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post #1 of 5 (permalink) Old 08-26-2010, 08:41 AM Thread Starter
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hey gang- I bought this 81 i have been talking about from a guy who had good intentions i guess but started taking it apart and lost the rear master cylinder. One of the other members has an 82 and an 83 for sale. He is thinking the 82 rear mastermay work? Any ideas on it. Will the 82 work on the 81? Mine has a single piston. Also where is the best place to buy caliper and master cylinder rebuild kits?



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Accoridng to the Honda Parts list each year used a different rear master cylinder. I would look in the for sale forum or try your local recycler. OEM parts are almost always reliable, but the most expensive. I use my local independant Parts Unlimited dealer but you need to take the caliper and master with you as they sometimes get the application wrong. Their quality is IMHO just as good as OEM on these parts. LOL!!!

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I like Parts N More for brake parts.
I have a rear master cylinder from an 81 that is rebuild-able you can have it for $20 plus shipping.
Let me know if you are interested I've been hanging on to it for back up but I have completely gone through my brakes and I don't think I am going to use it.

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You can probably find something on e-bay that includes the pads and doesn't require a re-build.

Just make sure you are getting the right year.

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While I thinkother years 1100 masters may fit it's hard to tell without having them side by side because the 1100s had more changes to their brakes each year than any other Goldwing. If you can try it for fit I don't think there's any difference in the volume of the actual cylinder and piston.

There are many different places to order rebuild kits. I've used Bike Bandit, Old Bike Barn, and a couple others. I like the K&L kits, they're reasonably priced and pretty complete. There is one vendor I'd avoid, if you send me a PM I'll tell you who it is. It's a pretty well known vendor that many on the forum have had problems with.

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