Any chance you'd consider a track day? There's one coming up in Cresson on Oct. 5th. The last TD I went to, I saw a Connie 14, Shadow and a Vstrom mixing it up with the sport bikes.
From the RideSmart web site. Any chance you might make it?Any chance you'd consider a track day? There's one coming up in Cresson on Oct. 5th. The last TD I went to, I saw a Connie 14, Shadow and a Vstrom mixing it up with the sport bikes.
So what's required for a track day? Full leathers? Do you have to remove anything from the bike? Install fluid catch cans? Tape over headlights/taillights?
Your GearYour gear is the most important factor in safe riding. There are no absolutes against accidents. In the event of an accident, we all know that the better prepared you are, the better the outcome will be.
First and foremost, your helmet must be a motorcycle helmet and be Snell approved (or European equivalent). Your helmet must also be a full-face helmet. Flip-up face helmets are allowed but must meet Snell standards. You will need to take your helmet with you to tech inspection.It will be checked for Snell certification and will be looked over to insure that it at least appears to be in tact.
Some of the things we’ll be looking for to validate your helmet will include checking the following:
Straps are not torn, frayed or modified, properly installed Quick-release buckles are acceptable but must not inadvertently come undone, no obvious signs of damage, no signs of modification (cuts, holes, paint and adhesives) and a properly fitted shield.
More commonly called leather’s, a suit can be of 1 or 2 piece construction from leather or Cordura. The suit must be designed for motorcycle use. 2 piece suits must attach with a zipper. A ‘full-circumference’ zipper is not required. Jackets and or suits made of mesh material will not be allowed. The following are a few manufacturers of jacket types that are allowed but there may be others:
Joe Rocket : AGV : Dainese : Syed : Spidi : Spyke : Vanson : First Gear : Fieldsheer : Kobe
You must wear a Leather or Cordura suit that meets our guidelines. If you do not own or do not have access to one, don’t worry… we’ve got you covered! We also rent leathers. Go to registration to reserve your leathers.
You must wear boots that cover at least 1” inch above your ankles and they must be of leather construction. You are not required to wear boots designed specifically for motorcycling, but it is strongly recommended! Boots must have adequate lace, buckle, Velcro or strap closures and should not be torn or extremely worn. If you do not own or have access to a suitable pair of boots, we have a limited selection of motorcycling boots available on a first come – first serve basis.
Gloves must be full fingered and either leather, or non-leather motorcycling gloves. They must cover 1” past your wrist and have a functioning closure. Gloves must not be torn or extremely worn. They must completely cover your hands and not have holes (other than manufactured vent holes). We also have a few sets of gloves if you are in need.
Your motorcycle must meet state safety requirements and have adequate front and rear brakes. We require that your motorcycle have; a solid mounted seat, bar ends, knobs on the end of front brake and clutch levers. Your tires may be either race or street compound and in good condition with plenty of tread. Your tires must not be unevenly worn or show signs of damage or repair. We do not require that your tires be “DOT Spec.” If there is any doubt in the condition of your tires, replace them. Replacing your tires far outweighs the cost of damage to yourself, another rider or your motorcycle.
You will need to show that your bike does not leak ANY fluids and is in good condition. Your Oil/Engine coolant/Brake reservoir/Fuel caps or covers must be OEM or equal in quality and functionality and must form a proper seal.
Remove or Tape over turn signals
Remove or Tape over head light
Remove or Tape over tail/brake light
Remove License Plate
Your lights, if left on the motorcycle, must be fully taped so that no lens is uncovered. There must not be any light showing from your tail/brake light, to accomplish this you may also pull the brake light fuse. After taping your headlight light may still show through, this is acceptable but you may also want to pull the headlight fuse as heat from the headlight will make the tape and its adhesive harder to remove. We do not require that you replace your engine coolant nor do we require you to safety wire.