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Did original Yamaha brake shoes contain asbestos?

12 Sep 2019 10:47
Gr8uncleal
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Did original Yamaha brake shoes contain asbestos? #1
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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12 Sep 2019 15:03 12 Sep 2019 15:40 by RT325.
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Did original Yamaha brake shoes contain asbestos? #2
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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12 Sep 2019 15:07
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Did original Yamaha brake shoes contain asbestos? #3
Of course they did!

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

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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13 Sep 2019 00:05
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Did original Yamaha brake shoes contain asbestos? #5
Just double bag them in clear bags, tape them up and take them to the local tip.

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

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