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1100 goldwing front brakes sticking

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

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  • zippy_skippy Apr 10, 2014

    This is not that unusaual. It happens to old cars, and bikes too for that matter. Your description pinpoints the problem itself. By releasing the presure at the caliper, the brakes release. This tells us that the caliper is not at fault, since it releases when te presure drops. This leaves two things. The hoses, and the Master cylinder I have found that some of the rebuild kits have had the wonr piston in them that does not retract far enough to clear the small hole in the master cyclinder piston bore. When you rebuilt the MC, there are two holes that go from the resivour into the cylinder the piston is in. The tiny one closest the the Hose end, must be clear, and MUST be exposed infront of the rubber piston when the lever is released. I have found that several of the rebuild kits I have received, have had replacement pistons that were just a little too long causing it to cover the drain back hole, therefore, it can not release the presure. SOLUTION. Drain and remove the resivour off of the master with the lever still attached. If the rubber plunger is forward of the tiny hole, The piston plunger is too long. I had to shorten mine. I would not recommend this however, as the longer versions are the wrong versions, and once shortened as I had to do, really don't fit well as the flanges on them are now in the wrong place. At the time, none of the kits available had the rigt psitons in them. Brakes are a critical element. Doing it again, I would replace the entire MC from a latter model dual disk front system. It may not match in style the other side, but who really cares, when it's your life ( and passengers life ) that brakes are there for. The other cause, although somewhat rare, are delaminationg hoses. Imagine a hose with a flap of the interior wall of the hose that has cracked and come free of the out shell of the hose. This flap can hang down and act as a one way valve allowing fast moving fluid (Grabbing or quickly releasing the brake lever) to move down the hose towards the caliper, but is then wedged against the wall of the hose when hit by the moving fluid coming back through, sealing off the ability to drain back releasing the presure. I have had this happen on a British 65 Sunbeam Alpine sports car back in 76. The car was only eleven years old. Happened again with a 78 pickup i had in the early 90's, and my neigyhbor had it happen to one front brake on his 57 T-Bird. Now those hose were really old. The way to determin if it's a Hose with a flapper valve in it is to grab the brake leveer tight and apply LOTS of presure, and then very slowly release the presure on the lever. This keeps the flap from sealing off the path back to the MC. if you do this and the brakes are free, but NOT if done quickly, You need NEW hoses...NOT used ones. I always recommend braided Stainless three line system. One from the master to the factory spliter and then two new hoses from the splitter to the calipers. Best of luck. If yo skimp anywhere, never let it be the brakes.!!

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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.

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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...

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It's the brake calipers which are seizing up , you will have to overhaul them.
Check the caliper pistons for pitting as theres where rust is formed and thus it jams.
Hope this helps!

Posted on May 27, 2009

  • williamhi400 Mar 23, 2011

    I had the same problem with a 1976 Goldwing 1000c.c.. Long story - short it turned out be be
    defective front hydralic brake hose. The rubber goes bad inside the hose which alows the brake fluid to travel one direction and blocks the return flow.

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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.

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