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Motobeagle and I are going to Elkhart Lake for a couple days of track time July 30 & 31. Anyone else going?
 

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I'll be there with the 'busa. I expect to be passed by everything from Gixxers to Motards to 125 and 250s, but it's about learning to be a better rider for me. Have one other friend in the intermediate group with an old school Gixxer 750.
 

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How old? I'm 31 and so is my friend (and he may be bringing another friend as well). If you've got any more details, I'm a little shocked at the lack of contact STT has had with me other than sending me my membership card.

Here's some of my questions that you might be able to help me out with...

1. I signed up as a beginner, but for two days. Assuming I don't suck, which I might, can you move up to the intermediate on the second day?

2. What time do I need to be at the track?

3. I was going up on Monday night and I was going to stay with a friend in Appleton, or can I stay at the track? Can I stay there on Tuesday night?

4. Anything else I might want to bring besides a tent, tools, stands, and some food?

Thanks!

HRB
 

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1. I signed up as a beginner, but for two days. Assuming I don't suck, which I might, can you move up to the intermediate on the second day?

Yep, you can move up. RA is a long fast track. You will be doing lotsa turns over 100. Do the beginner, and when you get comfy jump up.


2. What time do I need to be at the track?

For the beg, you have to be there by 7am. They will walk you through the track, have a rules meeting, make you eat, and your off.

3. I was going up on Monday night and I was going to stay with a friend in Appleton, or can I stay at the track? Can I stay there on Tuesday night?

12RPilot, and I are staying in Plymouth, about 10 miles from the track. We are getting there sometime Monday night, and staying till Wed. We are at the Plymouth Inn. There is a campground across the road from the track, but I do not know the name of it.

4. Anything else I might want to bring besides a tent, tools, stands, and some food?

I know they have food. I am bringing tape, tools, towels. I am sure they have stands.

THIS IS IMPORTANT!!! Get rid of your coolant if you have not already done so. Go to DGY, or any other store that has it in stock, and get water wetter. They do not allow regular coolant in your bike. Also, you have to have Leathers or a connecting suit. Go to their page, and look up policies. Hurry up.

Sportbiketractime.com

See you up there. J
 

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Thanks Motobeagle!

I replaced the coolant a couple weeks ago with distilled water and a "water-wetter-like" additive (that's what happens when the wife picks it up from the store and the 16 year old working helps her. I'll replace it this weekend with true water-wetter and distilled water, Mobil 1 and a fresh filter, and just replaced the rear Sportec. I'll grab some duct-tape, but if you think of anything else I need, I'd sure appreciate it if you post here or email me.

I do have a Joe Rocket speedmaster suit, Arai Helmet, Sidi Race boots, and Alpinestars gloves so I'm all set. In fact, I just broke them in this weekend (see attached pic) That's what happens when construction crews forget to clean up a little (or a lot) of oil off the road.

I'm looking forward to it, and as I mentioned, hope to be a better rider as a result.

(Pic was a little large and follows on next post)
 

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Just a comment about water-wetter.

I was running water with water-wetter in my racebike, and started to notice, on the hotter days, that my bike ran hot (200-205 F).

I switched over to Pro-Cool (I think it's made by Silkolene.) Just run it straight (it's already pre-mixed)... bike runs about 15-20 degrees cooler.

Just a suggestion, since you're already gonna be flushing the cooling system out anyways.

Oh, and I *think* they require you to remove your kickstand (???). I did 2 track days with them last year at Grattan. The first one, I removed the kickstand. The 2nd one, they just made me safety-wire it in the "up" position.
 

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OmniGLH said:

I switched over to Pro-Cool (I think it's made by Silkolene.) Just run it straight (it's already pre-mixed)... bike runs about 15-20 degrees cooler.

Just a suggestion, since you're already gonna be flushing the cooling system out anyways.
is Pro-Cool allowed for track use though? It is 50% propylene glycol/water engine coolant mixture. I thought this type of coolant mixture isn't allowed on most tracks.
 

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Pro-Cool is legal. I double-checked the CCS rulebook just to be sure.

Ethylene Glycol is prohibitied. Pro-Cool is Propylene Glycol. Not the same thing. :)
 

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OmniGLH said:
Pro-Cool is legal. I double-checked the CCS rulebook just to be sure.

Ethylene Glycol is prohibitied. Pro-Cool is Propylene Glycol. Not the same thing. :)
now that is good to know. apparently "Pro Cool protects down to -35°C and is EPA safe". -35 degrees below!!!! Awesome! No haveing to change out coolant at the end of the season.





information directly from silkolene's website.
 

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Good deal, See you up there. I feel like a little kid counting the days.:helmet
 

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We did Keith Codes class, and he told us that the Water Wetter was a track reg, but who knows. I just have to remember to get this stuff out by winter. OOPs, did I say that word? J
 
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