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I just pulled the rear wheel off my 79 xl 125 to check and clean things up for the season, I'm just going to blast the brake dust and thought I'd ask, very likely these are original shoes.

I did the same thing over the winter with my cb 350 but changed my front pads and just had to clean up the rears, I thought about asking then but just went ahead.

I don't want to breath anything I shouldn't :mrgreen:
 

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I would go ahead and put on a dust mask at least. They didn't have too many regulations then and i want to say it was in the early 90's that asbestos was not supposed to be allowed in the manufacturing of US products. However that doesn't say other countries can't contain it. I would just make sure to keep the dust clean with brake parts cleaner or something else.

There might be some sort of import rules but i would doubt it on stuff from china, thailand, indonesia....

Who knows for sure if your brakes have it or not, i'd just go ahead and throw a mask on just to be safe.
 

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yeah I will kind of treat it like its hazerdous, I've seen how companys that remove it from old buildings treat it so I was just curious, thanks :D
 

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Do not no when they quit doing it but yes old brake shoes had asbestos in them

Long before they quit putting asbestos in shoes they stopped arcing them because of asbestos. In auto applications they used machine new shoes to match the radius of the drum when it was turned.
 
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