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post #1 of 15 (permalink) Old 07-29-2005, 08:27 PM Thread Starter
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Anyone nearby that wouldnt mind..

Helping me prep my bike either the 10/11/12th?

I know its simple things, but I just wanna make sure I have everything covered, dont want to be disappointed

Or atleast toss me a helpful guide as to what to do? I read through the nesba stuff, but it just tells me WHAT to do, and not how to do it hehe.

I can drain the coolant myself and all that, but asfar as taping everything up, and numbering it, I have no clue where to start

NESBA - Seems to be missing, can someone direct me where to find it?
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post #2 of 15 (permalink) Old 07-29-2005, 09:49 PM
 
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if you're beginner or intermediate, you don't need to change out your coolant or tie down anything; they're recommended but not required for those groups. just make sure you're not leaking anything especially oil and coolant.

you'll probaby have to take out a few fuses for the lights and/or tape up the lighting casings. warning though, some ppl have had problems with duct tape melting onto the headlight casings if they left the lights on.

take tools, duct tape and zip-ties just in case
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if you're beginner or intermediate, you don't need to change out your coolant

No you probably dont have to but you should. Oil spilled on the track is cleanable. Antifreeze isnt. Someone dumps coolent other than water (or engine ice, but I still dont care for that either) expect to see the track shut down for 2-3 hours for cleanup.

*Basically unless you run advanced,
*lights taped over with fuses pulled
*remove mirrors and turn signals (unless integrated then tape them)
*bring a rear stand since BHF requires kickstands tied up now (and if teh org's tech isnt checking for this, then they are not abiding by the tracks rules.) or bring a friends who can zip tie it up and remove teh zip tie when you come back in.
*plenty of water for you
*air tank
*tools (minimal but tire guage is a must)

Personally I would wire up the oil drain, fill and filter no matter what class just to be sure.
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As far as taping the lights...Use the blue painters tape. It comes off a LOT easier than duct tape.

You can also use the painter's tape to create a number plate on the front and each side of the tail. If you have access to some colored electrical tape, then use white, silver, or yellow to make your numbers on top of the tape. Masking tape will work also, but isn't as flexible. Or...you could use masking tape over the painters tape, and then just use a fat marker to draw your numbers on.

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Im def gonna change the coolant, as I dont wanna ruin anyones day other then that, I think I should be ok, I was just mainly looking for info as how to tape up the lights etc but I should be all good now


also, is a rearstand REQUIRED? because I dont have one

I really need to get one...

NESBA - Seems to be missing, can someone direct me where to find it?
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also, is a rearstand REQUIRED? because I dont have one

I really need to get one...

NO you dont need one, but you have to have the kickstand tied up before you get on the track. You could have someone zip tie it up after you get on it and cut it off when you come back in.
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got it, thanks everyone

NESBA - Seems to be missing, can someone direct me where to find it?
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NO you dont need one, but you have to have the kickstand tied up before you get on the track. You could have someone zip tie it up after you get on it and cut it off when you come back in.

not true. I even asked the guy at Tech about this @ BHF on saturday and he said he's never heard of anything like that.
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not true. I even asked the guy at Tech about this @ BHF on saturday and he said he's never heard of anything like that.

Bullshit. Talk to Ray Irwin the owner. Hell even ask teh guards there. More than likely the tech guy for nesba doesnt want to deal with it.
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Rob,
Nobody's arguing that it might be a track rule. However I, and others have not had an issue with NESBA days - as long as your kickstand killswitch is working properly. FYI

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On the flipside of that, I've yet to run a Nesba day, but I was at 3 BHF track days last year (Edge Racing and CLSB) and we never had to tie down or remove the sidestand.

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Bullshit. Talk to Ray Irwin the owner. Hell even ask teh guards there. More than likely the tech guy for nesba doesnt want to deal with it.

All I'm saying is I had mine safety wired up and asked him specifically about it and he said it's not necessary
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Patrick, it is a track rule and the orgs should be following it. I dont know how Ray will handle this if he finds out they arent enforcing the track rule. Mike was pretty easy going, but a stickler for rules.

Nick, wasnt upset with you. I'm on Advil right now with a badly swollen ankle. Got a bit cranky earlier since the pain was so bad I was crawling around.
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