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    81 r80gs front brake

    after a 5 month sleep my 81 r80gs brake lever touches the grip. Pumping does not help. Solutions?

    Bill Weidner

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    Rebuild or replace master cylinder.
    Kent Christensen
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    '12 R1200RT, '02 R1100S, '84 R80G/S

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    Certainly start with a fluid change, but as Kent say, you may have developed rust in the master cylinder which will tear the seals on operation. Try a fresh bleed...if it doesn't hold pressure, then on to the master cylinder overhaul.
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