well I am planning on start doing trackdays cause I have always wanted to do them anyhow I will be using my RC for it. What do you guys say about it being a trackbike, I will be putting on 180/55 on the back will prob be Bridgestone 016 for the first time. Its not going to be until Aug at Putnam even then its going to be the orientation just to make sure I do like which I will. What else is everyone doing to their bikes?? Any imput would be great.
I've been doing trackdays for a few years now (slow guy in fast group). I generally keep a seperate bike for the track.
1) I would recommend equipping your bike with some frame sliders, to protect those rads (should you go down, or someone else take you down)
2) pickup a cheap set of race fairings, OEM stuff is expensive to replace
3) Use a 190/55/17 rear instead of the 180. It will fit the wheel better, and give the manufactures suggested profile for the tire. It will also slightly raise the rear of your bike, which will help it turn a little better. It will also provide a bit more tire patch for when you are leaned over. (I run a 190/55 BT003RS on my RC).
4) A week before your trackday, go over the bike and make sure everything is tight, and you have a good chain, that is lubed, with no kinks going on. Also make sure you don't have any leaking fluids. Make sure your brakes are in good condition, and work properly!
5) Check the org's site that you will be attending this day with, and make sure your bike meets or exceeds there minimum requirements, as well as your gear.
That's just a few basic's... I while you are on the track, trying to think about clip points, braking markers, and all that stuff..... try to remember to have fun, and enjoy it. Don't worry about being fast, or especially when some guy on a 250 passes you. It will happen.....