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post #1 of 4 (permalink) Old 06-27-2014, 04:07 PM Thread Starter
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PSA - check your bikes!

Check all of your bolts and safety wire that which is most critical. I was working on my bike last night and checked my levers on a whim - turns out both my brake and clutch lever bolts had vibrated loose enough that I could twist the bolt by hand. They weren't "falling off" but another day or two on a rough track with a lot of vibrations and I may have been leaving a rear brake skid mark off the track. I always check my caliper and fork pinch bolts, but I will be creating a full checklist and following it before every trackday.

To the long time TD pros - do you have such a list? If so, what's on it?

Levers
Fork pinch
Caliper bolts
All required safety wire
Fluid levels
Bar ends (not critical but I've seen many fall off at TD)

What else?
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post #2 of 4 (permalink) Old 06-27-2014, 04:12 PM
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I do a very serious pre-flight. I also use loktite and safety wire,
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Check your hose clamps. Those are just rubber, so they expand and contract, therefore may get loose.
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post #4 of 4 (permalink) Old 06-27-2014, 05:16 PM Thread Starter
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Clamps are a good one. I usually glance at the clamp on the hose off my brake fluid resevoir, but that's the only one.
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