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Old 12-17-2012, 09:29 AM   #11 (permalink)
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I don't safety wire my grips, but all the other people I know that race do. I still have my stock grips. I'll put the money towards more track time
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Old 12-17-2012, 10:32 AM   #12 (permalink)
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grips make their way off, whether your gripping that hard or not, unless you use a bunch of grip glue they'll never be snug like stock. i safety wire them no matter what.

Cody, $25 ain't gonna get you much track time..
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Old 12-17-2012, 12:28 PM   #13 (permalink)
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No, but it'll cover about half the gas I use for a typical track day. Especially when people replace them 2x a season because they get the really soft ones.

I'm a huge fucking cheap ass. If it ain't making me go faster, I'm not paying for it.
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Old 12-17-2012, 03:34 PM   #14 (permalink)
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very helpful gentlemen. additional input is welcome.
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Old 12-17-2012, 10:56 PM   #15 (permalink)
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Someone educate me....what is safety wiring grips?


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Old 12-17-2012, 11:50 PM   #16 (permalink)
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Hm, did not know you had to also safety wire handlebar grips.

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Old 12-18-2012, 01:14 AM   #17 (permalink)
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for track and racing, folks use wire (aka safety wire) to secure caps 'n things to the bike so in case of a crash, they don't fly off and spill fluids, or just so they don't fall off while riding. like the collant cap, oil cap.. grips.
for the grips:
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Old 12-18-2012, 01:18 AM   #18 (permalink)
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You don't have to, AFAIK, it's just nice to not have them move. The only one I had a problem with before was my MTB.
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as a tech inspector for TPM, i *like* to see safety wire on a bike, but it is not required in regular trackday events since the mix of street and race bikes is present.

safety wire is always a good thing, however. i actually have yet to tech for an actual race. i'd be willing to bet in a sanctioned race, wired grips are required. i know in most other forms of racing, EVERYTHING else on the bike that deals with fluids or major parts ( axles, retainers, brake caliper bolts, etc) must be wired.
i'll look into the rules on grip wiring, if there is any.. just because i want to know now.
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Old 12-18-2012, 05:59 AM   #20 (permalink)
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In order to race here they must be wired. Local/club tiles. Ymmv
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