Join Date: Nov 2002
Location: Northern California
Re: My first trackday Nov 25:)
You should do a search for track day prep and if possible find videos of people doing laps at track days at the track you are attending.
My normal prep:
New tires (you go through tires much faster at a track day)
Is the track gas station going to be open?
Do they have a tire person at the track supporting the riders?
Do they have a suspension person supporting the riders?
What time does the track open?
Replace Oil and Filter
Tape and disconnect headlight and taillight
Some places will not pass your bike for tech with standard coolant (replace distilled water or engine ice)
Do I need spare gas?
Bring a chair
Bring water, snacks, and other drinks
Bring tools, chain lube, various cleaners for bugs or track debris (Make sure you have tire gauge they will give you the track temp and expected tire pressure changes)
Tape up wheel weights
Bring extra tape.
How am I getting to the track day carrying the bike on transport or riding? Always best to carry the bike you are going to be very tired after the day. I did the ride all day and ride home once in my 20's not going to do it at 49.
Practice loading/unloading your bike solo (I have seen this a few times, people dropping bike off transport vehicle as day starts, some could not ride from the damage. Broken levers, pegs or lost valuable time fixing bike if parts were around to buy and fix bike.)
I did a search for track day prep I saw a few with wiring tie as a recommended and that is something that isn't needed for a normal track day. I can't post links or images I don't have enough posts.