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Old 06-09-2010, 08:24 AM   #1
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Do you need fairings to pass tech?

I am doing my first trackday soon and I purchased a wrecked bike to track around but the only issue on the bike is that one side fairing is pretty jacked up but can be put on without any danger. Also it's missing the seat cowl and parts of the rear tail. Can I still ride around on the track with all of this damage or is this a no-go? I can take my street bike to the track with no issue but I'd rather take the track bike. MH help with suggestions please!
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Old 06-09-2010, 08:28 AM   #2
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Old 06-09-2010, 08:33 AM   #3
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This is off of Ride Smart's website. Doesn't say anything about fairings? I just want to confirm before I come out there.

* Front and rear brakes in good working condition
* Motorcycle must not leak any fluids
* Ethylene Glycol based coolant is allowed
* Self-closing throttle in good working condition
* Handle bar mounted, fully functional kill switch/button
* Tire tread at least 50% of new condition 1
* All glass and reflective surfaces must be taped over fully 2
* Brake lights must be disabled 3
* Side stands are allowed.
* All valve stems must be capped
* Wheel balance weights must be secured to the wheels
* License plates must be removed or taped (including bolts)
* Any other mechanical issues which may render riding the motorcycle unsafe must be fixed.

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1a. Discolored tires due to excessive wear will be disallowed.
1b. Our on-site tire service will have a selection of tires to provide riders an opportunity to pass technical inspection (fees for products/services apply).
2. Entire surface of light glass or reflective surface must be covered.
3. Brake lighting must be disabled by removing fuses, or other methods to prevent activation of the light.
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Old 06-09-2010, 09:08 AM   #4
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dont need fairings
make sure your rubber is decent
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Old 06-09-2010, 09:45 AM   #5
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check your throttle, chain tension, tires must be in good shape, rear brake operational, and make sure nothing loose is hanging off. What day are you going?
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all of the mechanical peices are perfect. i need a couple of smaller items but those will not affect much. I'm doing the June 20th day. one fairing is still good, should I take off the good fairing also and just go naked or leave it on? will I notice a difference in the track day, as I hear TWS (Texas World Speedway) is a decently fast track?
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all of the mechanical peices are perfect. i need a couple of smaller items but those will not affect much. I'm doing the June 20th day. one fairing is still good, should I take off the good fairing also and just go naked or leave it on? will I notice a difference in the track day, as I hear TWS (Texas World Speedway) is a decently fast track?
You can put the fairrings on and just duct tape the rashed up side. I rode my bike without fairings and hated it. I'll be out there on the 20th as well
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I actually might or might not have a crew to pit with. depends if my other two buddies are gonna join but if not, does anybody have room for a straggler?
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Old 06-09-2010, 10:36 AM   #9
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yeah we're gonna take a trailer with a truck if it all falls through. i'll definitely come up and say hi
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i can't speak for R/S but at Lone Star Track Days, fairing are not required as long as you have nothing loose on the bike, you should always check your motorcycles every connection that you can reach prior to showing up in the tech area. this is not only for your safety, but also for the safety of others.

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I actually might or might not have a crew to pit with. depends if my other two buddies are gonna join but if not, does anybody have room for a straggler?
ill be going out there on the 19th
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Duggy-

Yes, the others who have responded are correct. When you attend our event on June 20th, you do not have to have your fairings on. We allow naked bikes and cruisers, so we don't discriminate against sportbikes w/o fairings.

If you do decide to run your fairings, they do need to be securely attached. Feel free to contact us if you have any questions.
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