Safety Wire Recommendations

Discussion in 'Information For New Racers' started by TheScarpino, Jan 24, 2018.

  1. 05Yamabomber

    05Yamabomber Dammit Haga

    Hey guys, getting the bike ready and doing the front end now. The brake line banjo bolts (OEM) do they need to be drilled also? These are the bolts the hold the brake line to the caliper. Front and rear question.
  2. javyday

    javyday Well-Known Member

    The banjo bolts do not have to be wired
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  3. 05Yamabomber

    05Yamabomber Dammit Haga

    Thanks. back in the day, these all had to be wired WSMC..
  4. duc995

    duc995 Well-Known Member


    MELK-MAN The Dude abides...

    ah, was talking to someone this weekend that thought they did need to be. on an R6 isn't there some U shaped bypass on the front of the engine that needs it's bolts wired? or is this a non-issue too.
    currently have to do front fork pinch bolts, caliper bolts, front and rear axle nuts, oil fill cap dip stick and drain plug, possible U shaped bypass on front of r6 motor.. i have to be missing something.
  6. badmoon692008

    badmoon692008 Well-Known Member

    How the hell are you supposed to change a wheel at first call if there's a half hour of safety wiring to do after you swap it?! :eek:
  7. Mongo

    Mongo Administrator

    How can you take 30 minutes to wire a front end?
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  8. TurboBlew

    TurboBlew Registers Abusers

    spring clips? :D
  9. Mongo

    Mongo Administrator

    If you can't wire an entire front end in 5 minutes you need to get your ass in the garage and practice wiring because you truly suck at it :D
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  10. Bruce

    Bruce Tuck & Roll

    Only thing missing is oil filter. That oil bypass hose on the front of the R6, I just siliconed the bolts. But that's for CCS.
  11. Mongo

    Mongo Administrator

    I'd prefer it be wired since the oil is under pressure but silicone will work for your first weekend with us.
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  12. 05Yamabomber

    05Yamabomber Dammit Haga

    I also did my drain plug for the coolant., radiator cap. I use MotoD clips for my axles and pinch bolts. pre-wired with clips also for my caliper bolts.
  13. MELK-MAN

    MELK-MAN The Dude abides...

    yes, and yes on coolant drain plug on water pump and rad cap. always do those. will get the pinch bolts done. one of my bikes, Rob Jensen's old bike, has the pinch bolts and caliper bolts drilled already.

    thanks.. my oil COOLer bolt is always wired, but the "U" shaped bypass on front of engine is what we are talking about ? will still give it a go to have wired ...
  14. Mongo

    Mongo Administrator

    Yeah, pretty sure that falls under the oil lines requirement.
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  15. JBinSD

    JBinSD Well-Known Member

    "reasonably" priced safety wire pliers? I've used about 4 different HF pliers, and they truly blow. . ..
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  16. mpusch

    mpusch Well-Known Member

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  17. JBinSD

    JBinSD Well-Known Member

    Thanx, gotta be better than the HF crap, will give 'em a "spin".
  18. mpusch

    mpusch Well-Known Member

    They look pretty similar to the HF ones fwiw. Though the HF reviews are terrible compared to the Amazon ones I linked. Maybe a similar design with different manufacturing tolerances?

    Last thing I want to do is give misleading advice.
  19. Motofun352

    Motofun352 Well-Known Member

    Any problems with using .028 safety wire? I've always used this but just now realized most stuff is the bigger .032.
  20. wmhjr

    wmhjr Well-Known Member

    .028 is fine, Jack. To be honest, given that maybe 1 out of 20 bikes I look at even have remotely correct use of safety wiring (direction, twists per inch, etc) it’s really just imho a bandaid used to give a little more confidence that the fasteners in question have been touched. Any good a&p out there would go into convulsions looking at out bike safety wiring.

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