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post #1 of 4 (permalink) Old 05-18-2004, 07:39 PM Thread Starter
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Track Bike Maintenance

With track season now in full swing, I thought I'd ask you seasoned track veterans about the frequency with which you maintain & replace some of the normal wear items on your track bikes. How often do you suggest replacing the:

1) Oil & Filter?

2) Tires (GP208's or equivalent)?

3) Brake Pads & Fluid?

4) Air & Fuel filters?

5) Coolant (water with wetter)?

6) Any thing else I'm overlooking!

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post #2 of 4 (permalink) Old 05-18-2004, 08:26 PM
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oil/filter- after every race weekend or track day
tires- as soon as they start turning blue
bleed brakes every race weekend
brake pads- when there is only 2-3 mm left or if something new comes out
clean K&N once a month
fuel filter beginning of every season
chain- grab a part of it that's on the sprocket and see if it moves
back and forth. I change it once a year.
sprockets- as soon as they start looking worn
water, water wetter, beginnign of season


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most things, whenever i remeber

actually me:
,oil, every other 2 day event,
filter evry other oil change
tires: as needed, usually 3 - 4 track days if your a beginer, could proabbaly go a whole season on 1 set.
barke fluid, spring, and late (august) summer for me
pads: as needed last 2 years ran whole year 8-10 track days on 1 set of vesrah each

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Oil/filter after every event.

Tires... when they start showing signs of thinning/heat loss. John can "read" Michelins pretty darn well.

Brake pads get changed when they're at half-wear. Brake fluid gets changed every other event. Clutch fluid goes a little longer.

Filters when needed, water wetter installed in spring and coolant installed in fall.

Forks inspected/fresh fluid every spring.

Chain and sprockets when necessary.

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