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I have not got any notice about the brake recall,but today it locked up on me after 8000 miles. I am new to the bike but did notice that the rear brake pedal seemed to have to much travel in it before the brake would apply. How ever if you pumped the pedel acouple times the pedal would come up to where I think it should be. Is this brake pedal travel normal for a 06 goldwing ,or is it a prewarning of this rear brake locking issue ? Anyone else notice this behavour?
 

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i don't know if there is a recall for your back brakes but it does sound like the fluid might be low or pads worn and need replacement
 

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i don't know if there is a recall for your back brakes but it does sound like the fluid might be low or pads worn and need replacement
The recall is for defective secondary master cylinders which:
1. Are mounted on the front fork.
2. Do indeed actuate the rear brake.
3. Will cause the rear brake to drag and eventually "lock up".
Don't know why the OP has not re'v'd the recall notice but, all years, all models of the 1800 are covered in this recall, with the exception of 2012's built after a certain date.
 

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99% sure your bike is on recall. If you bought it used might explain why you didn't get a letter. Take it in, they will go by the serial #.
 

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All 1800's are on the reacll. You don't need a notice, just take it to a dealer.
 

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I was interested in knowing of anyone who had the repair done if they had noticed adifference in the brake pedel stroke?
 

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There are a couple members that I think did require the fix upon inspection. We've had none so far, and I haven't had mine out of the garage yet:eek: but mine appears fine visually. Joe's right, virtually every 1800 is affected from '01 -'10. Not sure about the '12's
 

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Brake issue=shop/dealer, especially with recall out there. Please bring this in immediately!
 

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Stop dancing around the issue. You owe it to us and yourself to get the recall done. You have a rear brake problem whether it's related to the recall or not so get both resolved at the same time.
I am sorry but I dont think I owe you anything,and I made an appiontment the minute I got home. All I was interested in was if someone that had the brake repair done, had the same brake PEDEL issue as I had.
 

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It's all good, longtrack. If you had mentioned that you " were " taking the bike in for the recall , I would not have made it an obligation issue. I was working on the assumption that if you took the bike in for the brake recall they would not release it back to you with a mushy pedal.
Still doesn't address the pedal travel issue the OP's asking about. 2007 GL1800, I've had the recall inspection, passed it, so can't offer an opinion about pedal travel before/after repair. I have always thought the pedal "feel" is a little bit mushy with longer than necessary travel. I installed a Show Chrome 21-551J brake pedal pad and adjusted the pedal height. Seemed to help. My $.02.
 

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Still doesn't address the pedal travel issue the OP's asking about. 2007 GL1800, I've had the recall inspection, passed it, so can't offer an opinion about pedal travel before/after repair. I have always thought the pedal "feel" is a little bit mushy with longer than necessary travel. I installed a Show Chrome 21-551J brake pedal pad and adjusted the pedal height. Seemed to help. My $.02.
thank you .Someone finely understood the question. Maybe I did not explain it properly.
 

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I posted way back when that after my 07 was inspected, and passed, that the rear brake felt different. It Was and Is not as responsive as before. It kind of felt mushy and since I had driven the bike in and 1 hour later drove it out, I knew there was a difference. I took it back and the dealer said everything was OK. So, I have been driving it and adjusting how I brake and now I guess it feels normal. But it did take a little getting used to.
 

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Longtrack, my 2010 failed the inspection and the MC was replaced.
In answer to your question, yes I do think the brake lever has more travel before the brakes bite than previously- not sure why.
 

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I might just take mine back in and ask them if they are really really sure that I passed
 

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Still doesn't address the pedal travel issue the OP's asking about. 2007 GL1800, I've had the recall inspection, passed it, so can't offer an opinion about pedal travel before/after repair. I have always thought the pedal "feel" is a little bit mushy with longer than necessary travel. I installed a Show Chrome 21-551J brake pedal pad and adjusted the pedal height. Seemed to help. My $.02.
I have had the recall done, they replaced the rear pads and rotor also the mast. cyl. The rear brake pedal still has the same long stroke and comes up after a stoke or two. The shop said they did not know why it does this. Really they are more of a honda car/quad dealership than bike. So this must be an issue of my bike and not of the recall issues. Anyone else have simular pedal travel?
 
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