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Forum: Goldwing Technical Forum   04-19-2019, 01:01 PM
Replies: 14
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Posted By dbnewton
Yes. The snap ring I used during the rebuild was...

Yes. The snap ring I used during the rebuild was brand new from the rebuild kit. And I'm sure the kit was aftermarket.
Forum: Goldwing Technical Forum   04-18-2019, 08:37 PM
Replies: 14
Views: 374
Posted By dbnewton
When I removed the MC I decided to install the C...

When I removed the MC I decided to install the C clip (it is actually a snap ring). What I discovered was it was quite loose in it's grove as if it was too small.

So that led me to suspect there...
Forum: Goldwing Technical Forum   04-15-2019, 10:17 AM
Replies: 14
Views: 374
Posted By dbnewton
80' 1100 Rear Brake Master Cylinder C clip not holding

My rear master cylinder came apart, C clip popped out. So I bought a rebuild kit, cleaned up the master and installed all the rebuild parts. I cleaned the grove where the C clip rides with a dremel...
Forum: Goldwing Technical Forum   03-30-2019, 06:29 AM
Replies: 19
Views: 767
Posted By dbnewton
1980 did not have the proportioning, so no...

1980 did not have the proportioning, so no worries there. The challenge bleeding the back brake is being on both sides of the bike at the same time, but it's doable.

I will now get a chance to try...
Forum: Goldwing Technical Forum   03-23-2019, 06:59 PM
Replies: 19
Views: 767
Posted By dbnewton
Update: the technique from "Bike... and Dennis"...

Update: the technique from "Bike... and Dennis" of tying the brake lever to the throttle overnight worked. The brakes are firm even after sitting for a few hours.

As an avid SCUBA diver I was...
Forum: Goldwing Technical Forum   03-22-2019, 10:04 AM
Replies: 19
Views: 767
Posted By dbnewton
Thanks for these comments. Indeed I worried about...

Thanks for these comments. Indeed I worried about clamping 40 yr old rubber lines. But figured if they split that was their way to tell me to replace. They are still in good condition (at least from...
Forum: Goldwing Technical Forum   03-22-2019, 05:50 AM
Replies: 19
Views: 767
Posted By dbnewton
Bled by hand. Tried gravity bleed but no flow....

Bled by hand. Tried gravity bleed but no flow. Tried vacuum but drew air from around nipple.

Did not tie lever to throttle, nor raising calipers one at a time. Will try both next (one at a time...
Forum: Goldwing Technical Forum   03-21-2019, 10:17 PM
Replies: 19
Views: 767
Posted By dbnewton
1980 GL1100 Front Brakes Bled, Still Spongy

Original problem was brakes stay engaged after lever released. Calipers were sticking.

Completely disassembled both calipers, cleaned them up. For completeness I also replaced the master cylinder...
Forum: New Members Introduction Forum   03-21-2019, 08:56 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 155
Posted By dbnewton
New to Forum. Now new to Goldwing

Joined a while ago but only lurking. I have had a 1980 GL1100 since 1979. Learned here about rebuilding the carbs. Now rebuilding brakes.
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