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    so i'm looking at the rule book ... i have the parts safety wired that I would not want to fall out.

    It mentions header bolts, but the RR doesn't have bolts per say, its a large nut that goes on a bolt stcking out of the engine. Not really possible to saftey wire that I can see ... any thoughts?


    for those of you that have done through tech, what should I made sure is wired so that I have no issues?

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    drill and wire the nuts on the two outside headers. mark them, take them off then drill them and put 'em back on.

    The rulebook is on the lrrs website for what you need wired.

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    Wrap the wire around your threaded post to capture the nut. Loop one post to the other; do both outside header posts/nuts.

    Axle capture, caliper mount bolts, muffler bracket, pipe-clamp and safety wire your oil filter; safety wire your rad cap. Mid pipe to slip on if it uses springs.

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    thank you very much (=

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    oil filler cap and drain plug too (easy).

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    i got most everything on that list done anyway ... just wasn't sure what I might be forgetting

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    Personally, I never checked those at tech.

    It seems kind of silly.

    If one of the nuts came off... what is going to happen that is going to cause a safety concern to you or anyone else on the track?


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    Originally posted by 35racer
    If one of the nuts came off... what is going to happen that is going to cause a safety concern to you or anyone else on the track?
    Maybe they don't want my nuts bouncing off their face?

    I don't necessarily think that would actually happen, I just really wanted to write that.

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    who knows ... i just want to pass tech so I have no stress when I'm up there

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    Originally posted by Honclfibr
    Maybe they don't want my nuts bouncing off their face?
    Who wouldn't want that?

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    Originally posted by OreoGaborio
    Who wouldn't want that?
    And here I was about to send you a link to a sweet (read: cheap) RV that I thought CBR should purchase. I'm not sure I even want you sleeping in the same infield as me after that comment, much less the same structure. You can pitch your tent out in turn 9.


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    Originally posted by Honclfibr
    You can pitch your tent out in turn 9.

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    ok here is my list of saftey wired items:
    caliper bolts
    front axle to front pinch bolt
    header nuts (outside)
    exhaust/header connect bracket bolt
    exhaust mount bolt
    rear axle nut
    all oil parts
    coolent fill cap

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    Don't forget the coolant drain plug, if you have one.

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    Originally posted by 35racer
    If one of the nuts came off... what is going to happen that is going to cause a safety concern to you or anyone else on the track?
    not so much safety, but rather noisy---if your exhaust bolts loosen + header leaks it could cause an annoyingly loud exhaust! + who wants to listen to that!

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    actually, what happens is that large sections of exhaust flap around and fall off your bike onto the track causing a hazard to the riders behind you. Been there, hit that.

    Keeping your bike well maintained for racing involves a lot of checking for loose bolts. Race conditions (revs) just backs bolts out like nothing.

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    Originally posted by 35racer
    If one of the nuts came off... what is going to happen that is going to cause a safety concern to you or anyone else on the track?

    If one of my nuts comes off I think the resulting riding I do will definately be a safety concern to others.

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    Originally posted by a13x
    If one of my nuts comes off I think the resulting riding I do will definately be a safety concern to others.


    Seriously dude... my nuts are HUGE. I wouldn't be able to balance myself if i lost one.

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