How do you prepare for a motorcycle track day?
Pay close attention to the tires, suspension, and drivechain. Do all the work before you go off to the track. Normal maintenance aside, most tracks will require specific bike prep—taping over or removing mirrors and lights, safety wiring oil drain bolts and filters, and replacing radiator coolant with distilled water.
Are motorcycle track days worth it?
What are the Benefits of Doing Track Days? The benefits of taking your bike to the track are huge, because it’s the only place where you can truly learn what you and your own bike are capable of. And they will become safer street riders because they will know their own bike better, and how to really use it.”
Can a 12 year old ride a motorcycle?
Firstly, there’s no age requirement for a child to ride on the back of a motorcycle in California. However, there is a height requirement. Children must be at least be four feet, eight inches tall in order to legally ride on the back of a motorcycle with an adult.
What gear do you need for motorcycle track day?
All riders must provide their own helmet, boots, gloves and motorcycle leathers (a minimum of 2-piece zip-together where the zip is 360 degrees around the waist). All clothing must be free from holes and splits.
Do I need leathers for track day?
At the time of writing, in order to participate in a bike track day at any of the major UK race tracks you need to either wear a full one piece leather suit, or a two piece leather suit that has a 360 degree (more like 270 degree) zip that connects the jacket and trousers.
Why are motorcycle track days so expensive?
The cost of a track weekend is kind of elusive, but it does add up. The price the organizer charges is based on a lot of different things, but the major cost is the facility itself. A place like Circuit of the Americas is much more expensive than a place like Summit Point.
Do I need gloves for track day?
So if you’re planning on attending a track day, you’ll have to get one. You might not think you need driving gloves for a track day, but grip the wheel hard enough and long enough, and the blisters on your fingers will say differently. This pair from Sabelt is FIA approved, and looks great.
Do I need a harness for a track day?
Your car must be fitted with seat belts – 4 or 5 point harnesses are mandatory for race prepared vehicles. Although not mandatory, we would also recommend that you have a secured fire extinguisher in your vehicle within reach of the driver.
How do I start a motorcycle track day?
The first step in your journey is going to be to find a track day organization in your area. The easiest way to do this is just head over to the ol’ Google and type in something like “motorcycle track days in my area.”
How do I prepare my tires for a track day?
Tires will need at least 50 percent of their tread life left in order to get you safely through an entire track day and you’ll enjoy your track day a lot more if you have new or nearly new tires. Tire pressure will also need to be adjusted, which usually means a lower psi setting than you would normally run on the street.
What happens on a typical track day?
A typical track day will start with rider registration at around 7:30-8:30, where your motorcycle licence will be checked (don’t forget it, refer to the checklist below!), an indemnity form will need to be signed, and then you’ll receive a bike sticker and wristband. Then it’s off to noise testing.
How do I transport my motorcycle to the track?
Trailering your bike to the track allows you to comfortably pack all of your supplies and gear and it’s a guaranteed way home if a crash happens. But you don’t need to own a big truck or a fancy trailer to transport your bike to the track. If you don’t want to invest in a trailer of your own, U-Haul rents motorcycle trailers for about $15 a day.