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Old 07-10-2014, 10:58 AM   #1
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Track tips

This subforum is far less active than I would have thought. Lets change that.

Anyone have any neat little tricks that have made track life easier? I'll start...

I cut off the straps of my back protector, took the strap and used a leather sewing kit, and made a retaining strap to hold it in place. Cut off the gut band strap as well, no need for it. Now my suit has a built in Dianese back protector, no more dicking around with straps.

I'm bored enough that I will illustrate with my amazing MS Paint skillz.

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Old 07-10-2014, 11:04 AM   #2
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My pro tip, make friends. Go up and talk to people get to know others that have the same hobby. Sitting by yourself twiddling your thumbs between sessions is just silly.
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Take an extra cooler filled with ice and towels. You will want these on the hot weekends. Also drink a ton of water before the trackday, dont wait till that morning.
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If you crash, and break something (i.e., a collarbone) take off your jacket or the top off your leathers while you're still in shock and the pain hasn't started and before the paramedics get anywhere near you. They LOVE cutting you out of your $1500 leathers.
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If you crash, and break something (i.e., a collarbone) take off your jacket or the top off your leathers while you're still in shock and the pain hasn't started and before the paramedics get anywhere near you. They LOVE cutting you out of your $1500 leathers.
When I got in my accident on the street, I told the paramedics don't you dare cut my pants or jacket. I will take them off or whatever but you stay away. They cut my jeans under my riding pants but that's ok.

+1 to drinking tons of water for 3-4 days prior.
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I'll add another. Trackdays are't races, and crashing out of the first session because of cold tires is about the worst feeling in the world. Take it easy until the track comes in.
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Take a few bananas with you. They really help prevent cramping. I also stretch like a champ before sessions.
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Prep your bike the week before a track day, don't swap your sprocket at the track.

This. It cracks me up to see people wrenching on their bikes first thing in the morning.
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This. It cracks me up to see people wrenching on their bikes first thing in the morning.
Why? Happens to a lot of people.

-didn't have time to prepare
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This. It cracks me up to see people wrenching on their bikes first thing in the morning.
For the fast guys the track is slightly scary the first session so we don't go out. Why not spin a wrench in that hour?
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This. It cracks me up to see people wrenching on their bikes first thing in the morning.
Doesn't hurt to make sure bolts are tight
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For the fast guys the track is slightly scary the first session so we don't go out. Why not spin a wrench in that hour?
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