i have an 1985 goldwing 1200 that when i drive down the road sounds like my back brake is rubbing what could the problem be ... sounds like brake pads are rubbing but as i read more about it there is no back brake pads can someone help me with this...
It could be that the rear brake is dragging, also could be a rear bearing has or is going bad. That can be check by putting the bike on the center stand and getting hold of the bottom of the tire and try moving it side to side, if you got movement, it could be the bearing or the socket that the bearing mounts in has become stretched. I've seem that one one 1200 this year and heard of another.
Personally I hope it's just your rear brake needs to be reworked.
From the Northwest Corner