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    Tech clarifications, oil filters and bellypans

    OIL FILTERS

    You MUST use a hose clamp to hold the filter and then wire the filter securely to your bike. K&N filters, too.

    If you have the older side exhaust ZX636, The filter must be torqued to 18ft/lbs (really) before you slide the clamp on there. The stock Kawi clamp is NOT ACCEPTABLE, use an aftermarket one, just like everyone else. Wire the clamp to something secure FROM something secure.

    DO NOT loop the safety wire around the metal band, it will not hold anything. wrap the safety wire around the worm gear or through a hole on the slack in the band.

    DO NOT anchor the wire back or forward of the clamp. The wire should pull parallel to the clamp in a CLOCKWISE direction. If you do not know what that direction is, look at a clock for a few seconds and burn that image into your head. Safety wire has to be anchored at TWO points, don't loop the wire around the thing you are trying to secure, that's just silly an we will laugh at you about it.

    DO NOT, under any circumstances, tell any of the tech inspectors that something 'passed that way all season!' You are hearby warned, anyone uttering these words will flunk out of tech immediately and will have to wait in line again, NO EXCEPTIONS. We're tired of it and you should know better. By the way, if I hear one other person tell me they will wire whatever after they change the tires, I'm going to explode. The rulebook clearly states that the bike must be ready to race BEFORE coming to tech.

    BELLY PANS AND SAFETY WIRE

    Here it is, the definitive rule:

    If you can not see the wire, we can not see the wire. If you have someone wire the bike for you, take a few minutes and look for yourself before coming to tech. Again, if you can not see it, we can not see it. As always, if you have a question about something, ask us first, before coming to tech. We will gladly explain it to you, once ou are in line, the time we can take to discuss something greatly affects the wait in line for everyone else.
    Derek Heaton
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    Re: Tech clarifications, oil filters and bellypans

    Derek,

    Man, that was a killer butt chewing you gave the three prov novs on the grid in race 5!

    Be forewarned, show up not knowing your grid position and you are going to get it from Derek.

    For what it is worth: you can make your race weekend much easier and safer if you have a little attention to detail.
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    Also, (1) do not trip the OFFICIAL inspector and (2) do not knock his coffee cup over. [img]/ubbthreads/images/%%GRAEMLIN_URL%%/smile.gif[/img]
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    <div class="ubbcode-block"><div class="ubbcode-header">Quote:</div><div class="ubbcode-body">Originally posted by Derek Heaton:
    Safety wire has to be anchored at TWO points, don't loop the wire around the thing you are trying to secure, that's just silly an we will laugh at you about it.
    </div></div>You laugh at me anyway, so I'm not worried... [img]/ubbthreads/images/%%GRAEMLIN_URL%%/wink.gif[/img]
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    <div class="ubbcode-block"><div class="ubbcode-header">Quote:</div><div class="ubbcode-body">Originally posted by christophercorder325:
    Derek,

    Man, that was a killer butt chewing you gave the three prov novs on the grid in race 5!

    Be forewarned, show up not knowing your grid position and you are going to get it from Derek.

    For what it is worth: you can make your race weekend much easier and safer if you have a little attention to detail.
    </div></div>From now on, those who do not understand the benefit of writing down your grids on duct tape will get sent to the back of the grid with my astroturf flip flop up your arse. [img]/ubbthreads/images/%%GRAEMLIN_URL%%/wink.gif[/img]
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    Re: Tech clarifications, oil filters and bellypans

    Anyone have pix of how their SV's oil filter was wired. Mine is pretty secure, and had made it through tech so far, but Derek D did comment he wasn't thrilled about my wiring, since it wasn't parallel to the clamp. Problem is, I don't see a good anchor point that would put it parallel.

    I know a ton of SVs are out there and must be making Derek happier than I did, and that I'm probably missing some obvious method.

    Any education appreciated.

    Thanks
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    Was it Delpero or me that didn't like it?

    You know, you have 360 degrees to find something to wire it to. Sometimes, you can drill a small hole in a knock-off tab on the pan.

    The reason I didn't like yours was because safety wire has no torsional rigidity, so if you go parallel to the axis you screw something, you are not getting maximum strength.
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    Re: Tech clarifications, oil filters and bellypans

    Delpero, but I understand both of your meanings.
    Just haven't found a good place, even going all 360-like.
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    Roger, I'm pretty sure mine is pulling clockwise, and is a perpendicular tangent to the radius at the point of attachment, so I'll snap a couple of pics when I get home from work if no one else does before then.

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    Re: Tech clarifications, oil filters and bellypans

    NNNolden, That is exactly the way that everything should be wired. Thanks for using the geometric terms. Sometimes, I don't think it gets through to some people.
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