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Old 07-05-2007, 10:15 AM   #1
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I am planning on going to a trackday for the first time. Are there any "custom covers" to use to tape up headlights? I have been told to use the blue drywall tape but thought there might be some type of custom stickers to cover them up. Any thought? Thanks.
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Old 07-05-2007, 10:18 AM   #3
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What ever you do unplug the headlight bulbs so they don't over heat the covering and burn it or cause it to stick.
Tail lights too.
I say blue tape also. Good enough, cheap enough and useful for other things.
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I already have some blue tape so I'll just use that. Thanks
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yes it comes in difrent colors ,dindt you see it on my 636 on one side of the lights, go to race shop or www.lockhartphillips.com they sell it

Yeah I saw them and liked the idea. Will they make my bike faster? :laughing6

Also, do you pull the fuse for the headlight or undo the bulb? Sorry for the trackday newbie questions but I plan on participating in one this summer. Thanks.
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Is the film the same as the 3M stuff used to customize helmet visors? Holes small enough you can still see through from the inside (of the helmet, not the lights, duh) but you can still get graphics onto it.
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In my case I bought silver, taped it off and sprayed part black.

The black has worn a bit over time, but still looks good...
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you can just unplug the conector,wich trackday you are doing?,no problem you can askme anything about what to do as long as i can help im here ,maybe i'll go tomorrow night to pp1 around 9;30 and we can talk some and maybe ride for a bit

Much appreciated. I think I'm going to try to make the one in Sept.
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Much appreciated. I think I'm going to try to make the one in Sept.

Sign up as far in advance as you can. Now is not too soon if it's open.
When the organizer opens the signup they often fill VERY fast.
The track day I did at Barber MSP on June 9&10 I signed up for in Feb and still had to do novice one day cuz Intermediate was full.
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In my case I bought silver, taped it off and sprayed part black.

The black has worn a bit over time, but still looks good...
The reason I ask is because I have a roll of the 3M paintable window film and didn't know I could use it for the track. :notworthy
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