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Rear brakes on "87" gw 1200 aspencade
Hi to all you great bike mechanics hope you can help...
Rear brakes started to squeak resently, upon inspection I found the rotor is pretty deeply scored and the pads are pretty much nonexistant.
I'm a recent owner to this bike with no service manuals and I wasn't able to download one from steve Saunders site.
With the bike up on the center stand, I have removed the saddle bag from the left side,and caliper. However, now I do not know how to remove the wheel from the swing arm and the final drive which it appears I need to do inorder to remove and replace the rotor. According to other articles I read, I need to bleed both front and rear brakes and probably replace with new fluid after this is done. Pistons appear ok, maybe need alittle cleaning,lubing upon reassembly.
Any help you guys can give me is wonderful.
Ca goldrider
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#1 07-07-2007, 03:06 PM,
sillfam Wrote:Hi to all you great bike mechanics hope you can help...
Rear brakes started to squeak resently, upon inspection I found the rotor is pretty deeply scored and the pads are pretty much nonexistant.
I'm a recent owner to this bike with no service manuals and I wasn't able to download one from steve Saunders site.
With the bike up on the center stand, I have removed the saddle bag from the left side,and caliper. However, now I do not know how to remove the wheel from the swing arm and the final drive which it appears I need to do inorder to remove and replace the rotor. According to other articles I read, I need to bleed both front and rear brakes and probably replace with new fluid after this is done. Pistons appear ok, maybe need alittle cleaning,lubing upon reassembly.
Any help you guys can give me is wonderful.

hey Sillfam,
If you haven't tried this site yet, it may give you the info you need.
try <!-- m --><a class="postlink" href="http://www.goldwingsite.com/TipsTricks.htm">http://www.goldwingsite.com/TipsTricks.htm</a><!-- m -->
scroll down to gl 1200 manual. good luck.
John
John McFarland
Chapter Director
GWRRA FL2-W
member 367388
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#2 07-07-2007, 04:43 PM,
The link you gave me for the manual on my 1200 is just what I needed. I was able to see clearly what I need to do and how to do it easily. Sooo tommorrow I know what I will be doing and how I will be doing it.
Thanks so much for your quick response to my delimma(sp?). Big Grin
The next thing I will do tonight is research for replacement pads and rotor probably thru EBC.
Ca goldrider
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#3 07-07-2007, 09:44 PM,
I just installed EBC pads and rotors on an 85 1200 and I was quite impressed with the quality of the components and the performance as well. Good choice.
Ed (Vic) Belanger - 1954-2015
Founder of gl1200goldwings.com

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#4 07-08-2007, 07:14 AM,
sillfam Wrote:The link you gave me for the manual on my 1200 is just what I needed. I was able to see clearly what I need to do and how to do it easily. Sooo tommorrow I know what I will be doing and how I will be doing it.
Thanks so much for your quick response to my delimma(sp?). Big Grin
The next thing I will do tonight is research for replacement pads and rotor probably thru EBC.

your welcome, glad to be able to help :wink:
John McFarland
Chapter Director
GWRRA FL2-W
member 367388
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#5 07-08-2007, 08:59 AM,
I also recently put EBC's on the rear of my wing. Although there is a hint of a squeak once in a while, they are excellent. I think the squeal is the nature of the beast. Just so it isn't the metal backing on the pads hitting the rotors Confusedhock:

Make sure you get the right compound for a touring bike. You don't want the hard racing pads.
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#6 07-08-2007, 10:13 AM,
I bought EBC from JC Whitney for 1200 and they ate up rotor. Looking for good used rotor.
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#7 08-12-2007, 12:18 PM,
Guys you have to be careful when buying pads, if you buy EBC sintered pads for racing they will chew up the rotors real fast, what you want is the EBC Kevlar pads they are much nicer to the rotors plus they are much quieter. EBC also sells new rotors at reasonable prices.
Ed (Vic) Belanger - 1954-2015
Founder of gl1200goldwings.com

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#8 08-12-2007, 12:44 PM,
I have a 85 Aspencade. A few weeks ago I replaced my rear brake rotor with an EBC Rotor P/N MD 1082 and EBC brake pads P/N FA 69/3. Using EBC parts was less than half the price that Honda parts would have cost. I do need to bleed my rear brakes system.

You can download or look at the EBC manual for the part numbers of a rotor and pads for your GL1200 at EBC website: <!-- m --><a class="postlink" href="http://www.ebcbrakes.com/">http://www.ebcbrakes.com/</a><!-- m -->

Suggest you visit The Bike Bandit at the website listed below. This is a good site to purchase aftermarket parts for our GL1200's. I have found that there staff are very knowledgeable of the required parts for our GL1200

Bike Bandit
<!-- m --><a class="postlink" href="http://www.bikebandit.com/partsbandit/">http://www.bikebandit.com/partsbandit/</a><!-- m -->

Hope this helps
Wayne
Wayne
97 GL1500 Lehman Trike
85 GL1200 A
Mount Hope Ont
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#9 08-12-2007, 03:54 PM,
Noticed that the rear 1200 EBC rotor part # covers all 1200s and 1100s. Looking for used parts. Does anyone know if H original parts all cross between these bikes? Read somewhere that original rear 1200A rotor is thicker (believe 5mm vs. 4mm) than 1200I. Know someone that has good 1100 rotor.
Thanks for comments.
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#10 08-13-2007, 12:45 PM,
you might also try.....

<!-- m --><a class="postlink" href="http://www.whiteys-classic-wings.com/servlet/StoreFront">http://www.whiteys-classic-wings.com/servlet/StoreFront</a><!-- m -->

good luck
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#11 08-13-2007, 01:10 PM,
vrocrider Wrote:Noticed that the 1200 EBC rotor part # covers all 1200s and 1100s. Looking for used parts. Does anyone know if H original parts all cross between these bikes? Read somewhere that original 1200A rotor is thicker (believe 5mm vs. 4mm) than 1200I. Know someone that has good 1100 rotor.
Thanks for comments.

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I believe that there are only 5mm and 10mm rotor thicknesses. The Interstate would have the solid unventilated 5mm rotor and the Aspencade, LTD and SEi have the hollow ventilated 10mm front rotors. BTW, the left and right front rotors are not interchangeable.

You can also check the EBC catalogue for rotors here; <!-- m --><a class="postlink" href="http://www.ebcbrakes.com/Assets/2007usamc.pdf">http://www.ebcbrakes.com/Assets/2007usamc.pdf</a><!-- m --> Type in page number 267 next to the blue arrow and press enter.

This will make it easier than seaching the catalogue;

MD 1082 Rear D GL 1200 All models 84-87 296
GL 1100/1100 I Goldwing/Interstate 82-83
GL 1100 A Goldwing Aspencade 82-83
MD 1083 LS/RS Front D GL 1200/1200I/1200 A Goldwing (5mm rotor) 84-85 276
MD 1125 LS Front D GL 1200 L/1200 I/1200 A/GL 12SE-i Goldwing 85-87 276
MD 1125 RS (10mm rotor)
Ed (Vic) Belanger - 1954-2015
Founder of gl1200goldwings.com

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#12 08-13-2007, 03:29 PM,
Thanks. Am I OK in assuming an original Honda 1100 rear rotor will fit on a 1200?
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#13 08-14-2007, 04:19 PM,


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