Question about 1982 Honda GL 1100 Gold Wing
I have a 82 gl-1100 interstate. It set for about 4 years. The front brakes will hang up after riding a little. I can crack open either bleeder or the brake line at the master cylinder to let the pressure off and it will free up. I have replaced the master cyl. with another used one with no luck. I put a rebuid kit in master cyl. and still get the same results. I believe it is in the master cyl. because the brake handel gets hard and when you crack open the brake line at the master cyl. it lets the pressure off. I hope there is something I am missing, I don't want to pay $350 for a new master cyl. and still have the same problem. Thanks for your help. John
The master cylinder is not bleeding back.
there is a presure hole, in front of that there should be a small hole, if it is clogged it won't re lease pressure.
mine was the same way.
i took a.010 drll bit used to clean torch tips, with a hand chuck and turned it with my fingers,i felt it break thur and i stopped. this is with the piston removed!!!
then i held atube on it and blew smoke thur it .
i could not do that before.
the brakes would then release.
late ri decided to make the hole a little bigger.,and i didn't feel it break thur and drilled clear into the bore and ruined the master cyclinder.
you have to pry off the pastic resivor to do this
i used a wide blade putty knife.
replace with a
new o ring.
Posted on Sep 30, 2009
This is NOT a seized or sticking caliper situation. if it was the pressure in the lines would be low when the handle was released but the brakes would still be on. In this case some of the pressure is not being relieved. You can test this by pumping the front brake lever quickly and firmly several times, and you'll find that the front brakes remain on, and that the handle is now far more firm than before because the pressure was not released back into the reservoir. The reason I found this question is that I have an 82 GL1100 Aspencade doing this very thing right now. I just rebuilt the calipers, and master cylinder on this bike and have notice now that the pressure is not being released. This also made it very hard to bleed, as the flow would only go in one direciot. Any air i the lines could not es....could not escape into thereservoir as bubble.s . I have never had this happen before., the but the solution WILL be at the master cyclender. Somehow, it's not allowing the pressure to be released. Not a good thing out on the road...
Posted on Aug 15, 2010
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Posted on Jan 02, 2017
the key needs to be on to set the clock, and the radio may be set to headset or muted, Use the key to remove the radio clean contacts and try that.
Posted on Apr 21, 2010
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.
Posted on Feb 05, 2011
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