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After rebuilding all three brakes on my '83 Interstate, I took it for a ride and the rear brake locked up. Stopped at a McDonalds for a burger. When I started up again, the brake seemed ok. When I moved it out of harms way for Hurricane Irene, the rear seemed to be binding again.



Any ideas out there?

Tanx

David



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When you did the brake rebuild did you replace any of the brake lines? Rear line may be collapsing inside,holding pressure on the brake.While you ate your burger it may have bled off enough to let the brake loose.
 

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Both master cylinders have tiny return holes that are generally referred to as "spooge" holes. They are about .015" in diameter. If you do a search around here for "spooge" you'll come up with a rear master cut-away view that shows the hole location. You can clean it with a piece of wire but it isn't easy to see.
 

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ya I would say its the hole in the master... Did mine and have not had a prob since.
 

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That is a good possibility. Something is causing the pressure in the line to not release. Does the 1100 have "regular" brakes? If it has "linked" brakes, things get a whole lot more complicated. I will be rebuilding all the brakes on my 1200, and converting to regular brakes. I have already been over everything with a motorcycle mechanic on how to do it when I bought the parts.
 

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I had the rear brake pedal itself almost seize up from rust and road debris. I've seen others with the same problem, so it's worth a check. Fixing required a hammer- a big one :)
 
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