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Bike prep - saftey wire minimums

What Eastern US trackday organization has the most stringent rules on bike prep? I'm finalizing my trackbike and I don't want to get failed at tech because I didn't have a couple bolts wired. I've heard of a couple orgs that want the hose clamps all wired. I figured if I find out who has the toughest requirements and meet those requirements, I'm good to go.

So far, I've got the obvious:
oil plug
oil filter
oil fill cap
radiator cap
front axle pinch bolts
front brake caliper mounting bolts
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Re: Bike prep - saftey wire minimums

Any hose clamps holding a fluid
Any bolts holding a fluid, oil galley plugs, clutch/crank service plugs, etc
brake banjos
brake reservoirs
brake mounting bolts
exhaust bolts
rear axle nut, if you dont have a locking cotter pin
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Re: Bike prep - saftey wire minimums

My luck, drilling the plugs won't go well. There's a few that have never been removed. Judging by what I saw on the crank timing plug, there's not a lot of material to drill. I understand hose clamps and such, but do track day orgs really require these plugs? Do you have a link to the organizer's site that lists these requirements?

Also, the axle sliders I got (motovation) came with a self-locking rear axle nut. Do those usually pass inspection?
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Re: Bike prep - saftey wire minimums

I just use red RTV silicon on the plugs and a few other areas..
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Re: Bike prep - saftey wire minimums

WERA is the most strict race org as far as safety wiring goes. As for track day orgs, most only require safety wiring in the advanced group, and even then it is usually only oil plug/filter and radiator cap/hoses.
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Re: Bike prep - saftey wire minimums

Good stuff guys. AntD, do you know about the pinned vs. self locking question above?
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Re: Bike prep - saftey wire minimums

For track days self locking should be fine. For racing you need pinned and safety wired rear axle nut.
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Hard to pin an axle that has sliders through it..... I'll figure something out. Besides, if it's pinned, what do you safety wire?
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Hard to pin an axle that has sliders through it..... I'll figure something out. Besides, if it's pinned, what do you safety wire?
Safety wire the pin I believe?
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Re: Bike prep - saftey wire minimums

Not very many requirements just for track days. Hell even for CCS racing the only things you HAVE to deliberately safety wire are the oil fill and drain and the oil filter.

If you enjoy safety wiring and/or plan to progress to racing at some point and want to give yourself a head start then certainly have at it.
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Re: Bike prep - saftey wire minimums

It's not something that's really hard to do, and I'm not really interested in racing. I just figure if I setup to the strictest requirements, I won't have any surprises that may ruin my weekend. Peace of mind really.
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My luck, drilling the plugs won't go well. There's a few that have never been removed. Judging by what I saw on the crank timing plug, there's not a lot of material to drill. I understand hose clamps and such, but do track day orgs really require these plugs? Do you have a link to the organizer's site that lists these requirements?

Also, the axle sliders I got (motovation) came with a self-locking rear axle nut. Do those usually pass inspection?
I've never seen a track day org require oil galley plugs.

For wera I rtv the oil galleys.



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Hard to pin an axle that has sliders through it..... I'll figure something out. Besides, if it's pinned, what do you safety wire?
Drill the axle nut through a corner. Then safety wire the nut per usual. For wera you can use an r clip through the hole you drilled (or through the hole where the cotter pin goes on a castle nut) so you don't have to rewire



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Hard to pin an axle that has sliders through it..... I'll figure something out. Besides, if it's pinned, what do you safety wire?
Fwiw i don't think I've ever seen a racer with an axle slider and we've already talked about that the are basically pointless.



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Re: Bike prep - saftey wire minimums

Well, I've got them so I'm going to use them.
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