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Old 04-10-2008, 09:08 PM
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Looking for help with step by step guide of what and how to safety wire my cbr 600rr for the track. Any and all help would be great. Thanks
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Good link ^

The main thing for trackdays is to saftey wire the oil filler cap, oil drain plugandoil filter. Check with the track organization if there are others required.
Other good ones, like the article, are to safety wire grips, pinch bolts and radiator cap. Lastly, it's a good idea to get a castle nut on the rear axle (replace stock) and to run a large cotter pin through it and the axle once the axle has a hole drilled for it.
You can also saftey wire it by hand, without the tool. With ends of the wire in each hand, make it so theyform a90 degree angleapart and twist each tightly and equally together. The tool makes it easier, but isn't required.
Oh, and stick with .032 wire...thinner wire breaks easily if twisted too hard.
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