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Offline toony

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track day fairing ?
« on: May 10, 2009, 08:40:27 PM »
I'm thinking of doing a track day sometime soon,
so can anyone tell me what prep's I should do to the bike,  :027:...
Apart from the obvious, (crash bungs, full leathers, tape up the glass)...
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Re: track day fairing ?
« Reply #1 on: May 10, 2009, 10:14:04 PM »
WHAT!!! take my beloved onto the track IN THE RAIN !!!  :005:...
Don't they do DRY track days,,,  :008:
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Re: track day fairing ?
« Reply #2 on: May 11, 2009, 12:24:51 PM »
Whip the mirrors off, check and lube chain, drop cold tyre pressures to about 32psi front and rear, then ride it like you stole it!

That's all the prep a Striple needs for the track.  Never taped lights up.  Bit of tape wont save them...and if the bike is crashing hard enough to damage the lights on a Striple, a couple of unbroken lenses will be the least of your worries!

Get out there and have fun, never worry about who or what is behind you and just concentrate on taking smooth, tidy racing lines.

Enjoy!


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Re: track day fairing ?
« Reply #3 on: May 11, 2009, 01:10:30 PM »
Check with the association hosting the track day.  Most tracks have specific rules for bike prep.  at least here they do.

-all glass must be taped up, makes clean up of the track easier if you do crash
-here you must use only water in the rad.  Coolant is slippery if it spils.
-some tracks will allow two pc leathers some insist on a one pc, some will allow you to use a two pc and duct tape them together.
- we also have to use at the very least some silicone on the oil drain bolt.

Bottom line is you don't want to show up and be told you can't ride because of some rule you were not aware of.

Mainly relax and have fun.

Offline aaron

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Re: track day fairing ?
« Reply #4 on: May 11, 2009, 02:32:42 PM »
*Originally Posted by wheely [+]
drop cold tyre pressures to about 32psi front and rear

baet me to it...was about to post this question today! off to a track day at Mallory on 12 June (anyone else going?) and was wondering about track tyre pressures but 32 sounds high to me (I'm more than happy to be told otherwise, this is just based on recommendations Ive had before on a CBR600).

Any other opinions on track day tyre pressures? I'll collate them all and take an average  :028:

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Re: track day fairing ?
« Reply #5 on: May 11, 2009, 05:20:57 PM »
Wish I'd read this one too before asking the same question, again!

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Re: track day fairing ?
« Reply #6 on: May 11, 2009, 08:01:48 PM »
Just to add a couple of others:

Fill up with petrol just before you go in, you're burn fuel like you wouldn't believe.

Take it easy when you leave the circuit. It's all too easy to forget you're no longer on track.

Take a couple of laps to warm up your tyres at the start of each session. You don't want to be bringing your bike home in the back of a van due to overcooking it on cold tyres.

Don't feel pressured in to going faster than you're comfortable with. Enjoy yourself and build up slowly.

Drink loads of water, you'll sweat like you won't believe.

If you're tired take a rest. Its easier than binning your bike.

But most of all just enjoy it. It's the most fun you can have with your clothes on!

Jerry

 


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