Spare parts list

Discussion in 'Information For New Racers' started by foster, Jan 12, 2011.

  1. foster

    foster Well-Known Member

    So I'm trying to accumulate spare parts in the event of a get off and wondered where most experience racers stop. Do most bring enough parts to practically put the whole bike back together or is there a minimum or happy medium? I realize this is reliant on if you're chasing a championship and personal opinions, but just trying to get some thoughts on the subject. Buying parts that you may not use can tie up funds that could be spent on tires, fees ect...

    My list so far is only:
    clip-ons
    rearsets
    levers

    I'm debating buying:
    fairing stay
    subframe
    extra set of race glass
    rims
    rotors
    Helmet
     
  2. Spyderchick

    Spyderchick Leather Goddess

    Get yourself a small kit of fasteners (there will be some common stuff for your machine, make a list so shopping for it is easier).

    Make sure you have the safety wire and safety wire tool handy, as well as a selection of zip ties. And Duct tape. Never forget the duct tape.

    Get yourself a 'wets' box and bring it with you: water wetter, oil, fork oil, chain lube, cleaners, WD-40, etc. Keep this separate from your garage stock.
     
  3. Banditracer

    Banditracer Dogs - because people suck

    I would definately have a spare helmet and gloves. If you hit the deck and your helmet takes a good smack it's junk and you're done for the wkend even if you're ok.

    Bring a spare of everything you can afford, even the stuff that you think " I'll never need that ". Weird shit happens in crashes and you'll break things you never thought of, don't ask me how I know.
     
  4. pjzocc

    pjzocc Well-Known Member

    My opinion based on cost/real world neccessity:

    YES on the fairing stay.

    YES on the subframe.

    Wheels/rotors... no unless you plan on mounting rain tires on them, then yes. But I wouldn't just to have as spares.

    Extra bodywork - no

    Helmet - big expense but yes

    I'd add:
    -front brake fluid reservoir
    -right hand controls
    -windscreen
     
  5. Vitamin-E

    Vitamin-E cornerin lo in the 3-1-fo


    ADD TO YOUR LIST:
    RADIATOR
    MASTER CYLINDER / RESEVOIR / CAP / FLUID
    ENGINE MOUNT BOLTS (if you have frame sliders)
    EXHAUST SPRINGS
    GAS TANK (pump optional)

    REMOVE FROM YOUR LIST:
    race glass
    rims
    rotors
     
  6. foster

    foster Well-Known Member

    This is good stuff, thanks everyone!
     
  7. gapman789

    gapman789 Well-Known Member

    Bike the exact same bike and have it as a backup.
    By the time you have all the spares, you could almost build a complete bike.
     
  8. HPPT

    HPPT !!!

    If your bike starts with a key, it's not a bad idea to have a spare.
     
  9. automan

    automan It's all about the drive!

    +1, this is my strategy
     
  10. metalkid88

    metalkid88 Well-Known Member

    normally i like to have the following as my spares:

    clip ons
    radioator
    windscreen
    master cyl.
    rear sets
    levers
    tank
    clutch
    bolts
    pads
    gearing
    triple


    prolly more but that gives you a good idea
     
  11. Razr

    Razr Well-Known Member

    Good advice...seen that happen a few times!
     
  12. Banditracer

    Banditracer Dogs - because people suck

    I've got mine safety wired for that reason. :up:
     
  13. goodmatt78

    goodmatt78 Well-Known Member

    Just run an R6 or GSXR and you can bum spares off others.:D

    In all honesty, you will never have ALL the correct spares...murphy's law. Having a common bike really helps.
     
  14. slower than u

    slower than u Well-Known Member

    +1 - when you do get rear sets / clip ons , make sure you get something that the trackside vendors will have in stock at the track . Satos and Acculine are pretty, but ,when you fall and break off a peg , your weekend is more than likely done .
     

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