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Is the progressive wire tool worth it?

Also are the little folding nut tabs enough or is drilling mandatory? Thanks

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Re: Is the progressive wire tool worth it?

Lots of views but no response Track day / race guys a little help It looks like it would be cool and less drilling WHILE being safe is a good thing for someone as retentive as me.

Link to the progressive one. Also if no, are they all worthless or do you recommend a different one?

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Re: Is the progressive wire tool worth it?

You need to remove the bolts to put those locking tabs under em anyway, why not just go ahead and drill em?
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Re: Is the progressive wire tool worth it?

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You need to remove the bolts to put those locking tabs under em anyway, why not just go ahead and drill em?
I want the tool for the well done braids but the other was just a bonus as putting holes in my bike just seems like 'damage'

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Re: Is the progressive wire tool worth it?

I have no experience with safety wiring. Are you planning on racing? If not, I don't know of any track day orgs that make you safety wire, although doing the oil drain plug, filter, and filler cap never hurts. I've thought about doing it, just haven't yet. I'll be looking for a pre-drilled oil plug, though. I don't have the tools to drill and stuff.
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as putting holes in my bike just seems like 'damage'
That's like saying they "damaged" the motor casting when they bored the cylinders....

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I have no experience with safety wiring. Are you planning on racing? If not, I don't know of any track day orgs that make you safety wire, although doing the oil drain plug, filter, and filler cap never hurts. I've thought about doing it, just haven't yet. I'll be looking for a pre-drilled oil plug, though. I don't have the tools to drill and stuff.
I'm in the same boat as HGT. I haven't done any safety wire drilling, but I would probably buy things pre-drilled. Just my
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Re: Is the progressive wire tool worth it?

Just use a drill to coil the wire. No bit just close the chuck onto both ends of a length of wire and place a screw driver within the loop. Pull the screwdriver tight and pull the triger. You will have perfect coiled safety wire.

For trackdays I use pipe clamps on my oil pan bolt and on my oil filter.

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Re: Is the progressive wire tool worth it?

Forget that tool. Call Street & Comp and get a set of "real" safety wire pliers. They have been around since people started flying aircraft and the design is proven, simple and rugged. Also, buy the 1 pound "can" of safety wire and don't get the real thick (.030) stuff, as the .025 will work just fine and is easier to use.

Buy yourself a handful (literally) of 1/16" hardened bits and use a drill press and a machinist's vise to make the job simple.

Or, you could just fly Conq down and have the job done professionally.
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I have no experience with safety wiring. Are you planning on racing? If not, I don't know of any track day orgs that make you safety wire, although doing the oil drain plug, filter, and filler cap never hurts. I've thought about doing it, just haven't yet. I'll be looking for a pre-drilled oil plug, though. I don't have the tools to drill and stuff.
Considering it one day. And extra safety is not bad. That said I do cringe and putting holes in my babies The RC already has a drilled plug I will just have to rewire it when I am doing the pre-Grattan oil change.

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That said I do cringe and putting holes in my babies
The holes go in easily replaceable bolt heads...phucking get over it already.
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Re: Is the progressive wire tool worth it?

Yeah, I replaced all the ones I drilled on my 929 before I traded it. Sold all the pre-drilled bolts to someone here on the site.
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Re: Is the progressive wire tool worth it?

I hear what everyone says and ..... do the tabs meet tech inpsection

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The holes go in easily replaceable bolt heads...phucking get over it already.
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Re: Is the progressive wire tool worth it?

.032" isn't bad to work with. .041" is a bit tougher in tight places. I know I do it all the time on our A/C's.Just buy the safetywire pliers.Don't get the auto return one it'll just slip outta your hand & release the lock. Pain in the arse!! Get some BOELUBE That's the trick to drilling harden metal & keeps bits sharp.You're not drilling through the whole bolt/nut R U? Just through the corners is enough.
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