Fun Track Day Checklist

This is a basic checklist, everyone’s will be slightly different.

Bike check:

  • Oil.
  • Water/coolant.
  • Brake/clutch fluid.
  • Tyre wear – plenty of tread.
  • Tyre pressures.
  • Brakepads.
  • Chainwear.
  • No loose parts.
  • Fuel (fill´er up!).
  • Cleaned and spotless (makes the scrutineering easy).
  • Tape on the headlight(s), mirrors (or remove these), indicators and taillight lenses – you can do this in the morning, but its easier and neater to do it beforehand. Tape on your number plate is often recommended.
  • Fun day numbers x 2 sets – purchase these from a bike shop – the motocross ones are fine and can be removed after (but don’t leave them on too long).
  • ACTUALLY checking you have the motorbike key (don't laugh, it has happened!).

 

Riding equipment check:

  • Helmet (ADR approved sticker).
  • Leathers.
  • Backprotector.
  • Gloves.
  • Boots.
  • Earplugs.

 

Pack in the car checklist suggestions:

  • Jacket and cap for when off the bike.
  • Water bottle and snack bars or fruit.
  • Food if you’re very particular – the café is usually open at the track but its standard fare.
  • Baby wipes (great if you get oil or grease on your hands).
  • Assorted tools – Allen keys, zip ties, duct tape, pliers and screwdrivers (normal and Phillips).
  • WD-40, chainlube and some rags.
  • Tyre gauge.
  • Pitstands (you can usually borrow one of these if you need one for adjustments but if you have one and room in your car, bring it with you).
  • Folding chair (you can relax and have a nap between rides).
  • Spare contact lenses if you use them.
  • Jerrycan (20 Litres) - if you think you might really love it – maybe half filled (easier to pour).
  • Camera or phone – make sure you get someone to take a pic of you!
  • $60+ cash - $30ish for a garage + $30ish for pics (professional track photographer Steve Duggan is often at Phillip Island and if he is will display all of the photos he takes in the pits at the end of the day. Get a very cool pic of yourself on the track).

 

What to do with your head:

  • If it's your first track day, first off congrats - try to relax and just have fun. Honestly, just bring your checked-over bike, your gear, and your head. You'll be nervous, it's OK, we ALL were when we went out the first time. Some of the DOCV committee will be there – if you need help or advice – just ask.
  • And don’t worry about how fast or not-fast you are. No-one, and I mean absolutely no-one cares if you’re fast or slow. Fun Days are about having fun at whatever speed is fun for you. Enjoy.

See you at the track!

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