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post #1 of 9 (permalink) Old 04-18-2005, 12:52 PM Thread Starter
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1st track day recomendations

I'm thinkin about doin my first trackday with SBTT at AutoBahn the weekend after next and just wanted to get some recomendations from all you experts.

First question: Tires. I have the stock 208's on right now and they have about 5000 miles on them. The rear still has about 1/8" to 3/16" of tread in the center and probably full tread on the sides. Should I get a new rear before the trackday?

I think I've got the jist of taping all the plastic and removing fuses, so that should be ok.

I'm gonna run beginner (obviously) so its my understanding that i dont need to change out the anti freeze, right?

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I'm guessing your tires will be fine. I ran my 3rd trackday on the same set of 208's this past weekend and they haven't started to slide yet.

As for the anti-freeze...I'd swap it out for some water wetter regardless. You don't want to be the guy that cancels the day for everyone b/c something happened and you dumped green stuff all over the track.

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Im not familiar with SBTTs requirements, but I suggest you run water wetter instead of regular coolant.

Id have to inspect the tires to be sure, but it sounds like you will be okay at beginner pace. The Tech inspectors at SBTT will let you know for sure. Worse case scenario, you change your rear at the track that morning.
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You should be fine with the tires. Definetly change out the antifreeze and fill it with water and water wetter. If you don't have watter wetter find me at the track I will loan you some. I will be there Satuday and Sunday. Expert #143 on a SV650.
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when you say change it out do you mean just drain what you can and replace or does it have to be flushed?

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Drain what you have fill it with water, run it for a while (go for a ride) let it cool, and drain it again till you get the green out.
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Here is a good thread to go over:

https://chicagolandsportbikes.com/for...ad.php?t=27008
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When doing the coolant change, make sure you use DISTILLED water. Spring the $.97 for the distilled stuff. Tap water plays hell on aluminum radiators. Make sure you get the coolant in the overflow bottle. I never bother with actually flushing everything out. I just drain through the drain (got to love SVs), drain the coolant overflow container. Mixing a bit of antifreeze with the water and water wetter won't harm the system and there's usually not much green stuff to leave on the track.

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Cool thanks guys.

Brian, that thread started off informative but deteriorated QUICKLY haha... i now see certain members in a new light

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