Best quick guess is that your master cylinder is gunky and the return hole plugged.
Just to clarify, when you say the wheel wouldn't budge ant the caliper seems to be firmly in place, do you mean the wheel wouldn't rotate because the brake is holding it, or that there wasn't play in the forks or steering head and the caliper wasn't loose on its mount?I have an '83 GL1100 standard.
So I started to notice that the front breaks will make a slight rubbing sound when turning at low speeds. I am not sure why through... I tried to move the front wheel with the bike on the center stand but it wont budge with my hands. Calipers seem to be firmly in place as well.
Any ideas why this would happen? Do the pads flop around in there?
Yep pretty bad wording LOLSorry I worded that really badly.
The wheel does spin. When I said won't budge I meant when I try to push it side to side, which I think is how you check for a wheel bearing.
So the caliper is releasing ( which actually was a problem a I fixed few months ago )