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question for you experienced WERA racers -

from their rulebook, "any pressure fed lubricant line" to be secured/safety wired in an appropriate manner.

I'm thinking of the lines to the oil cooler on 2nd gen SV's. Does WERA consider silicone on these banjo bolts to be adequate or do they really intend them to be pulled and drilled? Or does it depend on your luck on whose doing the inspection and what their mood is?
 

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They need to be safety wired. You don't have to pull the bolts - drill them in place. You can drill a corner on top of the head with the bolt in place, then safety wire the bolts together.
 

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question for you experienced WERA racers -

from their rulebook, "any pressure fed lubricant line" to be secured/safety wired in an appropriate manner.

I'm thinking of the lines to the oil cooler on 2nd gen SV's. Does WERA consider silicone on these banjo bolts to be adequate or do they really intend them to be pulled and drilled? Or does it depend on your luck on whose doing the inspection and what their mood is?
you can get away with RTV on them for 1 weekend, but yes they should be drilled. As SVandST said just drill them in place. Its a sure way to break a drillbit but then you dont have to remove the bolts and replace fluids.

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steering damper required even though a sv does not need one.
yes its a safety thing that they want all bikes to have dampers. My F3 didnt need one but i still had to have it. Since its racing and you're probably putting out more power and doing it in extreme conditions they dont want you coming out of a corner lifting the front end and when you put it back down all crosseyes you get a tank slapper. You can do 1 of 2 things. Put a stock GSXR damper on it which can be had on the cheap along with a bracket from DougZ, (though this option you will lose a little under 1/2" of full lock to lock steering) or option 2 put something like a Scotts or GPR rotary damper on it, since its a universal damper all you need is the mounting hardware for the SV and then when yo're done throw it on another bike.
 

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thanks all. I went out and looked at it again after I posted that and realized how dished the bolt heads were. Probably took less time to drill then to post (unlike the front axle - that was a minor pita)

already covered on the steering damper.

thanks!
 

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steering damper required even though a sv does not need one.
You haven't been through the kink at Nelson ledges then ;)
 
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