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post #1 of 23 (permalink) Old 03-11-2008, 04:37 PM Thread Starter
 
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Most important spare parts for track bike??

What are the most important spare parts for your track bike?

I'm trying to put together a list so I'm prepared for this track season...

So far...

Extra:

Oil and drain plug
Rear sets
Subframe
Clip-ons
Helmet
Distilled Water for radiator
Rotor/s
Frame Sliders

Anything else?
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The most common, clutch and brake levers. They snap off like fresh carrots on most get offs.

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clutch and brake CABLES as well. Don't break TOO often, but you don't want to sit on the side of the track because one broke. It's happened to me once, and my spares have saved a couple other riders broken cables.

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spares? what are these spares you speak of?

I just bring extra oil and an extra filter. If I had more room maybe I'd worry about spares.

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spares? what are these spares you speak of?

I just bring extra oil and an extra filter. If I had more room maybe I'd worry about spares.
Maybe you should bring a spare key next time out

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I forgot fairing stays!!!! Bend notoriously easy on the 600RR.
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Just find me. I have most everything for the 600RR available at the track for twice the retail dealer price.

On the RR the biggest crash damage items are going to be the levers, shift rods, windscreen, pegs, clipon bars and fairing stay for simple crashes.

Where the budget and space in your hauler allow:
subframe
fairing stay
vortex pegs, foot brake and foot shift levers.
if your still running vortex, the bolt that goes into the shifter pivot point! I have one if you ever need it.
Shift rods
Safety wire for you oil plug! Then you don't need a spare plug!
just the bars for the clipons. I drill all the bars I carry to fit controls for left or right side. That way they're quick to swap.
Throttle tube and grips may be nice if you break the clipon tube
brake and clutch levers
zip ties and duct tape!
Windscreen. You can get away with any year in a pinch 03-06

Caliper and pinch bolts! They round out easy (especially the pinch) You don't need oem bolts, but get flange head bolts of the right length strength and thread for these two items!
Misc. bolts. Watch ebay and get some metric sets from a sportbike part out
Brake pads
Wheels and rotors are nice
master cylinder or at least the cap. (caps get scraped bad when a bike flips)
sprockets and chain
spacers, for when they roll away and you can't find em.
sprocket carriers (cheap on ebay, or I have plenty) so your sprockets are mounted up and ready to go.
fiberglass repair kit
case covers, especially if you don't have guards

The stuff is cheap now for our bike if you shop for it on ebay and the cbr boards.

If I'm going racing, i bring spare everything I have! You never know what you'll need. For a trackday, you'd have to crash pretty damn good to not get back up and riding in an hour or two with what you bring and I may have with me. If it's a wear item and could bend in a moderate crash, get one where the budget allows. Beyond that, thats why I ride with Nesba, crash insurance on your track day fees

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Spare bike/s.

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Just find me. I have most everything for the 600RR available at the track for twice the retail dealer price.

On the RR the biggest crash damage items are going to be the levers, shift rods, windscreen, pegs, clipon bars and fairing stay for simple crashes.

Where the budget and space in your hauler allow:
subframe
fairing stay
vortex pegs, foot brake and foot shift levers.
if your still running vortex, the bolt that goes into the shifter pivot point! I have one if you ever need it.
Shift rods
Safety wire for you oil plug! Then you don't need a spare plug!
just the bars for the clipons. I drill all the bars I carry to fit controls for left or right side. That way they're quick to swap.
Throttle tube and grips may be nice if you break the clipon tube
brake and clutch levers
zip ties and duct tape!
Windscreen. You can get away with any year in a pinch 03-06

Caliper and pinch bolts! They round out easy (especially the pinch) You don't need oem bolts, but get flange head bolts of the right length strength and thread for these two items!
Misc. bolts. Watch ebay and get some metric sets from a sportbike part out
Brake pads
Wheels and rotors are nice
master cylinder or at least the cap. (caps get scraped bad when a bike flips)
sprockets and chain
spacers, for when they roll away and you can't find em.
sprocket carriers (cheap on ebay, or I have plenty) so your sprockets are mounted up and ready to go.
fiberglass repair kit
case covers, especially if you don't have guards

The stuff is cheap now for our bike if you shop for it on ebay and the cbr boards.

If I'm going racing, i bring spare everything I have! You never know what you'll need. For a trackday, you'd have to crash pretty damn good to not get back up and riding in an hour or two with what you bring and I may have with me. If it's a wear item and could bend in a moderate crash, get one where the budget allows. Beyond that, thats why I ride with Nesba, crash insurance on your track day fees
Seems like quite a lot of stuff. Does the CBR just fly apart when it hit the ground? Surely it must be able to at least handle a mild lowside without a trunk full of spares?
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Just find me. I have most everything for the 600RR available at the track for twice the retail dealer price.

On the RR the biggest crash damage items are going to be the levers, shift rods, windscreen, pegs, clipon bars and fairing stay for simple crashes.

Where the budget and space in your hauler allow:
subframe
fairing stay
vortex pegs, foot brake and foot shift levers.
if your still running vortex, the bolt that goes into the shifter pivot point! I have one if you ever need it.
Shift rods
Safety wire for you oil plug! Then you don't need a spare plug!
just the bars for the clipons. I drill all the bars I carry to fit controls for left or right side. That way they're quick to swap.
Throttle tube and grips may be nice if you break the clipon tube
brake and clutch levers
zip ties and duct tape!
Windscreen. You can get away with any year in a pinch 03-06

Caliper and pinch bolts! They round out easy (especially the pinch) You don't need oem bolts, but get flange head bolts of the right length strength and thread for these two items!
Misc. bolts. Watch ebay and get some metric sets from a sportbike part out
Brake pads
Wheels and rotors are nice
master cylinder or at least the cap. (caps get scraped bad when a bike flips)
sprockets and chain
spacers, for when they roll away and you can't find em.
sprocket carriers (cheap on ebay, or I have plenty) so your sprockets are mounted up and ready to go.
fiberglass repair kit
case covers, especially if you don't have guards

The stuff is cheap now for our bike if you shop for it on ebay and the cbr boards.

If I'm going racing, i bring spare everything I have! You never know what you'll need. For a trackday, you'd have to crash pretty damn good to not get back up and riding in an hour or two with what you bring and I may have with me. If it's a wear item and could bend in a moderate crash, get one where the budget allows. Beyond that, thats why I ride with Nesba, crash insurance on your track day fees
Jeesh! For a person that has never crashed before you sure seam experienced and ready in that department.

If I'm driving 100+ miles away to a race track I bring everything I need to put a crashed motorcycle back together.

On CCS weekends, I'll have a spare bike race prepped and this year a spare motor ready to go. There's no sense in letting 300 bucks in pre entries go to waste because of a mechanical.

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If I'm driving 100+ miles away to a race track I bring everything I need to put a crashed motorcycle back together.

On CCS weekends, I'll have a spare bike race prepped and this year a spare motor ready to go. There's no sense in letting 300 bucks in pre entries go to waste because of a mechanical.
A big +1 Nick.

Even if it's a track day, I like to bring a spare bike. NESBA will give a mechanical if you can't ride, BUT it is still expensive just to get to the track and back.

Lots of advantages to having a spare bike, highly recommended.

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A big +1 Nick.

Even if it's a track day, I like to bring a spare bike. NESBA will give a mechanical if you can't ride, BUT it is still expensive just to get to the track and back.

Lots of advantages to having a spare bike, highly recommended.
There's no law against having multiple motorcycles. It's better to have 2 ugly good running track bikes than one bling bling pretty boy bike rite Ron?

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There's no law against having multiple motorcycles. It's better to have 2 ugly good running track bikes than one bling bling pretty boy bike rite Ron?

Like everything else in life, budget is the key. If you can just scrape together enough for one ugly, good-running track bike, it is impossible to justify a second. Some people can, but most will have to do with a handfull, or a boatload in Greg K's case, of spares. If I had the money I would bring more, or a second bike, or have a bike stored at every track in the mid-west and take my personal helicopter to whichever I felt like riding, or with enough money, I could take over the world and ban all vehicles except motorcycles from the road and require all roads to be rebuilt like racetracks, or .... you get the point.

I wish I had money to take care of everything at the track, but I slap track glass on my streetbike and hope for the best.

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My single, sexy, seldom crashed, well maintained Gixxer disagrees!

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NESBA will give a mechanical if you can't ride, BUT it is still expensive just to get to the track and back.
Not when your company pays for gas

You guys aren't doing me any favors by encouraging a second trackbike Like I need encouragement to go buy a rs250.

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You guys aren't doing me any favors by encouraging a second trackbike Like I need encouragement to go buy a rs250.
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