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Safety Wiring article from the LTA

Post by AuotonomousRX » Tue Nov 13, 2012 6:51 pm

Found this on the Loring Timing Association (LTA) site

A very detailed article about how to Safety Wire your Vehicle.

http://www.lta-lsr.com/Documents/Office ... ethods.pdf

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Re: Safety Wiring article from the LTA

Post by momec3 » Wed Nov 14, 2012 8:51 am

Loctite
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Re: Safety Wiring article from the LTA

Post by AuotonomousRX » Wed Nov 14, 2012 12:05 pm

We have to Safety Wire stuff on the Bike, so might as well do it right.
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Re: Safety Wiring article from the LTA

Post by momec3 » Wed Nov 14, 2012 2:29 pm

I understand,

Lockwire was used lots on old Pommie stuff to, no point really they still leaked even if tight.
Lockwire pliers are a good thing if you have too twirl wire a lot. Not expensive tools really and do a neat consistant job.

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Re: Safety Wiring article from the LTA

Post by AuotonomousRX » Wed Nov 14, 2012 4:23 pm

Yeah Chris

I tried convincing Gary that I had used Loctite but I still had to get out the TieWire and Pliers to get through Tech. :lol:

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Re: Safety Wiring article from the LTA

Post by BONES » Tue Nov 20, 2012 5:26 pm

The lock wire is not to hold the bolt tight but to tell if the bolt has loosened ( broken wire)
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Re: Safety Wiring article from the LTA

Post by Greg Watters » Tue Nov 20, 2012 8:11 pm

I always thought it was a good way of making sure you checked the bolt and actually had to think about it , cause if its tight you don't realy need the wire

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Re: Safety Wiring article from the LTA

Post by momec3 » Tue Nov 20, 2012 9:47 pm

Greg, strangly I now find myself now defending the wire as much as I hate it.
What you say is dead true, a correctly torqued and streached bolt in the correct application will not come loose.

In reality we build stuff that might be old or fatigued material or homemade or suffer vibrations beyond the design brief etc that the wire can be the fail safe backup.

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Re: Safety Wiring article from the LTA

Post by Stayt`ie » Wed Nov 21, 2012 8:52 am

the safety wiring of bolts and nuts is one of those rules from the the days of running old pommie bikes, when, no matter how tight ya made it, it still vibrated loose and fell off, :oops: :lol: ,,
with having the safety wiring in place the inspectors can tell at a glance that you have done 'em up, 8)
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Re: Safety Wiring article from the LTA

Post by grumm441 » Wed Nov 21, 2012 8:45 pm

Stayt`ie wrote:the safety wiring of bolts and nuts is one of those rules from the the days of running old pommie bikes, when, no matter how tight ya made it, it still vibrated loose and fell off
That would explain all the BSW bolts lying around my work
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Post by PeterB » Thu Nov 22, 2012 7:00 am

grumm441 wrote:
Stayt`ie wrote:the safety wiring of bolts and nuts is one of those rules from the the days of running old pommie bikes, when, no matter how tight ya made it, it still vibrated loose and fell off
That would explain all the BSW bolts lying around my work
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Re: Safety Wiring article from the LTA

Post by Rob » Thu Nov 22, 2012 8:31 am

Come by Pete and I'll give you some :wink:
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Re: Safety Wiring article from the LTA

Post by grumm441 » Thu Nov 22, 2012 3:10 pm

PeterB wrote:
grumm441 wrote:
Stayt`ie wrote:the safety wiring of bolts and nuts is one of those rules from the the days of running old pommie bikes, when, no matter how tight ya made it, it still vibrated loose and fell off
That would explain all the BSW bolts lying around my work
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Besides, who has Whitworth spammers/sockets/etc these days :shock: :D :twisted:

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Re: Safety Wiring article from the LTA

Post by Dr Goggles » Sat Nov 24, 2012 9:56 am

they are safer those vehicles, less chance of being in an accident , less chance of actually being on the road.....
...few understand what I'm trying to do , but they vastly outnumber those who understand why..

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