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View Poll Results: Should safety wiring be required at track days
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Old 10-21-2014, 05:16 PM   #21
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I only say sliders because I actually destroyed a engine loosing the front end one time without them. End result was upon impact the case gave way and hit the snout of the crank and bent it.

Not saying the sliders would have prevented it but it could have helped. It also could have made things worse.
Which in my case, they have made it worse when they catch and start flipping. Its a give and take haha.
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Old 10-21-2014, 06:55 PM   #22
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A good idea for lvl 2 & 3. I have my filter and drain plug wired - nothing else except camera.
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Old 10-21-2014, 09:12 PM   #23
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I went down instructing when a student lost his coolant cap. Totaled my street bike :(
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Old 10-21-2014, 09:19 PM   #24
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I say no. But I wouldn't mind a more comprehensive "tech sheet" that must be brought to registration listing last oil change date, items A - Z tight, fuel full, air pressure and all.

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Old 10-21-2014, 11:18 PM   #27
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No. Just ask anyone if they have recently serviced their bike. If yes, tell them to check it. The faster guys are doing it anyway. No need for more obstacles to the newer riders.
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Please excuse my ignorance on this, but I have a shifter kart and have to safety wire a lot of stuff on it. I just can't seem to wrap my brain around how to 'effectively' safety wire an oil filter (maybe just cause my kart don't have one) so I've never had to figure it out. Safety wire will keep things from falling apart but not so much from loosening a little if it was not torqued properly in which case it will still empty the engine of oil with a quickness if it comes loose. Could some one please explain how safety wire helps on an oil filter.
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http://www.probolt-usa.com/titanium-...l#.VEeqdBAtCP8 $26.79

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Old 10-22-2014, 08:23 AM   #30
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for the oil filter on most sportbikes, you would put an adjustable metal strap around the filter and then safety wire that off to something on the engine case/cooling fin or maybe a bolt on the oil pan.
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Please excuse my ignorance on this, but I have a shifter kart and have to safety wire a lot of stuff on it. I just can't seem to wrap my brain around how to 'effectively' safety wire an oil filter (maybe just cause my kart don't have one) so I've never had to figure it out. Safety wire will keep things from falling apart but not so much from loosening a little if it was not torqued properly in which case it will still empty the engine of oil with a quickness if it comes loose. Could some one please explain how safety wire helps on an oil filter.
Tighten a hose clamp around the filter, and use the screw head to tie off to.

I'll look for a pic.
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[QUOTE=Pre-K;3829890]http://www.probolt-usa.com/titanium-...l#.VEeqdBAtCP8 $26.79

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Old 10-22-2014, 09:11 AM   #33
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Tighten a hose clamp around the filter, and use the screw head to tie off to.

I'll look for a pic.
Don't need a pic. Make perfect sense now. I knew it had to be pretty simple. Thank you
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Old 10-22-2014, 01:46 PM   #34
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Please excuse my ignorance on this, but I have a shifter kart and have to safety wire a lot of stuff on it. I just can't seem to wrap my brain around how to 'effectively' safety wire an oil filter (maybe just cause my kart don't have one) so I've never had to figure it out. Safety wire will keep things from falling apart but not so much from loosening a little if it was not torqued properly in which case it will still empty the engine of oil with a quickness if it comes loose. Could some one please explain how safety wire helps on an oil filter.
With a clamp around the filter...
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Old 10-22-2014, 02:12 PM   #35
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I'd also look at this from the point of lost track time on a track day due to clean up. Having to secure an oil drain, filter and radiator lid is pretty insignificant in the grand scheme of things.
Do you want to sit and watch the track crew clean up oil instead of getting the most out of a track day?
We just ride minis, but everything we have is wired up and / or has catch bottles. I'd rather ride the track than grease it.
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Yup, and thats why case covers should also be required for track days. In level 3/ advanced at least.
I think case covers should be required on every bike that gets on the track.
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I think case covers should be required on every bike that gets on the track.
What about on vtwins that will have to grind through 2" of foot peg and handle bars before being able to damage the motor?
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What about on vtwins that will have to grind through 2" of foot peg and handle bars before being able to damage the motor?
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