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Beginner group fluid changes

When running beginner group, what fluids should I be changing and how ofter should I be changing? ie, oil after 2 track days ect.

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At an Intermediate / Advanced pace, I do 2 days on the Oil and 4 on the Filter.

I wouldn't more than double that.


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I change my oil every track weekend, and filter every other track weekend. Brake Fluid, not as often as I should appearantly




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How about anything else like brake fluid? Also should I be changing the coolant (water wetter)?

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Coolant isn't necessary, beyond the fall going to ant-freeze and the spring going to water+water-wetter.

Brake fluid tends to let you know when it's time to change - it gets dark and you start getting more and more fade.
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How about anything else like brake fluid? Also should I be changing the coolant (water wetter)?

Depends some on your bike....

Bleed / flush the brakes a couple times a year minimum ( for track use ).

Once in the spring, once mid-season is a good start.


Some bikes absorb more water and need more frequent bleeding.


Water wetter is a once a year deal-O


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i havn't changed any fluids on the track bike since i bought it.... 10 trackdays ago.. is that bad??










j/k, i change the oil as much as possible, and filter every couple times of changing the oil. brake fluid i do it when they start to feel differant if that makes sense. coolant, once per year.

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I change the oil and brake fluid every other race weekend. The oil filter every 2nd oil change. I flush the cooling system every fall and spring.
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Oil & Filter - every 4-6 days at beginner pace
Brake Fluid - couple of times a year.

Change antifreeze out for water and water wetter if you can.

Please safety wire your oil filter, oil fill plug, oil drain plug next time you change your oil. NOT required, but would be great if more folks in B & I did that.

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. Please safety wire your oil filter, oil fill plug, oil drain plug next time you change your oil. NOT required, but would be great if more folks in B & I did that.
They can vibrate out or is it really just an in-the-event-of-a-crash thing?

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They can vibrate out or is it really just an in-the-event-of-a-crash thing?
I think it's more of a forget to torque them down properly thing. I was at the AMA races a few years ago, they were doing the cycle parade and some guys oil drain plug fell out. He had just changed the oil the night before and forgot to tighten the drain plug. Dumped motor oil through hurry downs.

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They can vibrate out or is it really just an in-the-event-of-a-crash thing?
Vibrate out, fall out, come loose, all of the above. I have never seen the oil fill plug, oil drain plug or the oil filter come off in a crash.

The one in the event of a crash is to get the antifreeze out of the radiator. It should be filled with distilled water and Water Wetter.

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