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I'm new in this fantastic forum and enjoying my 1987 GL 1200 Interstate bought last month in Mallorca, Spain. Although I'm an old biker (58), it's my first GW and I'm loving it. It has 29000 mls and I'm planning to work in a few things like rear shocks and brakes. I don't know if this is the appropriate place in the forum, nevertheless I'd like to ask you about the front left brake system; it's almost not working in my bike; I will rebuild the master cylinder and calliper and change the lines but I'd like to know your opinion about that; it's normal to have so little braking power when you are using only your right hand?
Thank you very much for your trouble.
Best regards from Spain.
 

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WELCOME:waving::waving::waving:
 

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I can't answer for the 1200, but if you are going to do a fix, see about getting the stainless steel brake lines I found they help alot? Your post will have more input if you had posted in the tech forum. Keep us posted.
 

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I would have to agree with the stainless steel branke lines.

Post your question in the tech forum for more and better responses.:waving:
 

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Your 1200 has the "Unified Brake System" . In this system the rear brake pedal controls the rear caliper and the left front caliper . The front right caliper is operated by the hand lever .

There is a pressure regulator in the system to lessen the pressure to the left front so as not to lock the front wheel , when applying the rear brake .



This system came out on the 83 Goldwing where the rear brake pedal operated the right front caliper . I dont know why they made the change from right to left .

Also if you take apart the front calipers I believe the left caliper will have smaller diameter pistons .



Some of your braking issue may be taken care of by flushing out the fluids and bleeding the system . For the "Unified" system bleed the front left first then move to the rear .



I hope this helps . Enjoy the forums and visit often . You can try the search function if you need more info , or ask in the Technical Forum .
 

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Thank you all for your warm welcome and your help.
I'm learning a lot of things in the technical forum.
 
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