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Safety wiring questoin

So it looks like I don't have to safety wire anything for NESBA, is that correct?

Is there anything that I really should safety wire? I really don't want to since I'm lazy, but I will this weekend if needed. I just don't feel like drilling all my bolts

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atleast put a hose clamp around your oil filter and safety wire that to someplace on the motor. YOu might also consider safety wiring your oil drain and fill plugs too.
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Yeah i'm pretty sure I'll do thos three things. I just have a feeling drilling the bolts is going to suck.

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I have to say I'm very suprised that NESBA is so lenient on their requirements like not satefty wiring and not changing the coolant.

Are there any tracks that have rules that supersede those rules?

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I don't think those rules are set by the track but rather by the organization that rents the track time whether it be a trackday org or a race org. My opinion is that you should safety wire anything and everything that might come lose and cause you to fall down or you fellow riders to fall down whether or not the org demands it.
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There's a little "doohicky thingamabob" that Wink uses to make drilling the bolts for safety wiring much easier. Might want to PM him.

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fyi, the more you safety wire stuff the more the bike looks like an ex-track bike when you go to sell it. Not exactly a deal breaker but a smart buyer knows to look for it, I know I do.

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Drain are required to be wired in NESBA Advance

Water and watter wetter for coolent. No glycol base stuff

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fyi, the more you safety wire stuff the more the bike looks like an ex-track bike when you go to sell it. Not exactly a deal breaker but a smart buyer knows to look for it, I know I do.
that's why I got another set of bolts!!!
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fyi, the more you safety wire stuff the more the bike looks like an ex-track bike when you go to sell it. Not exactly a deal breaker but a smart buyer knows to look for it, I know I do.
I take much better care of my track bike than I did any of my street bikes. I hardly ever did anything but ride my street bikes, but I am constantly keeping my track bike in tip top running condition...

You may way to actually look for those holes in the bolts.

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I take much better care of my track bike than I did any of my street bikes. I hardly ever did anything but ride my street bikes, but I am constantly keeping my track bike in tip top running condition...

You may way to actually look for those holes in the bolts.
right, most track bikes are better taken care of from a maintenance perspective. though 15k miles on the street is a lot less stress on a motor than 15k miles on the track, and its safe to assume that most track bikes have been down at least once.

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I'm not too worried about resale value. i don't plan on selling this bike ever. Pay it off an keep it as part of the collection i'll build up some day.

I'll PM wink, thanks for the info.

as for the antifreze statement isn't that just for the advanced group?

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required or not, at least do the oil filter, fill, and drain. Also change the coolant to water + water wetter. Even if it isn't "required" the last thing you want to be to your new track buddies is the guy responsible for an avoidable oil or coolant slick on the track surface. Oh and I recommend cobalt drill bits, they are great for tough metal.

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steve, everything was saftey wired on the F4 when i got it from you.. looks like a way better job then on my F4i..

its nice to have it saftey wired, "just in case" and as for the coolant, please please please, get water/water wetter. its more of a curtsy thing for everyone, its so much easier to clean up in case of an oopps.

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Yeah my buddy nick helped me out with that one. He has done a lot of racining and had a great setup for drilling bolt. I can do it, but like I said, I'm feeling lazy.

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I take much better care of my track bike than I did any of my street bikes. I hardly ever did anything but ride my street bikes, but I am constantly keeping my track bike in tip top running condition...
Is that what you call walking around the pits all depressed.
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