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I am looking for some advice or guidelines, my 84 Aspy, the left front caliper
is holding on, enough to make the rota very hot.
I have removed the caliper and cleaned it and as far as I can test the pistons
are traveling Ok, and all the moving mechanical parts appear to be serviceable.
If I press and release the front brake, then the front wheel drags fairly
heavily.

A couple of hard taps on the caliper resolves the problem until next time I
apply the brake.

I have experienced a similar problem on a motorhome and replaced the complete
caliper only to find it was the rubber hose breaking down internally and not letting the fluid return, (Simple cure as hoses were readily available).

Do the Goldwing hoses give this type of problem? anyone know an internet company
that I can order replacement hose? I am in USA.

Am I right in thinking that the left front caliper (viewed from driving seat) is
independent of the link system that operates the front and back brakes?

Also the foot brake pedal is quite solid but it is unnervingly close to my floor boards, with almost no emergency travel) how much travel should there be at the pedal pad, and how much free travel on the master cylinder rod adjustment.
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Stan
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First, check the return hole in the master cylinder. It is the one under the little cover plate. Also check that all the moving parts on the caliper, and the caliper mounting points on the fork, slide freely.



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