If you have signed up for track days with any certified organization they should have furnished you with a list of requirements. Have you checked their website??
I'm NOT familiar with NESBA but have done quite a few track days... Most allow you to simply tape up your mirrors rather than remove them, however.. as the S mirrors are so easy to remove.. I'd take a few minutes and do it once you reach the track.. Takes about 5 minutes as I recall..
On the rear you'll be OK just to tape off the plastic. Make sure AFTER you tape off the tail light you start the bike and have somebody stand behind you to make sure no light is visible. I usually remove the bulbs on my MV front and rear just to make sure.
In the beginner class you probably won't have to change to water water OR safety wire anything, but... you should make a call to the organization and find out BEFORE you show up. Your first track days are intense enough without being blindsided by a lot of unknown requirements on the day of your ride..
Safety wiring your oil filter and drain plug is ALWAYS a good idea for track days.. If YOU spew oil or antifreeze all over the track you ruin EVERYONE's day.. Not good.
If you have a centerstand on it.. remove it..
Scuff in the tires BEFORE you hit the track..
Show up with a full tank of gas and/or a container with a few gallons. Some facilities do NOT have gas pumps.. some do.
Bring plenty of snacks and liquids... You'll sweat a lot.
Post your trip report when you get back!! and pics!!
Originally Posted by cblanchard
I'm taking my k1200s to a NESBA track day on June 4th. I will be in the beginner class. What should be done to the bike before I go. I will be riding the bike to and from the track. I already have a new set of M1 tires that I will mount one week before the date.
Can the mirrors and turn signals be easily removed or is tape covering the lens and glass O.K.?
Should I safety wire the drain plug, oil filter ect.?
I already know how to turn off the headlamp, do I disconnect the taillamp or just tape over?
Any other suggestions?