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post #1 of 132 (permalink) Old 07-30-2006, 08:10 PM Thread Starter
 
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8/12-13 Autobahn - North

Is anyone riding the 8/12-13 days at Autobahn - North?
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post #4 of 132 (permalink) Old 07-30-2006, 08:30 PM Thread Starter
 
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I am wanting to sign up for my first days.... any recommendations? One of the biggest challenges I will have is getting the bike to the track.

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AB north is a great track for someones 1st time, plenty of room, not super fast speeds, plenty of run off incase the oh shit happens.


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Though it's not required for beginners... where does one go about getting safety wire and water wetter?
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Though it's not required for beginners... where does one go about getting safety wire and water wetter?
Just about any bike shop should have it. Dunno about the stuff more local to Naperville, but I know MCC in Villa Park has both. Just picked some up Friday.

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water wetter, just about any bike shop now and so with saftey wire, if you have a problem finding saftey wire there is a race shop in joliet for cars that also carries it and the plyers.



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Not required nor is the wiring necessary (or the water wetter). If you wanna run no antifreeze, you can just put distilled water in your radiator.

And yes, I am going to AB North. Be sure and hook up with some of the CLSB folks there and get to some of us.

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Though it's not required for beginners... where does one go about getting safety wire and water wetter?
Take a ride south to Shorewood and stop by the house. We can do it this Friday or Saturday if you want. Have everything here. Let me know.

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You are slow and all (I agree) but as as been shown in the past... I am even slower than you.

Anyone have a checklist of things to bring?
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How long a checklist would you like?

Here is a thread on the list items.

https://chicagolandsportbikes.com/for...ad.php?t=33852

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How long a checklist would you like?

Here is a thread on the list items.

https://chicagolandsportbikes.com/for...ad.php?t=33852
Hmmm, that would certainly seem to do it.

So how technical is the Tech Inspection? Are they going over the list in the handbook with visual inspections or to what extent are they checking the items listed?
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Tech inspection follows the list in the handbook.

Key things for most people to watch for are things like chain tension. It should have 1 1/4 - 1 1/2 inch of vertical free play for track riding.

The rest of the key issues are to check brakes, tires, to make sure everything is mechanically sound and tightened.

Details are in the handbook at http://www.nesba.com/info/downloads/manual.pdf

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Tech inspection follows the list in the handbook.

Key things for most people to watch for are things like chain tension. It should have 1 1/4 - 1 1/2 inch of vertical free play for track riding.

The rest of the key issues are to check brakes, tires, to make sure everything is mechanically sound and tightened.

Details are in the handbook at http://www.nesba.com/info/downloads/manual.pdf
I have the list in the handbook... just wondered how closely they are inspecting. The bike is in good working order and I plan on going through the list in the next two weeks.
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Assuming the bike is in good working order, nothing leaks, brake pads are good and your chain is adjusted then you are fairly set to go.

Also remember taping, removing mirrors, numbers, etc...

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Assuming the bike is in good working order, nothing leaks, brake pads are good and your chain is adjusted then you are fairly set to go.

Also remember taping, removing mirrors, numbers, etc...
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Track me down at the track VFR, I go run a few laps with you. Look for bike 946 or just ask around for Wink.

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what happened to your bike?

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when da phuck do you study?
I sleep with the book under my pillow. The knowledge sinks in via osmosis

Seriously, summer semester end the 9th, fall doesn't start til the 26th. I'm trying to cram as much track time as possible in. I may even be doing Road America the 14th

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Lowsided in Turn 7 at BHF. Was carrying way too much corner speed. Thought I was going to make it til the stock fork springs bottomed out. Took a closer look today: gas tank, right clipon, master cylinder, throttle assembly, front fairing stay, subframe, rear seat subframe, exhaust, and race plastics all need to be replaced. Been doing some shopping on Ebay...

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I will be there on the 13th for my first track day. Can't wait though I am a little intimidated/nervous. Anyone else feel this way first time out? I should be fine once I get out there though.

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