Join Date: Feb 2007
Location: San Diego, California, USA
Many people say the 1500 and 1800 Goldwings have linked brakes. It's my understanding that they actually have integrated brakes. The terms aren't interchangeable, but some might think they are.
In a linked brake system, when you press the brake pedal, a portion of your braking pressure is transferred to the front brakes as well as the rear. Also, when you apply the front brake lever, a portion of the braking effort is transferred to the rear brakes.
In an integrated system, the brake pedal operates the rear brake and the left front brake, while the lever operates the right front brake only.
Am I wrong in how the brake systems of the 1500 and 1800 models operate?
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