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Ok, need advice. Next week is my first race....help me be prepared!

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    Ok, need advice. Next week is my first race....help me be prepared!

    Doing the Penguin race school friday, rookie race is saturday.

    Looking for what I need to do ahead of time...Im figuring just showing up aint gonna cut it, so who do I contact? I get Im gonna need white plates with red numbers, bike is 90% ready, safety wiring it this week.

    Ready, GO!

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    Re: Ok, need advice. Next week is my first race....help me be prepared!

    You can buy numbers and plates from Street and comp at the track.

    You're all safety wired?

    Fuel is required to be purchased at the track (for racing, for class run whatever you want).

    Duh, you say safety wiring this week... Do you have previously drilled bolts or are you doing them by hand?

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    Re: Ok, need advice. Next week is my first race....help me be prepared!

    Eject helmet saftey do hickey

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    Re: Ok, need advice. Next week is my first race....help me be prepared!

    Yep. Also a Street and comp purchase (they are actually cheaper than Amazon).

    Warmers?

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    Just text me

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    Re: Ok, need advice. Next week is my first race....help me be prepared!

    Quote Originally Posted by tsorfas View Post
    Just text me
    I knew youd save my life

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    Re: Ok, need advice. Next week is my first race....help me be prepared!

    See if you can find a place to pit. Most of what youll need can be purchased at the track. The best thing you can have is someone there that can help point you in the direction you should be going. Most people are pretty helpful.

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    Re: Ok, need advice. Next week is my first race....help me be prepared!

    Quote Originally Posted by union View Post
    See if you can find a place to pit. Most of what youll need can be purchased at the track. The best thing you can have is someone there that can help point you in the direction you should be going. Most people are pretty helpful.
    Yep, not too worried about most of that stuff, kinda wondering who at LRRS i need to inform Im gonna be there.....

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    Re: Ok, need advice. Next week is my first race....help me be prepared!

    Show up Friday. Signup for school if you haven't already. Ride. After the day is over then LRRS cares. Youll register for Saturday races and pick a number at that point.

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    Re: Ok, need advice. Next week is my first race....help me be prepared!

    OK, do i HAVE to have a front brake guard?

    I have the full Armorbodies kit on the 848 with the 1 piece belly pan, do I need a catch can? Do I need a hose clamp on my filter?

    What NEEDS to be safety wired? Brake caliper bolts, oil fill cap, rear wheel bolts? What else?

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    Re: Ok, need advice. Next week is my first race....help me be prepared!

    You don't need a front brake guard.

    You don't need a catch can if you route everything to the belly pan.

    Header nuts, radiator cap, oil drain bolt, oil fill cap, rear axle nut, front axle pinch bolts and nut, and I think that's it all need to be wired. As well as the oil filter needs to be clamped and wired. You can find most of this in the rule book too. I know the rule book can be found on www.lrrsracing.com

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    Re: Ok, need advice. Next week is my first race....help me be prepared!

    Quote Originally Posted by jwm2k3 View Post
    OK, do i HAVE to have a front brake guard?

    I have the full Armorbodies kit on the 848 with the 1 piece belly pan, do I need a catch can? Do I need a hose clamp on my filter?

    What NEEDS to be safety wired? Brake caliper bolts, oil fill cap, rear wheel bolts? What else?
    You don't need a brake guard as far as I know but they are nice to have.

    Stock street bike? The coolant overflow bottle should be fine. Any other drain hoses just be sure they are routed to the bellypan.

    WIre front axle pinch bolts, brake caliper bolts, radiator cap, oil fill cap, oil drain bolt, rear axle nut, sometimes rear caliper bolts depending on how its mounted. Pretty much anything you don't want to lose or have anyone else lose while you're racing. You can come out here and we can go over it if you want.

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    Re: Ok, need advice. Next week is my first race....help me be prepared!

    Pinch bolts, radiator cap, oil filter, header bolts. And no you don't need the brake guard.....yet I hear next year it's mandatory.

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    Re: Ok, need advice. Next week is my first race....help me be prepared!

    Buy some tequilla and bring it to Center garage #1.

    That's all you really need to know bout racing.

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    Re: Ok, need advice. Next week is my first race....help me be prepared!

    Exhaust mounts are also indicated to be safety wired.

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    Re: Ok, need advice. Next week is my first race....help me be prepared!

    I think you basically want to read section 19 of the LRRS rulebook.

    I just realized the valve stems in my rain wheels are no damned good.

    Good luck man!

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    Re: Ok, need advice. Next week is my first race....help me be prepared!

    Quote Originally Posted by union View Post
    See if you can find a place to pit. Most of what youll need can be purchased at the track. The best thing you can have is someone there that can help point you in the direction you should be going. Most people are pretty helpful.
    They have a rookie garage - it was center 12a my rookie weekend (round 4) but sometimes it moves so Steve can tell you for sure during the Penguin basic course.

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    Re: Ok, need advice. Next week is my first race....help me be prepared!

    Quote Originally Posted by nhbubba View Post
    I just realized the valve stems in my rain wheels are no damned good.
    Explain please?

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    Re: Ok, need advice. Next week is my first race....help me be prepared!

    Untrue -----> Valve stems are required to be metal. I'm guessing Bub's rains has rubber.

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    Re: Ok, need advice. Next week is my first race....help me be prepared!

    Only the caps need to be metal.

    Get yourself signed up for the Penguin basic course.
    Bring money and food.
    Find a buddy.
    Have your shit wired
    Flush your coolant and replace with straight distilled water
    Good idea to have your health insurance card too.
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    Re: Ok, need advice. Next week is my first race....help me be prepared!

    Quote Originally Posted by jasnmar View Post
    Valve stems are required to be metal. I'm guessing Bub's rains has rubber.
    Negative. Just need metal caps.

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    Re: Ok, need advice. Next week is my first race....help me be prepared!

    Quote Originally Posted by Rada View Post
    Only the caps need to be metal.
    Derp. You are correct. I miss read. Enough miss information out there without me spreading more. To quote the source:
    19.18 Valve stem caps must be metal.

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    Re: Ok, need advice. Next week is my first race....help me be prepared!

    For general reference, when I'm at the track I keep a handful of spare caps with me should someone need one or two. They like to disappear randomly it seems.

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    Re: Ok, need advice. Next week is my first race....help me be prepared!

    Quote Originally Posted by Rada View Post
    Find a buddy....

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    Would you be
    Could you be
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