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post #1 of 11 (permalink) Old 03-23-2018, 10:47 PM Thread Starter
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race / track bike essentials

if you have a race / track bike, and were putting together a list of essential items to have, either to take with you to the track, or to keep at home for maintenance, what would be in the list?

Outside the obvious big items like tyre warmers, or generators and leathers etc etc


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post #2 of 11 (permalink) Old 03-23-2018, 11:42 PM
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Garage
Water
Portable air compressor
Extension cords
Tire pressure guage
Zip ties
Wire

To name a few...

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post #3 of 11 (permalink) Old 03-24-2018, 12:06 AM
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Organized tools to get the wheels, brakes, bodywork, controls off back on adjusted etc.

Box of assorted bolts and nuts etc.

100mph tape, lots

Rags, clean

Cleaning stuff for bike and gear and visor

A towel ( as everyone in the galaxy knows).
Soap.

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To add...

Organized tools to get the wheels, brakes, bodywork, controls off back on adjusted etc.

Box of assorted bolts and nuts etc.

100mph tape, lots

Rags, clean

Cleaning stuff for bike and gear and visor

A towel ( as everyone in the galaxy knows).
Soap.

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Government issued 100mph tape sucks.

Grey duct tape is better.


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post #5 of 11 (permalink) Old 03-24-2018, 10:28 AM
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Replacement sliders, clip-on tubes, rearset pegs.
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Multimeter. So many problems turn out to be electrical.

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post #7 of 11 (permalink) Old 03-25-2018, 08:54 AM
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Folding table to keep your helmet, gloves, tools and food on.
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post #8 of 11 (permalink) Old 03-25-2018, 06:24 PM
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A spare key is usually top on my list, I also like to take extra distilled water, oil, and brake fluid including my mighty vac for bleeding the brakes
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post #9 of 11 (permalink) Old 03-25-2018, 06:46 PM
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A spare racebike, for when you wad up the first one 1,000 miles away from home.

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post #10 of 11 (permalink) Old 03-26-2018, 08:27 AM
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That is such a tough question to answer, I made it one track day before I went and bought a trailer. Even though you have the items you need or may need remembering to take them all with you is another story. I feel like every time I go there is something else needed or something else you wish you had. In hindsight the community at the track is great, you could probably get by with riding on a street able bike to the track and make it through the day with help for others. I'm at the point now where I have a complete back up bike ready to go.
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Pop up canopy’s
Snacks and sport drinks
Gasoline
A broom
Triple tree stand and fork bottom stand (having both can save a weekend)
All OEM spares you can imagine (rear sets, levers, bars, fairing stay, etc.)
Bicycle pump (for when your generator,compressor, whatever stop working)
Spare helmet, gloves, boots (for when you have a light get off)

Just some more

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