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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:

Gear
helmet
gloves
earplugs
leathers
back protector
boots
sox
underarmour



tools

sockets
allens
ratchet
front and rear stands
combo wrenches
tape (elect., duct, galfer)
zipties
sidecutter/dykes
extra bolts, screws, washers
extra parts(clipons, pegs, levers, etc)
ramp

misc
faceshield cleaner
extra clothes
BIKE KEY
gas can
ez-up/canopy
chairs
water/gatorade
advil
cash
camera
extra tie downs
feminine hygene products(for the women)
sunscreen
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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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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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Some things to add:

oil
oil catch pan
oil filter
grease
rags
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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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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