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What mods. do I need to do to my bike in order to make it legal to race at Spokane ??? can someone list them out ?
 

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full leathers, back protector, and taped lights.

That's all you NEED. Well that was what I had for one of Kit's group rides at spokane.
 

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SMZ, what days are Kit's group going to Spokane ? is anyone allowed to join ? and guess will wait from overthetop rep. for any special bike prep.



SMZ, what do you folks do when someone goes down and there is oil or antifreeze of the track ?
 

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SMZ, what days are Kit's group going to Spokane ? is anyone allowed to join ? and guess will wait from overthetop rep. for any special bike prep.



SMZ, what do you folks do when someone goes down and there is oil or antifreeze of the track ?
You'll have to ask kit about his group. I was invited so I'm not sure how it works. I do know that it is a private rental of the track though.

There's no antifreeze allowed, only water allowed in the radiator. I've never seen anyone spill oil, so I wouldn't know. Perhaps kit could elaborate on that.

I would only be attending the 2 day track days, since it's more worth it. Going for the day was fun, but very tiring on the way back. 7hrs drive for a day of track riding was fun, but 2 days is better :D
 

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Cool, how do most of you get to the track ? on their bikes or with the bike in tow ?
 

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If your wondering about preping your ride for a track day, you need to tape light's,mirrors and turn signals.

I'm not sure if you have to replace the antifreeze with water , but it sure is appreciated by others if you do?

We have to trailer our bikes down there,just cuz they are track bikes,I have ridden down before ,but find it's not worth the tire waste on the way down(also got chased outta the states on two seperate occasions) tryin to be King Kenny on the way down. So I would trailer down and relax on the way back.

GUY'S be verry carefull here...........this is like smokin crack
verry addictive, first thing your going down to watch , then ya throw an old bike together and take a class or two, next thing you know , your up al night ,huddled in a pool of sweat in the corner of your shop,polishing muffler brackets,just to get an edge on your buddy.................serious be carefull?

I liked it so much I had to start building my own stuff just to cover my expences at the track,and then progressed to a freekin web site,YA I'm hooked....... but I'm also one of the fastest guy's over 250 lb mark:laughing
 

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i suggest you trailer down. The last thing after a track day you want to be doing is riding another 7hrs of straight hwy all the way back home. And in the instance of a crash (knock on wood), you have some transport back home.
 

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Hey guys

ya to get to the track everybody trailers there bikes, or they rent pickup trucks that can usually fit two bikes in the back

spokane days are very informal, there is no official tech like there is at SIR and PIR, but here is a list of generally required items and also recommended:

Required:

-all lights taped up, head light, turn signals, brake light, and all reflectors and take off your mirrors

-protective gear, leathers (one or two piece) it is recomended that the two piece have a full zip but i have seen people use two pieces that are marginal in my mind, good helmet, gloves, boots and back protector is also strongly recommended

-good tires and breaks, try and make sure there is at least 60-70% tread left, and good brakes

that is all that i can think of that is required for spokane, and remember that other tracks are FAR more stringent

recomended but not necessary

-replace anti freeze with water and possiblyh water wetter
-safety wire oil filter, oil drains plug, coolant plug (i havent had to do this for any track day yet)
-get frame sliders, and notch your levers so if you crash hopefully only the ends break off and you can still ride:)

just remember safety and having fun is the biggest concern so make sure everything is in good working condition and most importantly leave any EGO at home! thats what gets you in trouble



if someone crashes its up to us to clean up, if the bike cant be ridden back we take a truck and pick it up, also we have a broom to sweep the track and if necessary the track manager has a water truck that he can spray the track with

our days seem to coincide with over the tops so we will be there the same day

i cant remember anything else i should say buts its kinda early

my friend tchan748 is also on this board so i am sure there is ALOT he can add since he has been racing for years
 

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Actually one thing i forgot to mention that is VERY important is to buy travel medical insurance for yourself

you can buy this from BCAA

remember that health care in the US is privatized and even a small trip to the hospital can cost you thousands!!
 

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No notes i just put i down to me being an EXCEPTIONALLY fast learner, haha:)
 

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Heres a hint........put the key in the gas tank,open it,close it,and then put the key in the ignition,start it ,stop it..........AND LEAVE THE KEY IN THE FUCKING BIKE TILL YA GET THERE !

SHORT STORY BEHIND THIS a buddy of mine fuled up his bike at home ,and loaded it on the trailer,and left the key's in the shop,fuck ,he spent half the daywith a lock smith trying to get it started ,and once he did ,he forgot that he needed fuel,so he had to call buddy back to get the gas tank open.

I did a similar Fuck up traded all my 750 race stuff ,glass,tank,and wheels onto my 1000 and knowing I had the key in the ignition,it wasn't going to be a problem,right?

WRONG I forgot to take the key for the 750 for the tank DOOH !
a quick flick with a screwdriver and I was in ,but had to fuck up a perfectly good gas cap,because of my ignorance.
So now just to be safe I go through this procedure,start,stop.open,close. and I ALLWAYS leave the key in the bike!

I'v also seen a guy loose his key in his van ,shoved it where no one would find it...............how convienent.........no one was him! also..........found it when he arrived home,6 hours of driving each way,a tank of gas,a hotel room that he didn't sleep a wink in,and a stupid thing like a key caused all this frusteration.

his secret spot for the key was jamed into the dash of his truck,looking him straight in the eyes,but couldn't see the forest for the trees.
 

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Very good point, that is why i always bring two keys one with the bike and trailer and one in my pocket,

but before each track day people should do a simple check list for equipment

ie: gas in tank, enough air in tires, etc (basically does you bike run ok!!! cause murphys law is that it wont, its happened to me)

also check your gear,

do you have your gloves, helmet, suit, boot, backprotector, different shields for you helmet. lens cleaner to get rid of the bugs, change of clothes cause your gonna sweat you ass off

my recommendation is bring everything you can think off, i would rather bring too much that too little, just like in spokane when a waitress split on a tray of drinks on the only pair of pants i brought!!!!!!!! damn dennys
 
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