1981 honda silverwing front wheel seizing

Discussion in 'Motorbike Technical Discussion' started by engkitten, Jul 17, 2006.

  1. engkitten

    engkitten Guest

    I have a 1981 Honda silverwing interstate and as I am driving and using
    my brakes they are gradually sticking harder and harder.. I have
    replaced the brake pads, pistons and seals and taken the master
    cyclinder off and cleaned... But I still am having problems with this
    happening. Any suggestions as to what might be wrong. Thank you
    engkitten, Jul 17, 2006
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    Ken Long Guest

    This is a common problem on those bikes and is caused by the little hole
    in the master cylinder being plugged. I haven't had to fix one yet but I
    understand the hole is really tiny.

    Ken in Albuquerque
    '82 Honda GL650 Silverwing
    '02 Suzuki Savage
    Ken Long, Jul 17, 2006
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    Mark Guest

    why did they design it that way?

    what problem would be caused if the stamped piece is removed and the
    fluid "sprays" inside the closed reservoiur?

    Mark, Jul 19, 2006
  4. engkitten

    OH- Guest

    You'd find out the next time you bleed the brakes ;-)

    Apart from that, I can (just) imagine that there can be a deeper
    technical reason that would have something to do with minimising
    air / fluid mixing that would be much more effective with a
    small fountain in the reservoir.
    OH-, Jul 19, 2006
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