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post #1 of 19 (permalink) Old 18th February 2014, 06:51 AM Thread Starter
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TRACK DAY CHECK LIST

Ok ladies and gents thought this might be helpful given the up roar of track day riders and there will only be more as the month progress i can feel it.

TRACK DAY CHECK LIST

BRING TO TRACK
• Bike key
• Lock keys
• Contact info
• Sunscreen
• Change of Clothes
• Hat
• Sunglasses
• Ear plugs
• Leathers
• Raingear
• Helmet
• Extra Helmet Visor(s)
• Gloves
• Boots
• Back Protector
• Gas & Can
• Tools
• Tire Pressure Gauge
• Duct Tape & Zip Ties
• Safety Wire
• Loctite
• Service Manual
• Chain Lube
• WD-40
• Windex
• Spray Polish
• Hand Cleaner
• Rags
• Bike stand
• Tire Warmers
• Extra clutch and brake levers
• Footpegs
• Pedals
• Chairs
• Canopy
• Camera
• Cooler
• Snacks
• Water
• Sports Drink
• Tiedown straps
• Swiss army knife\Leatherman
• brake fluid, oil, distilled water
• small 12V air compressor
• Cash
• First Aid Kit
• Fire Extinguisher
• Radio
• Walkie-Talkies
• Water

BIKE PREP PRE-TRACK
• Tire Condition (wear)
• Check Air Pressure
• Brake Pads (wear)
• Brake Fluid Level
• Chain; Adjust & Lube
• Sprocket Condition
• Valve Caps
• Check Bolts (loose?)
• Oil Level
• Levers Adjusted
• Throttle Play/Snaps Closed?
• Check for Leaks
• Bodywork Securely Fastened
• Mirrors/Turn Signals Removed or Taped
• Taillight Disconnected or Taped
• Coolant catch tank/bottle

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Fuck me.. i just turned up and rode it round, just made sure i had enough beer and fags for the day.





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You forgot about this to carry all that gear in!
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Definitely well prepared.

I'm sure Pete is joking about the beer. But I have seen people having a beer during the day at a trackday....


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Just the one small bottle...to steady my nerves.

We dont take our trackdays too seriously over here..





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i have two of those in my tool bag, if anyone wants a loan of one


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Just the one small bottle...to steady my nerves.

We dont take our trackdays too seriously over here..
you'll find a stiff one at the back of the paddocks does the trick just as well.


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you'll find a stiff one at the back of the paddocks does the trick just as well.
Strangely, my wife was going on about finding one of those...she came back smiling so i can only assume she found one.





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Strangely, my wife was going on about finding one of those...she came back smiling so i can only assume she found one.

Look on bright side. Job done. She won't be bothering you for a couple of days, you can go fishing without worries. Or was dave around to finish the " fitting"?


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Look on bright side. Job done. She won't be bothering you for a couple of days, you can go fishing without worries. Or was dave around to finish the " fitting"?
Dave spends more time round mine chattingvto my wife than he does at his own house.





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I never go to the track with more stuff than I can fit in a backpack, that is, 2 liters of water, some chocolates, aspirins and that's it.

If I wreck and the bike is unrideable I'll just get it towed to my place.

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Personally, I'd leave all the tools and bike fluids at home. If the bike breaks from downing it, MOST track orgs have a 'one and done' policy for good reason. If it has a mechanical issue, my experience has been it's usually something that's not getting fixed in time to get back on the track (and having had mechanical issues at at least 1/3 of the trackdays I've been at since buying the SV, I'm somewhat of an expert on this). Even if you DO get it sorted, your head won't be in the right place.

Everything else seems spot-on, though I'd leave the rain gear home as well. If it's raining, I'd just go home, personally. But maybe that's just a spolied SoCal approach to it! I'd also recommend to BRING A FRIEND if possible. For one, it's always nice to have a buddy with (though most riders at trackdays are extremely friendly and welcoming), but it's also a safety thing.

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Everything else seems spot-on, though I'd leave the rain gear home as well. If it's raining, I'd just go home, personally. But maybe that's just a spolied SoCal approach to it!
We are spoiled in SoCal.

I always truck my bike to the track. I like the comfort of ac for the 100 mile drive home from the track.


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We are spoiled in SoCal.

I always truck my bike to the track. I like the comfort of ac for the 100 mile drive home from the track.
Same. It's more-or-less how I justify owning the truck since otherwise I really don't need it (but I do love it). I couldn't imagine doing a full trackday, then riding another 2-4 hours home (or more if I'm out at Pahrump).

Besides, with the truck, it's easy to convince a buddy to come along since I can fit two in the back no problem.

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Same. It's more-or-less how I justify owning the truck since otherwise I really don't need it (but I do love it). I couldn't imagine doing a full trackday, then riding another 2-4 hours home (or more if I'm out at Pahrump).

Besides, with the truck, it's easy to convince a buddy to come along since I can fit two in the back no problem.

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Agreed. That is why I bought my truck. Bugger riding all day in 90 degree heat and sitting in leathers for the trip home.


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