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post #1 of 49 (permalink) Old 05-20-2004, 12:50 AM Thread Starter
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Question Track day list of needs

I know I had seen this on the old site but I was wondering if every one could put thier two cents in as to what every one should bring on a track day. It's all the little things that I tend to forget, so I'm looking to have a check list more or less.

Thanks for all the input as to my "saftey wiring ?'s" post.
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post #2 of 49 (permalink) Old 05-20-2004, 12:28 PM
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The essentials that we bring are:

back protector


front and rear stands
combo wrenches
tape (elect., duct, galfer)
extra bolts, screws, washers
extra parts(clipons, pegs, levers, etc)

faceshield cleaner
extra clothes
gas can
extra tie downs
feminine hygene products(for the women)
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post #3 of 49 (permalink) Old 05-29-2004, 02:40 AM
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I think the most important thing to remember is probably the bike key. I made it a point to remind myself to bring the key when I went to Pocono Thursday because I had forgetten to bring the key just going for a ride before (locked all the door of the house, walked to the bike all suit up just to find out I didn't have the key with me).
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post #4 of 49 (permalink) Old 06-03-2004, 11:17 AM
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Another list that might be helpful would be this: What needs to be done to a stock bike for it to be allowed on the track?
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as to the stock bike question.. depending on the group that hosts the event.. it can range... but if it's just a trackday.. most of them just require that you tape off the headlights, tail lights (i'd also unplug em.. melted duct tape = ).. and take off your mirrors.. some will also suggest that you tape off your speedo..

refering to the bike key thing.. i haven't made the mistake of leaving the key at home... but i have had a friend take a spill infront of me.. and his key was ejected from him bike.. Not alot of damage to the bike or him.. But we couldn't find his key (musta flown far ) and he was done for the weekend... I suggest that you saftey wire the key to the bike.. Just in case
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post #6 of 49 (permalink) Old 06-09-2004, 05:14 PM
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adding to the stock bike setup:

some organizations want "water wetter" in your radiator instead of regular coolant. and safety wiring at least your oil filter (hose clap around the filter safety wired to the frame).
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post #7 of 49 (permalink) Old 06-09-2004, 09:39 PM
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Some things to add:

oil catch pan
oil filter
more zip-ties
air gauge
air tank or mini air compressor

Of course a lot of this is mostly "optional", but it should ensure you have a complete day if something minor was to go wrong.

As for the key, I always take my extra key with me. One stays on the key ring with my car keys, the other stays in a pocket on my gear bag.
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post #8 of 49 (permalink) Old 06-09-2004, 09:52 PM
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i think pretty much everyhing has been covered above.

other things you might need for your CAR/TRUCK/TRAILER!!!!!!!.......

spare trailer tires,
car/truck tire removal tools,
a JACK.......

i say this because my 2nd trackday this year, i had a trialer tire blow out just before the track, adn didnt have a spare and i would have been screwed without a jack...... which i dont usually have on me (car audio is more important )
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One thing I always seem to loose is valve caps...I always bring a few extras..
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post #10 of 49 (permalink) Old 12-25-2004, 12:21 PM
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Having done 60+ track days and 40+ race weekends over the past 3 years, i would say drive to the hotel near the track the NIGHT BEFORE, and try to ride with someone or have someone that lives in your area have 2 people that went to the track. If you live 10min away this obviously is a mute point but driving for hours the morning of the track day SUCKS ASS. I have done it occasionaly. Even if one of my buddies drove it sucks. You pack up. Try to get a little sleep, but you cant cause your wound up.. THen drive up at 3am.. (JenningsGP is a 3 hour drive for us here in Tampa).. By mid day you feel like shit. Split a cheap hotel with someone or even get a good air mattress and split it 3 ways..
You DO have a slim possiblity of getting your bell rung and it is a good idea to have someone who could drive home for you.
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