Join Date: Jul 2019
Location: Virginia Beach, VA
Model: GL1200 Interstate
Why are my brakes freezing on the rotors? 1986 GL1200. PLEASE HELP
Hey guys, I need some serious help.
I'm working on a project, an 86 gl1200i, and I've done everything, timing belts, carb clean, fluids, oils, final drive, battery. She runs like a top, all carbs in sync, perfect idle, no issues, my only issues are, and the last thing...the brakes.
Both front calipers and the rear calipers when applied, the pistons don't come back in, and the brakes hold the rotors and have to be knocked off.
I bled the lines multiple time with fresh brake fluid, and blew air through the lines.
It gets good suction and good flow from what I can tell, but after doing a flush, the calipers still apply to the rotors and hold, they won't release.
I pulled the pistons on all 3 calipers, o rings, bleeder valve, theres barely any build up, theyre in great shape no visible rust etc.
I'm about to reassemble the calipers..but before I do that..and waste another 32 oz container of brake fluid flushing the brakes.....what on earth else should I check to get my brakes to work?
Decent life on the pads, good looking rotors, fresh fluid bled with no air, and they grab hold and down let go.
Please help me, I want to take this thing on her inaugural ride.