Post by . Post by zoot
motogrid, yamaha 1981 xs400h front wheel, could parts 11 and 12 be
made of felt?
#11 is a shim that would be made of steel. #12 is an oil seal that
would be steel covered with rubber.
Post by zoot
has anybody assembled this wheel from that vintage?
I have assembled many wheels from that era and have never seen a felt
washer in any of them.
Like I said, it's possible that the washers are extra parts from some
Others here may know this bike whereas I don't so I can't answer the
specific question but I do know that some drum brake assemblies have a
felt washer that goes around the brake cam immediately on the outside of
the drum and the service manuals will say to coat the felt with oil when
assembling. I guess some designs need it more than others to help keep
road dust and moisture out of the drum. But the parts manuals sometimes
call it a seal, not a washer, eg:
(see part number 20 from the rear wheel, doesn't seem the same bike as
the front wheel on this one would seem to have a disc.)
On the other hand, maybe those felt washers are meant to go on the floor
- I've seen a few there after watching people put hubs back together!