1st track day and tech inspection
Today I signed up for my first track day which will take place June 2nd at PIR. I've been getting fit, prepping the bike and bought a new suit, back armor and boots. At today's sign up they mentioned three things which I was hoping to get some other opinions on. I know that ultimately the decision is up the the event organizer but it doesn't hurt to discuss.
First thing are the tires. The only requirement is 75% life left in tread. My tires are in good shape and appear to have the required tread but the production date is July 2013. They said to bring the bike by the dealership ahead of time so they can take a look at them but I suspect that new tires will have to be mounted to pass tech. Although I'm in C-group and may get a pass, I'm wondering if I should even bother and just get new rubber.
Second is my helmet. I have a AGV K3 purchased in 2012 and while it doesn't specify in the requirements they said they want a SNELL 2015 approved helmet. Can my helmet really be too old? Is this another cost I should just accept.
Third are my gloves. I have A-stars SP-2 gauntlets but they do not have the double wrist velcro adjustment. There's just a single large velcro piece. It's not specifically listed in the requirements but is this another disqualifier for tech inspection?
My brake pads are good. The requirement is 50% life. Coolent is OK to run. No safety wiring required.
I heard so many people say track days become a very expensive endeavor and I can shell out what's appropriate so I'm safe and up to spec. It just seems like every time I turn around there's another cost that pops up.
TLDR; Suck it up and buy new tires, helmet and gloves?