Finally had time to work on bike this weekend. I pulled brake calipers and removed pads and checked. Plenty of meat left in all of them. They hardly look worn. I cleaned calipers and the pins with brake cleaner. Lubed pins with anti seize and coated the back of pads with anti squeal and reassembled. I flushed per Jim's excellent DVD's. Tested using GS911 brake bleed test and the rear failed. Bled the circuit and the calipers again. This time I got them to pass but I had to really push HARD on the rear brake pedal. Front passed as well but I had to pull lever really hard to get it to pass.
Took for a test spin. Fronts grab hard and fast with little movement. Rear you have to depress the brake pedal quite a ways but at the end of a long downward foot pedal stroke it will grab hard enough to skid and engage ABS. So my question is, should I have to push that far down on rear brake to get it to grab hard? It begins to slow a bit as soon as you engage but to get it to stop you have to almost bottom out the foot pedal.
08 Goldwing 1800
12 Ural Patrol