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« on: August 05, 2008, 05:24:56 PM »

Hello,

New to this forum and looking to get into Land Racing.  I've been trying to get started for a while but just haven't had the time plus we recently moved from Ohio down to Texas.  Well it appears that things are settling down and I may be able to get to the next race in October.  I have a factory stock bike that I need to setup to pass tech so I can race at the Texas Mile. 

Anything else need to be done to pass tech and run other than what's listed on the main site...?  http://texasmile.net/index.php?option=com_content&task=view&id=17&Itemid=32


1.   Engine kill switch. Riders must have a lanyard style kill switch that kills all power in the event of a rider falling off. Tip over switches will NOT be a suitable replacement for a kill switch.

2.   Tires will be ZR rated D.O.T. tires, front and rear

3.   Front axels must be safety wired. Rear axels must have the nut pinned, clipped, or safety wired,

4.   Oil drain plugs will be safety wired and it is encouraged to safety wire the filter but is not required at this time.

5.   Drive chains must have the master link safety wired or siliconed (preferably colored silicone)

6.   Crankcase breather hoses must be run into a catch tank or in to the air box.

7.   Leather racing suits must be worn and zipped at all times while in the hot pits or racing lane. Two piece suits must zip together.

8.   Kevlar T panels can only be used for expansion flexibility (arms and legs) and not to replace other large areas of leather.

9.   Leather gloves with no holes or other openings other than breathing pinholes.

10. Leather boots or racing boots with no holes and covering the ankles.

11. Helmets must be certified by Snell Memorial Foundation and bearing M2000 or M2005 approval stickers. All helmets must be in sound condition, including shell, liner, and strap. All helmets must be approved by the tech inspector.

12. Shields must be shatterproof in nature and have clear visibility.

13. Visor tear-offs are not allowed.

14. The Texas Mile prohibits hydration devices such as camel backs during racing events.

15. Steering Damper for speeds greater than 140.

If you have any questions about the above rules, please contact the Mile staff before coming to the event.


Anyone from the Mile staff on here...

Thanks,

Josh
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« Reply #1 on: August 05, 2008, 08:08:49 PM »

Josh, that is pretty much it.  grin a little wire, a lanyard kill, and your standard safety equipment.  Have fun, Texas is an easy group to race with.  They get lots of bikes.
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« Reply #2 on: August 05, 2008, 08:10:37 PM »

Thanks, I forgot to ask if I need SS valve stems...?  I thought I read that somewhere but don't see it listed now...
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« Reply #3 on: August 06, 2008, 10:23:58 AM »

Metal valve stems required.
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« Reply #4 on: August 07, 2008, 12:43:32 PM »

Where does one locate metal valve stems...?  wink
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« Reply #5 on: August 07, 2008, 03:38:41 PM »

Most motorcycle dealerships have them.
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« Reply #6 on: August 20, 2008, 01:48:51 PM »

Found some metal valve stems, thanks.   cool 

So I only need to safety wire one side of the front axle to the pinch bolts?  I don't need to drill both sides...?

Does anything else need to be safety wired for the Texas Mile other than front axle, oil drain/fill plug, and rear axle nut?  I don't need to do anything with the coolant or overflow tanks?

Any other info good to have or recommended for setup...?

Looking forward to the October meet....  afro
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« Reply #7 on: August 20, 2008, 07:38:09 PM »

You need to wire all four front axle pinch bolts.
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« Reply #8 on: August 21, 2008, 03:05:35 PM »

You need to wire all four front axle pinch bolts.

I thought that was no longer required for Texas but I'll go ahead and do them anyway.

Any other recommendations...?


What kind of psi do you guys run in the OEM ZR-tires...?

Should I bring some extra sprockets or is it not going to matter on a stock HP '08 BUSA...?

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« Reply #9 on: December 23, 2008, 11:24:02 PM »

Info and documentation of my project bike preparation and runs at the Texas Mile for anyone looking to attend....  cheers

http://www.suzukihayabusa.org/forum/index.php?topic=135810.0
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« Reply #10 on: December 23, 2008, 11:56:26 PM »

Nice presentation. Ya outta put your build on here too. There should be bandwidth for current stuff too... afro
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« Reply #11 on: December 24, 2008, 10:27:53 AM »

I hope this forum doesn't mind but I went ahead and linked the build in my profile to cut down on bandwidth...  cool
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« Reply #12 on: December 24, 2008, 10:43:35 AM »

You might want to go to Brocks webb site and look at what he did to his Gen2 Busa to run over 200.
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« Reply #13 on: December 24, 2008, 11:23:31 AM »

Nicely done!  Congrats on getting into the 180s.

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« Reply #14 on: December 24, 2008, 04:03:16 PM »

You might want to go to Brocks webb site and look at what he did to his Gen2 Busa to run over 200.

I use to live right by Brock so I got to know him pretty well.  I plan to try some of his goodies on my 08 that I ran on my 03....  wink
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