Newsgroups: rec.motorcycles
From: stas@netcom.com (Stan Malyshev)
Subject: Re: Safety wire?

In article (D7ttw0.HLE@rci.ripco.com), Macrotech  wrote:
:I keep hearing reference to safety wire or wound up wire or something as such 
:(last I believe had something to do with the oil plug).. can someone shed some 
:light on this please?

Safety wire - a bundle of wires attached to fluid drain plugs on the bike,
and woven into a cord attached the rider.  (sorta like a jetski)
When the rider bails, the wires yank open the drain plugs, and the
spooge deluge that follows ensures minimal road rash and maximal comfort
as the bike and rider slide down the road.