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Old 04/02/12, 09:23 PM   #1 (permalink)
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Im looking to do a few track days this year what all do I need to do to the bike to get it ready?
2008 zzr600 is the bike I will be useing as I got it very cheap.
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Just need to tape off the headlight, tail light, turn signals, turn in the mirrors and tape them off still or remove them. Have one or two piece leathers, DOT/Snell helmet, boots and gloves in good shape. Pretty much it for a track day. Make sure the bike is safe, bolts/nuts are tight, no oil leaks, no fork leaks and good tread on street tires. Oh, and buy a track day ticket from a sponsor before they sell out or you will pay an additional $25 at the very least.
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Old 04/02/12, 09:36 PM   #3 (permalink)
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The bike just needs a fork seal and new tires and tape everything up and its good.
I got my new leathers on the way and I will be ready
Road racing and dragstrip racing FTW!
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Just need to tape off the headlight, tail light, turn signals, turn in the mirrors and tape them off still or remove them. Have one or two piece leathers, DOT/Snell helmet, boots and gloves in good shape. Pretty much it for a track day. Make sure the bike is safe, bolts/nuts are tight, no oil leaks, no fork leaks and good tread on street tires. Oh, and buy a track day ticket from a sponsor before they sell out or you will pay an additional $25 at the very least.
Great advice, but you forgot, "Tape off speedometer"! Don't scare yourself out of riding to your capabilities due to fear.
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Great advice, but you forgot, "Tape off speedometer"! Don't scare yourself out of riding to your capabilities due to fear.
True but if your riding like your suppose to you won't be looking at your speedo. At least at Napa(Sandia) you shouldn't since it is so short......I don't look at the tach either and just know my bike and where to shift. For first timers definitely don't look at the speedo
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Old 04/03/12, 06:39 AM   #6 (permalink)
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Don't you need to drain the antifreeze and just run pure water?
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Old 04/03/12, 07:09 AM   #7 (permalink)
 
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Track days they don't require running water instead. For racing as long as your not running standard glycol antifreeze. You can use Engine Ice or water with Redline Waterwetter.
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http://www.smri-racing.org/docs/trackdayguidelines.pdf

Here's the long version of the trackday guidelines. I cant wait to get back out there...
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When would be the best times to go?
Also what tires are good on a small bike for the track?
I like bt016s on my zx14 so I will probably get them for the zzr
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i ran diablo corsa 3's and pilot power 2ct's but i was just casual track daying it.. if your thinking slicks or tire warmers youre already outta my league
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I am going to stunt the bike as well as take it on the track so no slicks unless they are cheap.
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I am going to stunt the bike as well as take it on the track so no slicks unless they are cheap.
id go with powers 2ct
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id go with powers 2ct
I'd go with Supercorsas.
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Originally Posted by jlewis02 View Post
When would be the best times to go?
Also what tires are good on a small bike for the track?
I like bt016s on my zx14 so I will probably get them for the zzr
I ran those tires on my ZX-6R and never had any issues with traction, peg-scraping and all...
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Best tire for the street in my opinion is the michelin power pure. It's lighter (more responsive) and grippier than the power 2ct. Basically the 2ct has less soft compound so it lasts longer, but confidence and safety are more important to me. It's also a great entry level tire for the track. Once you get up to pace, pirelli supercorsa sc's are the way to go and then move up to slicks.
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