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Old 01-08-2009, 09:24 PM   #1
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TOOLS!!! for the track?

Now that i got your attention. It's almost track season again and i'm going to start getting prepared early..... well because i have nothing better to do.

So to start. What are the gotta have tools at the track???? your basics, you should make sure you have over everything else. Your wish i would of brought that tool. You guys and girls know what i mean.
Lets start a list of what tools should be on hand at any track event within budget i might add
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metric socket set, wrenches, allen head set, zip ties, spare parts, impact wrench, torque wrench, spare set of wheels, safety wire and safety wire pliers, good set of work gloves, air pump, good air guage (dont be cheap) that will be good for starters you will start to collect more tools as you need them but this wil cover all the basics oh yeah make sure u get the right size socket for rear axle and front sprocket. one more thing get the tool to remove front axle depending on what bike u have
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2 things I wish I had taken with me to the track before... besides all of my other tools - rubber mallet and loctite
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All I ever use is a 32oz Ball peen hammer and a really big common screw driver.

Oh, and a condom.

Cuz if the hammer won't fix it, F*#K it.
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basically a tool bag or box full of all the basic tools should be a definate to get you started. Wrenches (metric), allen wrenches, zip ties, hammer, rubber makket, WD40, chain lube, rags, tire pressure guage, air compressor, bike stands...this could go on forever
look in racer's lounge, there's a trackday guide, but i've got a list on excell i could e-mail you too.
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that would be appreciated. last year was a rough one for me no always having all the right tools on hand. and i hate borrowing tools but thank goodness for great people at trackdays always looking for lend a hand!
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And most important of all: DUCT TAPE !
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And most important of all: DUCT TAPE !
also known as 100mph tape! and yes i never forget that!!!!!
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dude, it says you have 10+ TD's, and you still don't know the necessary tools?
not hatin' just sayin'
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no i got the tools, but never seem to ever grab the right ones for the job i run into in that 1 particular day.

so i'm just trying to get myself covered with a NEW tool kit for the track this season
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bring 'em all, but most important is pit . lol
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bring 'em all, but most important is pit . lol
i got that covered she even works the corners so i can ride
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Don't forget the metric cresents in varius sizes. The SAE will work, but can slip........
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As I work on my bike for normal things along with maint. I just throw those tools into a tool box for the track, that way they are always there. Then pack any spare parts etc. I may need along with a mallet, torque wrench, tape, and zip ties in a rubbermaid tote thing. Out of all that I've had to use about 5 things out of it all, but I'd rather have it then miss out on a nice day at the track that I am paying good money for.
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Don't forget the metric cresents in varius sizes. The SAE will work, but can slip........
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Make sure you bring some spare cotter pins, allen bolts....and some nuts!
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Don't forget the left handed screwdriver. It's an absolute must have in any situation.

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Don't worry there are always lots of tools at the track. Most of 'em on Hondas...
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Lots of good stuff mentioned above, especially the left-handed screw driver. I needed one once, and discovered I'd left mine at home. No one had one I could borrow, so I had to make a trip into town an hour away.

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loctite!
Loctite is a brand name, and they make a lot of items. In this case you're talking about Loctitie threadlocker. Threadlockers are anaerobic adhesives, meaning they bond in the absence of air. Most adhesives need air to cure, but threadlockers are made for the specific application where there is no air access. The Loctite threadlocker most suited for the track is the 242 Blue Threadlocker, although 271 Red and 290 Green are also acceptable.

Also in your tool box should be a drill, a lot of little drill bits and some razor blades or X-acto knife.
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