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post #1 of 6 (permalink) Old 06-28-2006, 02:49 PM Thread Starter
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Hi ,
I'm reading that bikes are going through the inspection before allowed on the track.
What are the major points techs are looking for ? Are the specific requirements for component wear or alignment (brakes , forks , chain , tires etc...) ? For ex. my clip on is bent so that it touches the gas tank slightly before the steering stop point. Is that a problem ? I'm not fixing it as it does not really bother me on the street.
Also , what about bodywork ?

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i don't think you will have a problem with the clipon touching at steering lock. but make sure your bike is in proper working order

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Brakes must be in good order. They will look down your calipers just to be sure there is some material left. Tires are OK as long as there is good tread and they are not torn up bad. Tires and brake pads are generally available at the track, but ask Matt Drucker at MD Racing to be sure (he is the tire and parts guy). Chain needs to have the right amount of slack in it. They will ask you to adjust it if it is way off. Forks cannot leak oil at all. The risk of oil getting into the brake pads is too high. Bike should not have leaks anywhere.

The clip-on is no problem but for the sake of your thumbs, at least try to get a big pipe and put it over the tube and bend it back.

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Brakes must be in good order. They will look down your calipers just to be sure there is some material left. Tires are OK as long as there is good tread and they are not torn up bad. Tires and brake pads are generally available at the track, but ask Matt Drucker at MD Racing to be sure (he is the tire and parts guy). Chain needs to have the right amount of slack in it. They will ask you to adjust it if it is way off. Forks cannot leak oil at all. The risk of oil getting into the brake pads is too high. Bike should not have leaks anywhere.

The clip-on is no problem but for the sake of your thumbs, at least try to get a big pipe and put it over the tube and bend it back.
Thanks. I have not thought of the pipe solution

My brakes are alright for the street use. But I'm not at all sure how they'll do if coming from 150mph to 60. The lever does feel soft even though I changed the fluid recently.
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Requirements vary based on the racing organization or organization running the track day. Check their individual websites/rulebooks for details.

At the very least, you're gonna wanna be fluid-tight with more than 50% of your brake pads/tires (that's just common sense).

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Also, it would not hurt to bleed your brakes, if it has been more than a couple months, and use good stuff like Motul 600. Cheap insurance!!

I would also suggest making sure your bike is exceptionally clean and while cleaning check for loose hardware, leaks etc. Service your chain and sprockets. Whether required or not, it's a good idea to lockwire your oil drain and oil cap. These small things help the tech guys see that you are prepared.

You will breeze through.
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