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I was looking at Sportbike Track Time's website to see what was going to be required for the bike tech inspection. http://www.sportbiketracktime.com/po....html#bikeprep I saw # 10.

Does this mean that I have to leave my pimp-o-lishious, ghetto-fab genuine faux leopard fur seat cover at the shop and bring my drab OEM vinyl seat ?

Seriously, what is that all about ???

Also, any other tips on bike prep for a novice class rider ?




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Yeah, listen to the coaches. They can give you valuable pointers. I did my first couple of track days with STT and Mark Sheldon is a great guy who makes novices feel less novicey.

Also, don't go out there on cold tires and try to tear it up right away. Give yourself a lap or two AFTER the warm-up before you start hitting it hard. Nothing's quite as embarrassing as dumping your bike during the warm-up lap.
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From STT's site:
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Bike Preparation (Also know as "101 uses for duct tape")


1) All bikes MUST pass technical inspection prior to admittance to the track. If your bike DOES NOT pass tech inspection, you will NOT receive a refund.
2) Tires and brakes must be in good condition. Tires should be at least 75% of new condition. Any tires that are bluing from excessive wear will be disallowed. Slicks are allowed in 85% plus condition. We will have on site tire service at each track day, so if your tires don't pass, you will have the opportunity to put on replacement tires to pass tech.
3) All glass, headlight, turn signals, and plastic lenses must be taped over or removed. Side mirrors must be removed for the advanced group and at least taped over for all other groups.
4) We recommend, but do not require removal of center stands. No bikes with center stands will be allowed in the Advanced/Racer Group due to the ground clearance issue.
5) All machines must have an operational handlebar mounted kill switch/button and self-closing throttle in good working condition.
6) Advanced and Intermediate group riders MUST use water or water wetter or a non-ethyl glycol based anti-freeze/coolant. Approved Poly Glycol brands are: Evans, 7th Gear, Liquid Performance, and Engine Ice. NO AUTOMOTIVE ETHYL GLYCOL BASED COOLANTS ARE ALLOWED.
7) All valve stems must have caps.
8) Wheel balance weights must be well-secured.
9) License plates must have bolts taped or be removed.
10) No Fur Allowed.
Number 10, the "No Fur Allowed" is what I had a question about...

Does that mean I have to shave my back or something ??? Are they PETA type people and I have to leave my Ted Nugent CD's at home ? What is the deal here ??




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It's because they have a problem with lice and fleas and want to stop it from spreading!

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I'm willing to bet it's because it makes it harder for you, tech inspectors and cornerworkers to spot a leak.

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Well, I called Sportbike Track Time and talked with Mark about the "Fur" thing. It seems some of the "Stunters" like to stick fake fur on their bikes and it makes one hell of a mess when they crash.

I'm frakin' clueless about the fur-stuck-to-the-bike thing...









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