- Sep 7, 2006
There seems to be two schools of thought concerning the exhaust nuts. The first camp is the "tighten only" camp, that believes you should never safety wire them. The second group is the 'safety wire" camp, that says if you don't safety wire, the nuts will loosen, vibrate and strip the threads. Within this group there is the subgroup that says if you do safety wire, do not drill a cooling fin to attached the wire, rather attach it to the rocker cover bolt. My bike came with a hole drilled in the fin for safety wiring, and I have seen bikes secured this way. Has anyone had a cooling fin fail if drilled and safety wired? Also, it appears safety wiring would prevent the hassle of always checking the nut to make sure it is tight. What is the reason for objecting to safety wireing the nuts? I know these are mundane questions, but I am a mundane type of guy.....