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Old January 29th @ 08:45 pm   #1
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From: Las Vegas/Summerlin, NV

Motorcycle: 2009 GSXR-1000
I brought this up at the last couple of meetings, and I'm just wondering when we are going to set up tech days. I know there are people who have questions and want to learn how to work on there bikes. Also are there any updates with "SCS" track day event?

 
 
Old January 29th @ 09:04 pm   #2
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From: Las Vegas[Summerlin]
Yes, lets get some ideas for a tech day.

What topics would members want to see covered ?

Re: SCS track day - the post with info about it has the latest.
We're still a few short of the 10.

http://scsportbikes.com/member-hango...nary-info.html
 
 
Old January 29th @ 09:36 pm   #3
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From: Las Vegas/Summerlin, NV

Motorcycle: 2009 GSXR-1000
I would like to cover/ learn how to check valve clearance.
 
 
Old January 29th @ 09:58 pm   #4
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From: las vegas

Motorcycle: 2011 ZX6R
I would like to learn track prep and so on and so on.
 
 
Old January 30th @ 12:05 am   #5
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From: Las Vegas

Motorcycle: 2001 ZRX1200R, 2005 Hyosung GT650S Track Bike
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I would like to cover/ learn how to check valve clearance.
This is not a good tech day topic. It would take all day to work on one bike. If the bike needed adjusting you would have to order parts(shims). Tech days are better for basic maintenance. Valve adjustment is an advanced Task.
 
 
Old January 30th @ 08:33 am   #6
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From: Vegas

Motorcycle: 2007 GSXR-750
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This is not a good tech day topic. It would take all day to work on one bike. If the bike needed adjusting you would have to order parts(shims). Tech days are better for basic maintenance. Valve adjustment is an advanced Task.
I Agree. This would involve getting quite a bit further into the engine than you would want to in a day. Forks, brakes, track prep, even wheel and tire changes are some ideas. Heck, even upgrading parts like an HID kit, wave rotors, or regulator/rectifier upgrade to name a few. I could even teach safety wiring techniques.
 
 
Old January 30th @ 09:31 am   #7
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From: Las Vegas/Summerlin, NV

Motorcycle: 2009 GSXR-1000
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This is not a good tech day topic. It would take all day to work on one bike. If the bike needed adjusting you would have to order parts(shims). Tech days are better for basic maintenance. Valve adjustment is an advanced Task.
Iím not looking to adjust my valves on the "tech day" just find out how to get there, removal of parts, and checking clearance. Itís something that all riders will have to get done or do themselves at one point or another. If the valves were off then Iíll leave that part up to super Steve or dale and bring it to them. I just thought this would have been a good way to show ppl how to wrench on their bike and save them some money at the local bike shops with labor an costs! If you think it would take to long then i get it.
 
 
Old January 30th @ 09:53 am   #8
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From: Vegas

Motorcycle: 2007 GSXR-750
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Iím not looking to adjust my valves on the "tech day" just find out how to get there, removal of parts, and checking clearance. Itís something that all riders will have to get done or do themselves at one point or another. If the valves were off then Iíll leave that part up to super Steve or dale and bring it to them. I just thought this would have been a good way to show ppl how to wrench on their bike and save them some money at the local bike shops with labor an costs! If you think it would take to long then i get it.
If you have done it before it's not that bad. From start to finish it would probably take 5-6 hours. Getting access is the easy the part, its the actual valve clearance part that can take a while.

Either way, it's a great thought to teach people how wrench on their own stuff. Whether it's a bike, a car, or a boat, it's all relatively easy if you have the right guy showing ya.
 
 
Old January 30th @ 12:12 pm   #9
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From: Las Vegas, NV

Motorcycle: GSXR-750
It sounds like a basic tech/track day tech day is in order....

I also agree on the valves.... If JUST checking the valves is what you want to do, i could see it being done..but, lets get an idea of what kinds of things you guys want to work on and go from there...

so far it looks like basic maint(fluids, brakes, cables,chain, tires, inspection) and track prep along with a valve check IF time allowed.

Keep posting up ideas gang and lets get a list going!
 
 
Old January 30th @ 03:05 pm   #10
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From: Northwest

Motorcycle: Kawasaki Ninja 250R
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Getting access is the easy the part
Yeah, unless you have a Ninja 250.... Just ask Freddy
 
 

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