Big teeth-what big teeth?
Join Date: Mar 2004
Biggin Hill, Kent
All trackdays allow two piece leathers, as long as they zip together.
Normally they expect the helmet to have an ACU sticker (that most makes have) but on the 6 track days I have done I have never seen them check any of the riders kit, including helmets.
That one about the coolant is a new one on me. I would leave it as standard, as any advantage is minimal plus you have the hassle of buggering about with coolant before and after the track day. I know loads of blokes who do track days and never heard of any of them doing this.
As for the service, if it was me I'd get it done before hand, so that you know the engine has nice and fresh oil and filter. The bike will get worked quite hard, and the service may throw up a number of things that you may not have thought of checking (i.e. coolant levels, amount of meat left on the brake pads etc) so I'd get it done before hand.
I'm more than happy to help out anyone on the day with setup advice and general tips. I'll be there with my bro, and we will be bringing a transit so will have tools and stuff like that so can help anyone that needs it.
One thing I do and so do many track day enthusiasts is to drop your front and rear tyre pressures a couple of PSI before you start. This is because the tyres get worked much harder than on the road and hence the air expands more as it gets hot. After that I would say generally ride the first session carefully on your standard road set up. Learn the track and build up the speed. Then start general tinkering with the suspension and stuff.
Hope this helps
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