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danxs500

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Is there a spacer missing?
« on: November 16, 2012, 04:37:00 PM »
Here's a vid of the XS500 running for like the second time.

In the vid I shoot the back wheel axle area.  Is there supposed to be a spacer in between the bearing and the frame?  I stacked 4-6 3/4" washers in there to take up the space.  (no pic/vid of the 'fix' yet).

The question is on the vid.

Thanks!


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Re: Is there a spacer missing?
« Reply #1 on: November 16, 2012, 04:37:50 PM »
Hi- welcome to the forum BTW!  You appear to be undertaking a significant restoration in a forest clearing- respect!

Having looked at your video and regarding the back wheel spacer query- what's missing at the time of the video seems to the caliper bracket?  And I can't see the caliper itself in the still from your video below- the tiebar is just connected to thin air.  Did you forget to replace it after freeing it off?

On that RH side- the first thing on the inside of the swing arm after the thin "U" tensioner bracket should be the cast alloy of the rear caliper bracket  This locates the rear brake assembly- the tie bar then bolts to the front side of the caliper to brace the rotational load.

Your parts bike may also show you this arrangement!  Get back when you have checked this out and we can go further- but please don't ride anywhere until you have brakes!



1975 Honda CB200T (2) - 1975 Yamaha XS500B (2) - 1976 Yamaha XS500C
1977 Yamaha RD400D - 1977 Yamaha XS500D - 1978 Honda CB550K - 1980 Honda CB400N
1980 Honda CB900FA - 2000 Kawasaki ZX6-RG2 - 2002 Suzuki GSX-R1000K2

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Re: Is there a spacer missing?
« Reply #2 on: November 16, 2012, 04:38:20 PM »
This may be useful.

Brake caliper fits between Chain Puller (22) and Dust Cover (9).  The top hat collar (8), acts as both a spacer and a surface for the oil seal to rub on.  The oil seal (7) should be trapping everything else inside the wheel, so the only easily lost part is that top hat spacer.  With the wheel in place it looks like it's just a washer, but it does locate inside the oil seal and protrudes out past the dust cover.  I can't see enough in your vid to see if it's still there....

1975 Honda CB200T (2) - 1975 Yamaha XS500B (2) - 1976 Yamaha XS500C
1977 Yamaha RD400D - 1977 Yamaha XS500D - 1978 Honda CB550K - 1980 Honda CB400N
1980 Honda CB900FA - 2000 Kawasaki ZX6-RG2 - 2002 Suzuki GSX-R1000K2