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hey guys im interested in hearing wat some of you guys do to your bikes before you head to the track or in between rounds while your there. any speacial tips you guys do to keep the clutch cool down and how long do most of you'll wait to run between rounds. so lets hear it guys :mrgreen:
 

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I check for leaks and make sure everything is tight..Check all fluids, all the bike's normal functions, check the chain tention and lubed it,also check your gas tank.That's about ti for me.
 

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chk for leaks,chk tire pressures when u come off the track so you know hot tire temps and adj as you like..top off fuel as needed,chk fluid levels,chain slack..keep bike in shaded area with a fan on the engine and if i think of it i keep gas in a cooler storage area...Make any suspension adj when suspension is hot and finally put on my tire warmers..
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im sorry i shouldve worded it more clearly in the original post but i was manily interested in track prep maintence for the dragstrip but you guys do have pretty good ideas.
 

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In between rounds I pull my oil cap and zip tie my clutch lever to let the heat out of the clutch. Check tire pressure before each round.
 

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In between rounds I pull my oil cap and zip tie my clutch lever to let the heat out of the clutch. Check tire pressure before each round.
I actually learned that trick over 6yrs ago from the late Great Ruthless Racing(RIP) but the Zip Tie is a good idea because if you do that you better make sure in your haste when they call you up to the line you didn't forget you pulled the oil cap......so another good tip with the zip tie or at least something to remind you. :thumbsup:

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these are some great tips, what tire pressure do you run? last time i went out, i had it at 30psi, and wouldnt stop spinning, so, i dropped it to 18 and it did ok, but dropped my mph. right now its just a street tire, damn angle tire, next will be a shinko drag radial with 7 inches of stretch
 

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I pull my clutches and soak them in oil at least once a week (2 trips to the track), also clean chain with diesel and re lube.
yea i was told this saves on clutch life by alot of guys at the track and i stay up to par on chain maintence bc i had one fail on me on another bike at 130mph and it was a scary sight.

In between rounds I pull my oil cap and zip tie my clutch lever to let the heat out of the clutch. Check tire pressure before each round.
this is a great tip to do and i actually do this myself but leave my key down by oil filler cap so it remind me to screw the oil cap back on.
 

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Right before I do my Burnout I lean the bike over to the left to let the oil get in the clutch. I'm not sure how much this actually helps, but it sounds good in theory. I get almost a whole seasoning out of a clutch so I guess every little bit helps.
 

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these are some great tips, what tire pressure do you run? last time i went out, i had it at 30psi, and wouldnt stop spinning, so, i dropped it to 18 and it did ok, but dropped my mph. right now its just a street tire, damn angle tire, next will be a shinko drag radial with 7 inches of stretch
Tire pressure all depends on how well the track is prepped, you want to run the most tire pressure without spinning. I have been able to get away with 26 psi on really good days, and had to drop it as low as 13 psi another day. I normally ran around 22psi on a shinko hookup when I had my 10.

If I'm bracket racing I play it on the safe side and run it lower because I can adjust my dial in.
 

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another lil thing i do to keep the bike cooled down between rounds is put a fan next to the clutch cover so it cools the clutch down faster and keeps the bike temp down to.
 

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Right before I do my Burnout I lean the bike over to the left to let the oil get in the clutch. I'm not sure how much this actually helps, but it sounds good in theory. I get almost a whole seasoning out of a clutch so I guess every little bit helps.
Wait your clutch is on the left side??? I always lean mine over to the right...
 

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another lil thing i do to keep the bike cooled down between rounds is put a fan next to the clutch cover so it cools the clutch down faster and keeps the bike temp down to.
Not all of us carry fans to the track sometimes not practical........sometimes instead of loading the bike up and tracking it to the track I would sometimes after work ride to the track do high 9s or 10s flat runs and ride back home....but I usually have enough room on the way back home to pick up and carry some milk in my backpack or tank bag. :wink: :mrgreen:
 

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Not all of us carry fans to the track sometimes not practical........sometimes instead of loading the bike up and tracking it to the track I would sometimes after work ride to the track do high 9s or 10s flat runs and ride back home....but I usually have enough room on the way back home to pick up and carry some milk in my backpack or tank bag. :wink: :mrgreen:
hey bloo if you got the space they come in handy. every lil bit counts.
 
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