We would love to hear your race day bike tips.
Motorcycle Technical and Preparation:
Headlight and Blinkers – Tape over your headlight, tail light, turn signal lenses and any reflectors. Remove your mirrors. We also recommend taping over your speedometer; it will only distract you. Painters tape works best.
Tighten down all the bits; double check the bolts and screws. This means check everything before flight! So don’t overlook your mirrors, turn signals, horn, etc. It’ll make the bike safer for everyone on the track.
Before you get on the track you’ll need to disconnect the headlight and the brake light. The heat generated from the bulbs could “bake” the tape on – ugh…
The facts are simple when it comes to tires. Street tire pressures will be fine if you’re running street tires and not riding beyond their engineered purpose. Consult with your dealer on the type tire you are using for accurate pressures. Tires really make a difference on the track.
Apparel – Safety and Protection:
Wear a quality leather riding suit, full gauntlet leather gloves and sport riding boots. Two-pieces leathers that zip together and one piece leather suits are perfect. No mesh products (gloves, jackets or pants) as they present too much liability.
Full face helmets are the way to go; certifications such as D.O.T. and Snell are good.
Highly overlooked by all riders; use a back protector, they are worth their weight in gold.