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post #1 of 5 (permalink) Old 07-20-2006, 05:27 PM Thread Starter
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how strict are tech inspections prior to track days? my bike is in good shape by all means but is there something I should make SURE to check out or is there something that they look very carefully for?
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NESBA tech is designed to make sure that your bike is not a safety issue for you or for anyone else on the track. Fairly straight forward.

From the NESBA FAQs:
Basically, we are looking for a bike that is clean and in close-to-perfect working order. Specific items relating to bodywork, engine, brakes, and chassis and suspension will be checked at the track by our inspectors. If any of these items are found unsatisfactory and can’t be rectified, you will be disqualified from participating for the day. Advanced riders must loosen bodywork enough for the tech inspectors to check wiring, etc. All video setups must also be teched. (see p. 13-15 in manual for details)

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how strict are tech inspections prior to track days? my bike is in good shape by all means but is there something I should make SURE to check out or is there something that they look very carefully for?
You should look over the entire bike, MAke sure everythings tight, brake pads not to worn, tires etc. You don't want to leave it up to the guys in tech to catch something. They do a great job, but you never know when something could slip by.
Consider them (tech) an extra set of eyes.

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Make sure the throttle snaps back rite away. That's the first thing I check. make sure brake pads and tires are good. I found a shift linkage falling off the other day. Foot pegs should not be loose. Exhaust cans should be secure. If you really want to be a curtious track rider put water and water wetter in your cooling system. Coolant spilled all over the track wastes expensive track time for everyone. Drill your oil drain plug and put a hose clamp around your filter and tie them so they won't come loose. All common sense stuff.

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