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I recently inherited a GL1100 Goldwing 1981. Seems to run ok, but I have noticed that after using the front brake, it will not disengage. The calipers stay locked against the rotors. If I tap them lightly with a hammer on the outside, they release and the wheel moves freely. I am wondering if sitting for a couple of years can cause the pistons to be gummed up inside? And if so can I take them apart and clean them up or is better left to professionals?



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Thank you for your help. DOT 4 brakre fluid. Got it. Will do it today and let you know how it comes out. Again my thanks.



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Just a quick update. It took 3 hours to get the pistons out. "Crudded up" is a polite term for the pistons. However, never say die...The job is finished. I was able to find DOT 4 brake fluid without any problem at the near by Schucks Auto Parts Store. Again much thanks. I will of course from time to time be checking in with problems as I get this beast ready for the road. I will even scare up a picture or two.



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