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I need to get the 6 safety wired before I head out to the track again. I have never done this, and could use a hand.

There are a few guides out there that are helpfull: http://www.sportrider.com/tech/146_0002_hand/

the problem is that I need to get a drill jig, wire twister and some wire.

It seems there are several drill jigs, one for going straight through and one for going at an angle.

any suggestions on what is good to get? where to get it without going broke?

any help would be appreciated!
 

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I did my entire bike, some parts of my trailer, and a few other tid-bits just for good measure.

I used a set of vice-locs and my cordless DeWalt drill. If I had to grip the bolt by the threads I put a thick piece of cardboard between the threads and the teeth of the vice-lock.

I did splurge on a good set of Lockhart safety-wire plyers.

If you want to do it cheap, get the safety wire from a local dealer... it is only like $10 for a tin bigger than you will ever use before you end up losing it. You can get some cheap safety-wire plyers from Harbor Freight tools link, and at the same time pick up a cheap corded drill for probably $20link. Some generic vice-grips and an old cardboard box... you are set to go. Don't forget a pack of drill bits link

Oh... this thing can be great for marking where you want your holes, and it leaves a nice little dent that holds the bit in place. link

If you have any specific questions, let me know.
 

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Rocky covered the tools and procedures.
Something to help guide you further is what to safety wire.
Axles, brake caliper bolts, and anything structural should be wired. By structural I mean: if it comes loose your bike will be dangerous. Wire anything that has fluid behind it. Oil drain plug, oil fill cap, radiator cap, bolts that cover your rotor and crankshaft, etc. Brake rotor bolts, and crankshaft cover bolts can be wired to the other bolts around them. Oil drain plug and the other single bolts need to be wired to something solid.

For the axles, we safety wire a thick cotter pin and stick it through the nut/axle. The bottom of the forks need to be wired also. The drain plug especially.
If you have any questions about what else to wire just ask. There are plenty of us here who race. :hammer
 

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ordered all the goodies today (plus a back brace)

even better write-up on how to safety wire: http://www.whizwheels.com/Tips/safetywiring.html

got .032 wire and pliers from whitebuffaloracing by far the best price on a the pliers, $12!!!! most other places were $30 and up! the wire was another $12

http://www.whitebuffaloracing.com/pitequipment.htm#pliers

thge best overall drill jig I could find is made by mototools. it's pricey, but can drill through the head of a bolt, through adcent edges, and through the shaft. Most of the other drill jigs only take US sizes, not metric. I'm sure you could use them, but it might not be perfectly straight through

http://www.mototools.com/shopping/shopdisplayproducts.asp?id=7

 
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