HEADS UP!!!

Site upgrade in progress... Core site functions are working, but some non-critical features/functions will be temporarily unavailable while we work to restore them over the next couple of weeks.

Please post any bugs you encounter, but before you do, check to see if it's already listed.

Thanks for your patience while we work to improve the community.

Sign in to follow this  
Followers 0
450roost

What's a safety wire

9 posts in this topic

April dirt bike says Heath Voss and all Yamaha four stroke pilots now run two safty wires from the carb to the engines top-end.

Can anyone explain what this is I have never heard of it before? :)

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites

April dirt bike says Heath Voss and all Yamaha four stroke pilots now run two safty wires from the carb to the engines top-end.

Can anyone explain what this is I have never heard of it before? :)

Safety wire is just that. It is a piece of wire that is generally twisted for strength and it is used to keep things from comming apart. We use it at work to keep bolts from backing out, it is used by many people on the grips to help keep the water out from under them. To do it correctly you need to buy a pair of safety wire pliers, they are inexpensive I think I paid around $10 for mine. Good investment, I kept my 86 YZ250 on the trails for several years with safety wire alone. Great for emergency repairs. Hope this helps.

Josh

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites

On hard landings the carb. has been known to pop out of the front boot. This is the cure. There is a thread going on the 250 side about this.

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites

So where does one purchase this saftey wire and pliers? What gauge is the wire?

Anywhere from NAPA to Snap-on... the wire is stainless steel, there are a couple of gauges of wire.

Good luck,

David

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites

Good investment, I kept my 86 YZ250 on the trails for several years with safety wire alone. Great for emergency repairs.

:D That kills me, I know the feeling. My old '82 RM250 lived on this stuff (and a few other unspeakables I dare not share). Bottom line: Safety-wire = good stuff :).

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites

Just for info. I safety wire my rear brake and shift lever to the frame. You can buy them from MSR for about $5 each. Or you can go to the Home Depot and buy a pack of crimps 2 feet of fuel line and cable for about $1 and get the same thing. :) If you are riding in brush or in narrow rocky areas they are a must. It is a real bumper to have your brake level all twisted up. :D

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites

Create an account or sign in to comment

You need to be a member in order to leave a comment

Create an account

Sign up for a new account in our community. It's easy!


Register a new account

Sign in

Already have an account? Sign in here.


Sign In Now
Sign in to follow this  
Followers 0