmoer » Tue Mar 24, 2020 10:16 am

The breaks on your wing have more then enough power for towing a trailer. I tow a Roll A Home camper and have trailer breaks. On a trip, I had an electrical issue with the trailer breaks and they were not working. The trailer was at around 600 lbs. and the wing had no problem coming to a stop. I just had to start my stop sooner. If you are just going to run a small cargo trailer, You will be fine. You are just going to burn up break pads a little quicker.

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Re: Rear Brake Master Cylinder upgrade?

Post by keithg64 » Fri Mar 27, 2020 9:26 am

OEM brake pads are by far superior over any aftermarket pads for the 1800


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