Soppy idea or worth a punt

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Chutney Brownlove
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Sat May 15, 2010 5:58 pm

Soppy idea. Get a grip. When was the last time your head nuts came loose? How many other bikes lock wire the head nuts?

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Sun May 16, 2010 5:29 pm

I've commented on this on the LCGB site. If anyone's interested this is it:

Are you asking for comments on wire locking? If so there is a particular way that it should be done and from what I can see it's not been done correctly in this instance, it wouldn't have the desired effect.

This may be of interest Wire locking is shown from page 314. It's also on Wiki


PS In answer to dapper's question, yes there is wire especially made for wire locking.
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Mon May 17, 2010 8:56 pm

if your at a loose end mate would a quality split cowl be use full ?

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Mon May 17, 2010 9:43 pm

Chutney Brownlove wrote:Soppy idea. Get a grip. When was the last time your head nuts came loose? How many other bikes lock wire the head nuts?
I dont get it either.

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Mon May 17, 2010 10:15 pm

whilst i appreciate the lock wire method on certain things,i,m not convinced its a really good idea on lambo cylinder heads
as firstly ,before even contiplating drilling your nuts and studs you would have to make sure that the motor has gone through a few heat cycles first...and so lock wiring would be quite an overkill approach /uneeded and more hassle.
and also you would require complete confidence in the fact that your gaskets would not compress away or deteriorate in any some seem to do ...
you would also have to be 100 % sure that your deck height ,squish /comp ratios etc etc was also spot on before lock wireing as any changes to these later would affect the drilling alignments for the lock wires .. :D
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