I own a 1993 Honda Gold Wing SE that has not been driven for about a year. Now, the brake pedal goes all the way down without any braking action. The front handlebar brake lever works fine. Fluid levels are fine and there are not any visible leaks. I suspect the rear master cylinder is faulty. Would you agree? Any suggestions? According to the shop manual, the rear master cylinder is a bear to replace. Any comments on that? Also seems that after starting I smell carb running rich. I also have problems starting in cold weather seems to need shot of starting fluid to get going. When on the road it is not able to go over 55 mph especially in OD. Carbs seem to be out of sinc. Would you agree? Any suggestions?
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Re: 1993 Goldwing foot brake & Carb Sinc
My Honda 1500 manual says to drain carbs if not ridden in two weeks. I would think that not all the carbs are working, if it had not bee used much, hence not al cylinders working. As far as the rear brake. Check the rear slave cylinder first, and if that is ok then the master cylinder rebuild would be in order.
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It could be the brake pedal switch is corroded internally and needs to be replaced and could be the front brake switch needs to be cleaned by spraying WD40 or contact cleaner directly into the switch and working the lever..
The Gold Wing Interstate can trace its roots to 1972 when
Honda conceived a grand touring motorcycle based on the five- and
six-cylinder racing superbikes of the 1960s. The new bikes dubbed the
Gold Wing would feature a liquid-cooled four- or six-cylinder engine. In
1975, the Gold Wing GL1000 debuted with a boxer 999 cc four-cylinder
engine. A year later, Honda launched the GL1000 Limited Edition,
equipped with a chrome radiator, quilt-patterned seat and gold wheels.
Following much clamoring from Honda enthusiasts, Honda
launched the dressed GL1100 Gold Wing Interstate in 1980. It was the top
trim level at the time, vs the Standard. Honda more or less copied the
aftermarket bolt-on accessories available in motorcycles parts shops. In
fact, the fairing, which is the windscreen and fiberglass protection
mounted at the front of the bike to protect the rider, was not even a
Honda option until the Interstate arrived. Honda now considered the Gold
Wing GL1100 a true tourer with its Interstate model. However, many
owners were never truly satisfied with the design as Honda focused more
on performance than bodywork styling. In 1984, Honda dropped the
Standard (unfaired) model altogether, and introduced the GL1200, with a
94-horsepower four-cylinder boxer engine. The GL1200 ceased production
Honda began tinkering with the idea of a larger Gold Wing
tourer in 1984 and tested 15 different types of bikes to come with
six-cylinder engine displacing 1500 cc. The result was the GL1500 that
arrived in 1988. The engine was the boxer six-cylinder engine displacing
1520 cc. However, by 1984, Honda had dropped the Standard and the
Interstate was Honda's base trim model under Aspencade and later, the
LTD and SE trims. The Interstate's luxury accents disappeared, as Honda
did not equip the 1991 models with cruise control or an onboard air
suspension compressor. The stereo system was a low-end basic model and
the bike did not have a reverse gear like other Honda models. Honda
ceased production of the Interstate in 1996.
GL1500 Interstate Specs
The Honda Gold Wing GL1500 Interstate featured a
liquid-cooled four-stroke boxer six-cylinder engine with a 2.8-inch bore
and 2.5-inch stroke. It had four valves per cylinder and developed 100
horsepower and 110 foot-pounds of torque. A six-speed shaft-driven
transmission matched the engine. It rode on an 18-inch front tire and a
16-inch tire in the rear. Stopping power came from dual 11.6-inch front
disc brakes with two-piston calipers and a single 12.4-inch rear disc
brake with two-piston calipers. The tourer's seat only stood 30.1 inches
tall and the frame sat on a 66.5-inch wheelbase. Its dry weight was a
hefty 772 lbs. The fuel tank held 6.1 gallons.
You have an air bubble in the master cylinder. If you are lucky you can wiggle the brake pedal and get it to move into the reservoir . Mechanics push brake fluid backwards from the brake cylinder to the master cylinder ( with a special pump ) to remove the air . If you have access, you can lay down plastic and rags and loosen the hollow bolt attaching the brake hose to the master cylinder ( about 1/8 turn) now pump the pedal once or twice. Re tighten the bolt while slowly pushing down on the pedal, re bleed the system at the back and usually this will get the bubble out.
Yes the rear pedal operates the front RH disk as well.
When you bleed the brake do the front RH disk calliper first then the rear calliper.
Check that the pads are not beyond useful life and the not stuck.