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I recently took my newly acquired '81 naked Wing down to pretty much engine & frame. Fuel tank & carbs cleaned, new tires & brakes. When I got done, I had a spacer/washer, 2.6mm thick, 23.82 mm OD, 16.95 mm ID. Looks like it belongs on the rear axle, left side.
Problem is, I can't find it pictured in the parts books. I also wouldn't know where in the "stack" it should be, inside or outside the caliper arm.
There is already a larger washer/spacer between the axle head & the brake caliper arm.
Maybe a coincidence but as the bike is, the rear disc/pads "squeal" when the bike is rolled backwards & the rear brake is kinda spongy. (I've ridden it about 15 miles like that.) I'm thinking that the "missing?" spacer causes the caliper arm to be offset, making the pads contact the disc crookedly.
Does anybody know where this little spacer/washer belongs?
HELP!, please.
Jim-Bob
 

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It is not an axle spacer. I have had every piece of an 1100 in my hand & I don't recognize that, but it has been a while.
Colin,
Well, this is weird. I put all rhe parts coming off the bike into a plastic shoe box & this was the only thing left when I finished reassembling.
It is definitely not a seal. It is a washer/spacer thing. The washer between the hub bearing & the inside of the caliper arm (larger diameter) is also there although I MIGHT have installed it incorrectly on the outside, between swing & caliper arm. I'll check.
Dave 0430,
Maybe it's NOT an axe spacer. It just happens to fit the axle bolt SO well. I had front wheel, gas tank, carbs, seat & rear fenders off Not the front forks. Does that look like it might fit front axle or somewhere else?
 

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Well, guys, thanks for all your replies so far.
Today, I feel foolish. Having taken the wheel back off, I find that the spacer/washer fits the THREADED part of the axle, but not the larger smooth part.
Now , looking at the bike & what I took apart, it might belong to the left side seat latch mechanism.
Jim-Bob
 
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