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thanks for posting the links guys. Nothing I need to do anytime soon but its cool to check out.
 

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might be a stupid question but maybe its because ive never raced before. Is this to keep everything from flying off into a million pieces if you crash? Or to keep everything secure and sturdy?
 

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CHEWKNOW said:
might be a stupid question but maybe its because ive never raced before. Is this to keep everything from flying off into a million pieces if you crash? Or to keep everything secure and sturdy?
I think primarily, its to avoid debris on the track in the event of a crash, or fluids leaking out during riding due to oil/water/other bolts coming loose.. as an added advantage, its a visual verification of torque specs, and the peace of mind of knowing bolts cant back out..

Definately a Winter project tho..
 

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became a sticky as we speak
 

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Awesome, I'm sure this will help first-timers. And as chkaotic noted, it's so the bolts don't back out, fluid won't leak, and confidence that your bike is secure so you can concentrate on passing and getting to the front :)
 

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Hey shiftn3rdon1,

Just my 2 cents but in general if you're riding on the street, the vibration and potential of bolts backing out is less than someone that rides or races at the track at speeds ranging from 60 - 150mph consistently.

But, of course, it still is possible for a bolt to back out from street riding so that extra sense of security of safety wiring your bolts probably will make you feel better when you ride. It is a little bit of work to do but I would say safety wire the bolts you constantly take on and off the most. For racers, they constantly have to take off the wheels, brakes, and oil filter so these would make sense for sure to have those safety wired.

If I did it to my street bike, I would do oil filter, wheels and brake bolts too.
 

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Examples of why do it.

predikt said:
Awesome, I'm sure this will help first-timers. And as chkaotic noted, it's so the bolts don't back out, fluid won't leak, and confidence that your bike is secure so you can concentrate on passing and getting to the front :)
Hey predikt

heres a thread started by my brother (tonyshowtime) of all people, This is how not to do it, and this is why you do it.

http://www.600rr.net/vb/showthread.php?t=40490

This was my first Manx GP, yes although i have been racing for a couple of years, this was my First. Live and Learn!!!!!!! Dropped from 9th to 21st because of it.

Enjoy
 

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airtimebill,
Thank you very much for posting that. I was debating if I was going to wire the last rear exhaust mount because I got lazy. I'm going to wire that tonight! haha, that must have been weird to hear a clunk at the back of your bike and suddenly you lost power (or gained power?)
 

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It bacame so loud it was untrue. I was waddling along doing only about 145mph, then out of no where she went from a nice racing purr to a unbearable roar. Ekkkkkkk.

like i said lesson learned the hard way. Shame it happened in the race and not practice, where it wouldnt of mattered. Still thats racing.............
 

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check with your trackday, rc211v. i read that you're doing your first track day so i dont think you need to worry about it. i'm doing my 1st trackday on 9/25 at Buttonwillow and I'm not going to safety wire my bike. Hell i'm not going to even think about trying this until the dead of winter, which in southern california is when it rains a lot around jan-march.
 

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.....is it REQUIRED to do this to your bike?

If so...FVCK ME, I've got a lot of work ahead. Will they let me slide if I don't do this?
RC2llV, it's required if you're going to race. Check with the race organization's rule book that you plan to race with.

If you're doing trackdays, check the trackday organization if they require you to safety wire. Majority, if not all, of the trackday organizations I have ran with did not require safety wire but had other requirements such as replacing coolant with Water Wetter and taping up or removing headlights and mirrors.
 

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Great thread. Wish I would have found it a long time ago so there would be several people who are much less annoyed with me now after my millions of safety wiring questions. Have to Fav those links.
 
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