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

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

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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
    I wont say names but you need a nice rack to do it I used to get failed for having clips on my rear axle nut.
    Considering that bike's tank was velcro'd on, I'm appalled but not surprised.

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

    Ok, so safety wiring the bike tonight. Then I think I'm 100% ready to go.

    Just need to get cash outta the bank and find a gnome...

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

    Are you already drilled, or are you just starting that tonight?

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

    Nothing drilled yet....

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

    I'm far from an expert on this, but I have done it recently...

    I tried 2 very different methods of drilling (I don't have a drill press).

    I started with what I considered the right way, which was my corded 1/2" drill with a solid mechanical chuck. For drilling I was center punching the face, then putting it in the vice and drilling away (using some left over fork oil for cutting oil, not ideal, but better than nothing). I broke bits like mad.

    One time I decided to get my handy dandy coordless screw gun with a hand chuck and try that. Worked much better than the "official" drill. Bits might "spin out" of the chuck, but rarely broke. I might have to reverse them out, but they weren't breaking. Cut my drilling time in about 1/4" once I'd switched from doing it what I believed to be the correct way to doing it the way I discovered to be easier. YMMV.

    You're clear on what requires drilling?

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

    Mostly...

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    shut up Novice



    too soon?

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

    Depends on who you're talking to?

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

    Oh that's directed 100% at me. Jim, you win and I will let you buy me a beer, sound good??

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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
    Oh that's directed 100% at me. Jim, you win and I will let you buy me a beer, sound good??
    Only if you put out

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

    I need a 3 inch hose clamp for my oil filter.....damn these Ducati's have fat filters....

    Anyone help out??

    I went to the hardware store but they had none.....and I'm at the track already

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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
    I need a 3 inch hose clamp for my oil filter.....damn these Ducati's have fat filters....

    Anyone help out??

    I went to the hardware store but they had none.....and I'm at the track already
    Talk to Miles at Street and Comp he might have something. Eric might also still have stuff left from his Ducati days. He might be able to help.

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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
    I need a 3 inch hose clamp for my oil filter.....damn these Ducati's have fat filters....

    Anyone help out??

    I went to the hardware store but they had none.....and I'm at the track already
    Quote Originally Posted by union View Post
    Talk to Miles at Street and Comp he might have something. Eric might also still have stuff left from his Ducati days. He might be able to help.
    and get K&N nut topped filter next time

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

    Home Depot and Lowes is just down 106 in Concord. There's also an Advanced Auto. I think I might have one at home, but I'm just as far from the track as those places are.

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    Thanks guys...I will head to home depot after today's sessions...

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

    If they don't have one that fits, maybe you can link two of them together.

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

    Home Depot will have one that works, plumbing dept.

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

    Miles had one...I think it was $642 dollars.

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

    I'm sure I have one in turn 1a. Swing by and say hi

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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
    Miles had one...I think it was $642 dollars.
    Yes, but it's made from adamantium and saved you .00000002 ounces over normal steel

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    Pretty sure I have one.

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    Did the new rookies get a garage this weekend? Which one?

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    Two rookies I know are garaged with Faucher & co in center 2 or whatever that is. When I left they were tucked in and in need of an adult beverage.

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    Do our new rookies have numbers???

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