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post #1 of 7 (permalink) Old 05-29-2005, 01:53 AM Thread Starter
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Question about safety wiring

I'm about to safety wire my oil drain bolt & oil fill cap. On my old R6, it had a safety pin-like clasp attached to the bolt and cap, and that clasp was safety wired. It made oil changes much easier since I would just unhook the clasp instead of cutting the wire and rewire after I was done.

My question is: Where can I get that clasp? I tried Home Depot and they had no idea what I was talking about. Thanks for any help you can give me.
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post #2 of 7 (permalink) Old 05-29-2005, 06:03 AM
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Sounds like what I think is called a "reusable cotter pin". Try a real hardware store like Ace or Sears Hardware. I know I've seen these in one of those places.

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ebay, mayby serch under saftey wire
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Menards has them in their hardware section. I'm thinking about getting some for my bike once it's back from 4 & 6.

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Found out from the WERA site that it's called an R-clip, but most racers don't recommend it for oil drain bolt since the wiring should be tight.
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you see a lot of people using them for brake Caliper bolts and other small stuff.

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Both Home Depot and Menards carry them. They are not 'R' clips either. I forget what they are called exactly, they are like industrial safety clips if you will. You can find them in the small parts bins in the fastener isle. I know they both have them, I have picked them up from both pretty recently.

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