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Back Brake A few months ago my 1982 Honda Goldwing rear brake continued applying pressure after I stopped for a moment, and continued applying pressure until the bike would not move. I have replaced the back brake caliper and bled the lines a number of times, but I continue having this problem, any ideas?

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  • nicman26 Feb 16, 2009

    I have pulled upon the pedal trying to get it to release and have had no success. This does not seem to fix the problem. Thanks!

  • nicman26 Feb 16, 2009

    On my 1982 Honda Goldwing the back brake is a stand alone system. The rear brake master cylinder not releasing pressure sounds like the problem. Any ideas on what could cause the pressure not to release?

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My gl1100i (82), did the same thing, but was a combo of problems--my slides on the rear caliper were scarred/market, had to replace them. The master cylinder up on the right side, just below the seat had black/black brake fluids, needed a complete flush. With a 1/2 gallon of Wlamart break fluid for $3 and I have a MOSTLY working back break now. Minimal bleeding efforts.

In the very bottom of hte Master Cylinder for read there are two tiny holes, one even tiner thatn the other. One of these are blocked with crud... Flush flush, hopefully you won't need a rebuild kit.

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Sounds like the foot brake pedal may not be returning to resting position.

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    Randy Hough Feb 16, 2009

    If you have replaced the caliper and bled the lines,Another thing it can be is the rear brake master cylinder is not releasing pressure.

    The front left brake and the rear brake on most goldwings are tied together,so you may need to bleed the left front as well.

    If the bleeding don't work,Look at the master cylinder

    Hope this is a Fixya solution.

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    Randy Hough Feb 16, 2009

    Usually they just get gummed up over time from oxidation and break down of the rubber seals and fluid.


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