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TOPIC: Did original Yamaha brake shoes contain asbestos?

Did original Yamaha brake shoes contain asbestos? 12 Sep 2019 10:47 #1

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As per the title. Also what about Suzuki?

I am looking to clear out the parts that I replaced on my restos but I don't really fancy falling foul of the (UK) law.

Thanks very much.

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Did original Yamaha brake shoes contain asbestos? 12 Sep 2019 15:03 #2

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I thought all older brake shoes had asbestos in them. Then everything went green & the price doubled.
That goes for gaskets too.
Actualy in hindsight with all the brake lining dust we used to blow around the workshop back in the old days it's a wonder we're still here lol. Might explain some health issues though.

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Did original Yamaha brake shoes contain asbestos? 12 Sep 2019 15:07 #3

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Of course they did!

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Did original Yamaha brake shoes contain asbestos? 12 Sep 2019 18:10 #4

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RT325 wrote: I thought all older brake shoes had asbestos in them. Then everything went green & the price doubled.
That goes for gaskets too.
Actualy in hindsight with all the brake lining dust we used to blow around the workshop back in the old days it's a wonder we're still here lol. Might explain some health issues though.


Yep, very, very good point. When you get your old bike and start wrenching on it DO NOT blow out the brake area with compressed air. Ask someone that has or knew someone that had asbestos related lung disease. Wash with soap and water.

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Did original Yamaha brake shoes contain asbestos? 13 Sep 2019 00:05 #5

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Just double bag them in clear bags, tape them up and take them to the local tip.

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Did original Yamaha brake shoes contain asbestos? 13 Sep 2019 00:15 #6

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Thanks Simon.

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