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  • GL1833 Parking Brake Question

    Sometimes I forget to pull in the front brake when setting the Parking Brake. Does not pulling in the front brake affects the function of the parking brake?

  • #2
    Interesting why Honda included "Pull in the front brake lever to apply the parking brake" in the owners manual?

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    I showed people how it worked in Death Valley on a friends bike without touching the brake lever.

    I also showed a new salesman at my local dealer how it worked. I moved the bike without the PB engaged. and then showed him it would moved with the PB ON!.

    Go give it a try on your bike both ways and see if you have any trouble?.
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    1986 GL1200 SEi - DCT
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    • #3
      By applying the hand brake you also apply the rear. Maybe since it has already engaged, the piston is held at the higher pressure rate. Higher than can be applied by the park brake by itself. Just a guess.

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      • #4
        Originally posted by MajorThom View Post
        By applying the hand brake you also apply the rear. Maybe since it has already engaged, the piston is held at the higher pressure rate. Higher than can be applied by the park brake by itself. Just a guess.
        Thom. The Parking brake doesn't work via fluid.
        It is independent from the bikes hydraulic system.

        It is cable operated only.

        You can see the cable on the parking brake on the right.

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        **You may not like the Truth-But that doesn't change it!**
        "Life is Tough-It's tougher when you are stupid"
        1981 CB900C -DCT
        1986 GL1200 SEi - DCT
        2004 GL1800 - "Modified Ring & Pinion"

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        • #5
          Understood

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          • #6
            I have already ridden off once with the parking brake engaged. Honda should have either had the PB disengage when the bike is put into gear (D) or, have a LARGE, flashing red "P" on the TFT screen if it is engaged when you start the bike.
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            • #7
              My understanding is "There is a "P" on the dash?.
              IT should be where the gear indicator is, So the rider will see it when he looks to see what gear he is in?

              Or better yet. The bike shouldn't move until the parking brake is released?
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              1986 GL1200 SEi - DCT
              2004 GL1800 - "Modified Ring & Pinion"

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              • #8
                the bike will move with the PB on, but it is sluggish. Took me about 20 yards to figure out what was going on.
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                • #9
                  Owner's manual page 47 shows a picture of parking indicator and location on instrument cluster.

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                  • #10
                    Originally posted by Littljoe View Post
                    Owner's manual page 47 shows a picture of parking indicator and location on instrument cluster.
                    Yes, but how many of us are in the habit of looking at the dash before we start riding. I'm not. I rode off again today with the PB on. It's a $30,000 motorcycle, the parking brake should automatically disengage.
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                    • kwthom
                      kwthom commented
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                      Disagree. The human makes the determination if the movement of the motorcycle is appropriate. Otherwise, the parking brake does exactly what it's designed to do - retard bike movement.

                  • #11
                    A PB release linked the the gear position indicator switch would do the trick.

                    In other words. No more parking brake when shifted into 1st gear.

                    I can see the aftermarket coming out with a dash mounted Flashing LED warning light, when the bike is started with the PB engaged!
                    Attached to the parking brake handle.

                    I see Honda never thought through the issue of "teaching old dogs new tricks" lol
                    **You may not like the Truth-But that doesn't change it!**
                    "Life is Tough-It's tougher when you are stupid"
                    1981 CB900C -DCT
                    1986 GL1200 SEi - DCT
                    2004 GL1800 - "Modified Ring & Pinion"

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                    • Cruiseman
                      Cruiseman commented
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                      Especially since motorcycle do not typically have PBs

                  • #12
                    I never use mine, never used 1st gear with my old manual trans Goldwing either. Just have to be mindful where you park.
                    Just always park uphill or back in to the curb.
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                    • #13
                      Originally posted by INTHEWIND View Post
                      I never use mine, never used 1st gear with my old manual trans Goldwing either. Just have to be mindful where you park.
                      Just always park uphill or back in to the curb.

                      Can't back into the curb here in CA. The homeless people get all pizzed off when I back into there bed!.
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                      1986 GL1200 SEi - DCT
                      2004 GL1800 - "Modified Ring & Pinion"

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                      • #14
                        When the parking brake is set on my bike, the bike doesn't move when I give it normal get-moving throttle. Maybe an adjustment would solve the problem of driving off with it set.

                        I normally use the parking brakes in cars, trucks and airplanes, so I'm accustomed to the idea of releasing it before getting underway.

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                        • #15
                          I have started placing my gloves on top of the parking brake lever to remind me to release the brake.
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                          • #16
                            I think I will try to find one of these on Ebay.
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                            • #17
                              I think a switch like this should be mandatory on the DCT-ST1800.

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                              **You may not like the Truth-But that doesn't change it!**
                              "Life is Tough-It's tougher when you are stupid"
                              1981 CB900C -DCT
                              1986 GL1200 SEi - DCT
                              2004 GL1800 - "Modified Ring & Pinion"

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                              • #18
                                Originally posted by Rocky View Post
                                I think a switch like this should be mandatory on the DCT-ST1800.

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                                Beautiful!

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                                • #19
                                  I always LOOK at the parking brake before I ride off. It’s really not hard to remember, is it??

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                                  • #20
                                    Originally posted by Gold Winger View Post
                                    I always LOOK at the parking brake before I ride off. It’s really not hard to remember, is it??
                                    From my stand point. I don't have to remember something I never needed.

                                    The idea alone of a parking brake on a motorcycle-is just plain crazy.


                                    Honda has a warped sense of humor.

                                    There is no way You are going to teach an, "old Dog a new trick!"
                                    **You may not like the Truth-But that doesn't change it!**
                                    "Life is Tough-It's tougher when you are stupid"
                                    1981 CB900C -DCT
                                    1986 GL1200 SEi - DCT
                                    2004 GL1800 - "Modified Ring & Pinion"

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