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Re: Sport-touring school at JenningsGP with MSTA, February 24-26
« Reply #150 on: February 19, 2017, 02:20:05 am »
The boss gave me Fri-Sun off, so I'll come and hang out...   :campfire:

Not too sure about Thursday, but Friday I'll be there!

Will they let a Fiesta ST do a lap?  >:D
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Re: Sport-touring school at JenningsGP with MSTA, February 24-26
« Reply #151 on: February 19, 2017, 11:32:03 am »
Will they let a Fiesta ST do a lap?  >:D
Can you do it on two wheels?  :-\  :rotflmao:  :motonoises:
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Re: Sport-touring school at JenningsGP with MSTA, February 24-26
« Reply #152 on: February 19, 2017, 01:06:21 pm »
      ::)   Carlyson, and the BROOM is for??   How easy was it to take the mirrors off?     Is there many 120 volt plug ins available and where are they?                                 
                    Thanks   Alan in S. Fl    ;) :)

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The pit can get pretty dirty with sand and 'marbles' from your tires. I usually bring a broom to keep the OCD under control.  :-[

There are three 'Torx#20' screws under the mirror base. It took 5 min to take them off. Taping them would take me a lot longer.

There is a dual power outlet for each couple of pits. I usually bring an 50ft extension cord and a power strip. Just enough for the fan, charging cameras and cell phones, etc.

Hope this helped. See you all there on Thursday.  :beerchug:



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Re: Sport-touring school at JenningsGP with MSTA, February 24-26
« Reply #153 on: February 19, 2017, 05:23:26 pm »

Well - this isn't posing any problems is it ?!



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Re: Sport-touring school at JenningsGP with MSTA, February 24-26
« Reply #154 on: February 19, 2017, 05:41:45 pm »
You do realize you guys REALLY suck!  :ecomcity: :ecomcity: Go get your ride on while we wait for dry roads here in the PNW :(




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Re: Sport-touring school at JenningsGP with MSTA, February 24-26
« Reply #155 on: February 19, 2017, 10:52:06 pm »
Come on over Gumby - problem solved. It's only 3-4 good days' riding, unless you ride like a girl.and can make it in less than two - Florida girls are tough right Nicole?

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Re: Sport-touring school at JenningsGP with MSTA, February 24-26
« Reply #156 on: February 19, 2017, 11:29:38 pm »
Take lots of pictures Jorge. This might make a good article.  ;D
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Re: Sport-touring school at JenningsGP with MSTA, February 24-26
« Reply #157 on: February 19, 2017, 11:30:52 pm »
Will they let a Fiesta ST do a lap?  >:D
Can you do it on two wheels?  :-\  :rotflmao:  :motonoises:

I'd like to try!!!   :72:
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Re: Sport-touring school at JenningsGP with MSTA, February 24-26
« Reply #158 on: February 19, 2017, 11:46:48 pm »
Take lots of pictures Jorge. This might make a good article.  ;D
Especially if he gets a picture of the editor on the track.  :72:
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Re: Sport-touring school at JenningsGP with MSTA, February 24-26
« Reply #159 on: February 20, 2017, 02:07:54 am »
Hope to have it together in time
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Re: Sport-touring school at JenningsGP with MSTA, February 24-26
« Reply #160 on: February 20, 2017, 12:54:24 pm »
Guys and girls,

We will have some extra gear at the track. Feel free to stop by and try them on.

Teknic leather one-piece suit size 42. It was mine before I got the two-piece. I'm 5'7", 178lbs before breakfast.

Fieldsheer leather one-piece suit size 38. That was my wife's suit. She's 5'6" and was 140lbs when she used to wear it. If this one fits you, take it home for your next track day.

Scorpion full face helmet size L.

I have a couple pairs of gauntlet gloves as well (not pictured). Most size M or L.
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Is it Thursday yet???? :motonoises:









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Re: Sport-touring school at JenningsGP with MSTA, February 24-26
« Reply #161 on: February 20, 2017, 01:49:57 pm »
178 lbs - yikes.  I think I was in the 9th grade the last time I saw that number on a scale.

In any case, I'm curious how many folks are riding vs driving.  I'm still debating, but leaning more towards riding.  Probably leaving Tampa Thursday mid-morning and enjoying a backroads ride up.

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Re: Sport-touring school at JenningsGP with MSTA, February 24-26
« Reply #162 on: February 20, 2017, 01:58:21 pm »
178 lbs - yikes.  I think I was in the 9th grade the last time I saw that number on a scale.

In any case, I'm curious how many folks are riding vs driving.  I'm still debating, but leaning more towards riding.  Probably leaving Tampa Thursday mid-morning and enjoying a backroads ride up.

If you ride in and track your bike there will be a COG gift in your future  :great:  :motonoises:

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Re: Sport-touring school at JenningsGP with MSTA, February 24-26
« Reply #163 on: February 20, 2017, 02:11:12 pm »
ConnieUSA can I borrow that helmet???? I am still scrambling for one.


Also I'll be riding up, no other option for me.
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Re: Sport-touring school at JenningsGP with MSTA, February 24-26
« Reply #164 on: February 20, 2017, 02:13:08 pm »
ConnieUSA can I borrow that helmet???? I am still scrambling for one.


Also I'll be riding up, no other option for me.

It's all yours. :beerchug:
We should be there mid afternoon on Thursday.
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Re: Sport-touring school at JenningsGP with MSTA, February 24-26
« Reply #165 on: February 20, 2017, 02:20:46 pm »
Why do I love COGgers? Geez yall! Amazing.

Ill bring an extra table/chairs/coolers/plates/cups/napkins for yall. Just dont forget your tooth brushes  :))
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Re: Sport-touring school at JenningsGP with MSTA, February 24-26
« Reply #166 on: February 20, 2017, 02:42:07 pm »
178 lbs - yikes.  I think I was in the 9th grade the last time I saw that number on a scale.

In any case, I'm curious how many folks are riding vs driving.  I'm still debating, but leaning more towards riding.  Probably leaving Tampa Thursday mid-morning and enjoying a backroads ride up.

 :truce:     I'll be dragging the bike behind the cage leaving Ft.Lauderdale area by 9:00 AM Thursday. l hate these Florida highways. The scenery doesn't change.   If I could only cruise at triple digits w/out fear of the law.   :motonoises:   :motonoises:      ;)       
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Re: Sport-touring school at JenningsGP with MSTA, February 24-26
« Reply #167 on: February 20, 2017, 03:42:38 pm »
MSTA/COG Sport Touring Track Day

Rider/Bike Preparation Checklist, revised to make things as easy as possible for everyone.

Tires must have at least 50% tread life. Any tires with wear bars showing, worn-off tread (slick), showing cord, etc., will be a disqualifying factor. Very worn tires that still have some tread may not pass, either. The latter is a tech inspector call. Don’t take chances. Please check your tires before track day. If you are riding to track day, take into account the wear/mileage on the tires for travel to Jennings, FL.  If there is any question, change your tires!

Brakes: Brake pads/rotors must be in good condition. No leaks in brake system. Remaining pad life/thickness will be visually inspected, with requirement of at least 50% material remaining. Again, if there is any question, change your pads before you come to track!

taking time to refuel during the riding day will take away from your track or classroom time. Arrive at the track with a full tank of gas. consider bringing extra with you, in easy to use, approved gas containers. You can refuel at lunchtime but I don't recommend it. Friday will be a very busy day with lots going on. If you are planning to sign up for Saturday as well remember to refuel Friday evening! Ask me how I know LOL

Try to pull the fuses for your lights but you will not be disqualified if you're unable to do so . Painter’s tape and zip ties will be available track-side, in case you have to tape mirrors and/or any glass lenses. See Checklist items, below.

Leathers: Leathers (riding suit) can be either one or two-piece. If two-piece, they must have a 360 degree zipper joining the upper and lower sections. You do not need knee pucks for this event. Other materials do not qualify. They must be leather. If you need track leathers, you can rent them track-side, upon arrival at Jennings.

Boots and gloves: Boots must be high, with shin protection. Gloves must be full gauntlet, going over the jacket sleeve ends. Boots and gloves are available for rental, at $20/$10/day respectively. Again, call ahead to reserve. Quantities are limited.

Bring a tire gauge to check your pressures. Have your tires at recommended OEM street pressures when you arrive. Air pump will be available trackside. Know your tire pressures!




Tech Inspection Process and Checklist Items

The tech inspector(s) will visit your pit before the Riders Meeting, and cover the following items with you and your bike. When you are ready for tech inspection, roll your bike out, nose first, into pit alley. This will signal a tech inspector that you are ready for inspection.

Rider: Must have the following safety equipment:
DOT-Approved, full face helmet, with face shield. Flip face helmets do not qualify.
Approved leathers, either one or two-piece. Must have full armor.
Full gauntlet, leather, full finger track gloves or similar.
Full leather or similar, high riding boots. Must offer shin protection.

2. Bike: Must have following items addressed:
Tires: Must have at least 50% tread life remaining. Visual/physical inspection.
Tire Pressure: We recommend starting with OEM street pressures. Physical Inspection.
Brakes: Must have at least 50% pad life remaining. Brake system must be in good condition. Both brakes (Front/rear) will be tested. Visual/physical Inspection.
You DO NOT have to disable any lights or electrical connections.
Lights: IF lenses/covers are glass, they must be taped over. Plastic lenses do not have to be taped. Tape will be available at the track, ask an instructor. Visual Inspection.
Mirrors: Removed, or lenses must be taped over. Visual Inspection.
Passenger pegs must be zip tied or otherwise secured in the folded position. Zip ties will be available at track, ask an instructor. Visual/Physical Inspection.
License plates: If edges are exposed, they should be taped over, or the plates removed. License plates holders/frames that surround edges will suffice in lieu of taping. Visual Inspection.
Throttle Return: Return springs must be in good condition and operational. Return spring action will be tested during tech inspection. Physical inspection.
Bike MUST be fluid tight. No leaks or indications of same. Any leaks will disqualify the bike if they cannot be fixed track-side. Please check your bike before track day! Visual/Physical  Inspection.
General Condition: No loose or broken parts! No duct tape holding on panels or pieces! Recommend removing trunks, saddlebags, panniers, other extraneous parts. Visual Inspection.
Remove GPS, other removable electronics. Cradles can remain attached. Visual Inspection.
Exception: On-board cameras are allowed, but must be firmly attached. Visual/Physical Inspection.
We highly recommend taping over your speedometer. It is only a distraction on the track.
There is no requirement for safety wiring at this event.

NOTE: Taping over glass lenses means that no part of the glass may be showing. It doesn’t have to be pretty, but it does have to be covered! If you have to tape over glass headlights, it helps to disable the headlight, to prevent baking on of tape adhesive. You can scrub it off, but it can be an effort. Ask an instructor for help, if needed.

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Re: Sport-touring school at JenningsGP with MSTA, February 24-26
« Reply #168 on: February 20, 2017, 03:45:43 pm »
178 lbs - yikes.  I think I was in the 9th grade the last time I saw that number on a scale.

In any case, I'm curious how many folks are riding vs driving.  I'm still debating, but leaning more towards riding.  Probably leaving Tampa Thursday mid-morning and enjoying a backroads ride up.

 :truce:     I'll be dragging the bike behind the cage leaving Ft.Lauderdale area by 9:00 AM Thursday. l hate these Florida highways. The scenery doesn't change.   If I could only cruise at triple digits w/out fear of the law.   :motonoises:   :motonoises:      ;)       
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I think trailering the bike with an extra gas can on all of your gear is a terrific idea :motonoises:
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Re: Sport-touring school at JenningsGP with MSTA, February 24-26
« Reply #169 on: February 20, 2017, 05:35:50 pm »
178 lbs - yikes.  I think I was in the 9th grade the last time I saw that number on a scale.

In any case, I'm curious how many folks are riding vs driving.  I'm still debating, but leaning more towards riding.  Probably leaving Tampa Thursday mid-morning and enjoying a backroads ride up.

:rotflmao: :rotflmao:
I am pretty tall and heavy for a midget.  :nananana:
For the suits, the limiting factor would be more height than weight. If you are 5'7" or shorter and a lil heavier, it will be ok.
But If you are 5'8' or taller, even if you are a skinny dude, it will be pretty funny seeing walking down pit lane.  :rotflmao:

I know I am talking to hardcore riders here. But if you have never ridden on the track before, you will probably be whooped the next day.
If you have a chance/option to trailer your Concours, do it.
If you don't have that option, I would not recommend riding back home on Friday. Stay the night and leave the next day.
Just my $.02 cents.

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Re: Sport-touring school at JenningsGP with MSTA, February 24-26
« Reply #170 on: February 20, 2017, 07:46:03 pm »
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The weekend rally officially runs through Sunday morning. All those who wish to sign up for Saturday's backwards Day should get on it before it fills up. We have a truckload of wood coming this week. Let's show Jennings how COG gets their rally on  :beerchug:
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Re: Sport-touring school at JenningsGP with MSTA, February 24-26
« Reply #171 on: February 20, 2017, 08:30:29 pm »
Just for the record, if anyone wants to trailer my bike I would not be against that idea at ALL!  ;D

 
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Re: Sport-touring school at JenningsGP with MSTA, February 24-26
« Reply #172 on: February 20, 2017, 08:50:40 pm »
Carlton

The weekend rally officially runs through Sunday morning. All those who wish to sign up for Saturday's backwards Day should get on it before it fills up. We have a truckload of wood coming this week. Let's show Jennings how COG gets their rally on  :beerchug:

That's perfect then.  :great:
I will not be able to ride on Saturday, need to be back in Ft Myers by the end of the day.  :(
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Re: Sport-touring school at JenningsGP with MSTA, February 24-26
« Reply #173 on: February 20, 2017, 11:43:17 pm »
Not fully packed, butane at least I got the bikes on....Hopefully, I am not getting sick either....feeling a little crappy.
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« Reply #174 on: February 20, 2017, 11:44:33 pm »
Oh yeah, I'll be bringing a Medium HJC if anyone needs to borrow it and my brothers old track suit, he was 5'11" and about 185 last time he used it.
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