I thought I would do a quick write up including some tips and tricks. My experience my current profession has me safety wire almost everything I change.
First start off by obtaining some safetywire(preferably .032), safetywire pliers(needle nose and dikes work well too but SW pliers has a locking mecanism thats awesome), and if needed a drill bit and a drill(to make holes).
A tip before you start
1.Its always best if the component your safety wiring from is the component your SW to. Reason being is 2 different components could counter vibrate and brake your safety wire. Sometimes you can't help it though. (like my oil drain plug to fairing brackets.
2.Pulling and twisting the safety wire as if the hole was the period and the backslash is the wire yeilds the best result
Second drill holes if needed or aquire predrilled hardware. I used the little tabs on the engine to drill through(see below) and the OEM hardware I drilled through
Third cut a piece of safety wire and insert it into the component that is the hardest to reach or the one with less room around it. The easier it is the better it will look.
Now pull the safety wire tight, and in the direction of tightening. I usually do a couple twist by hand just to hold it in that position. Some people snap the wire like a rope using pliers to straighten it out as well.
Now pulling the safetywire measure to the next hole. If you are safetywiring hard ware to hardware(such as two bolts) make sure you are measuring to the tightening hole. I usually attach my pliers about an 1/8 of an inch after the hole, this makes up for the twists consuming the wires length.
Next is to twist. First twists will be clockwise, after you put it though the second component the twists will need to be counter clockwise, and if you do a third component also counter clockwise twists.
Now double check to make sure the twist end at the hole. The closer the twist are to the hole the better and tighter your safety wiring will be. Once the correct twists are made feed one end into the hole and pull tight.
Grabing both strains tightley twist the wire counter clockwise.
Cut the twisted end .5-1 inch past the hole and bend in half or "pigtail it".
and your done.
Hope this helped some of you