What I’ve Learnt
This page will give you a snap shot, 1 liners of things I learn through the year.
- Bolts are either tight or off, never hand tight.
- When draining coolant make the bike level on front and back stands
- Haggling works
- SatNavs lie
- Read the chassis and engine number off the bike and write them down and put them with something you take to each round, like your licence.
- Getting something to get your rear wheel at the level of the spindle, like a block of wood or the like, speeds up changing the rear tyre…. and reduces swearing and cursing.
- Loosely ratchet strapping the ramp to the trailer means you don’t have to worry about the ramp slipping as you get the bike off a trailer.
- Make a check list of things you need for a race/track day. Laminate it and work through it. I work through a day before, night before and morning of setting off list. So far I have forgotten 1 thing (air bed pump) because it wasn’t on the list.
- When cleaning you bike, go round and check all bolts, even the ones that you don’t think can possibly undo and check they are tightened up properly.
- If possible set up near to the speakers so you can hear announcements nice and clearly.
- You will not believe how many stamps you will get through.
- Cheap fairings are cheap for a reason
- Gaffer tape is your friend
- You won’t believe how many stamps and envelops you will need
- No matter how small a trophy is, it is really, really, really important