Category Archives for Tyres, Bike & Misc Guides


In this section you’ll find general track day advice and guides, from the different things that come from owning and maintaining a motorcycle ridden on the track, to advice on track day insurance and things like buying your first track bike. Here you’ll find a wide variety of articles and guides that cover a lot of the different areas of bike track days that that aren’t covered in the other sections.

Check out the latest articles below…

Motorcycle Tyre Pressures for the Track: Finding Your Best Pressure

One of the most commonly asked questions you see on the net is “what tyre pressures should I run for [insert bike and tyre make here]?”, and with the emphasis that’s put on having the correct pressures (and rightly so) both at and away from the track it’s no wonder. Having the right pressure for […]

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The Race Track Tyre Wear Guide: Common Types and their Causes

Cold Tear

In this guide I have gone over some of the different types of tyre wear that you can expect to find on track day tyres around the circuit paddock. My intention here is to help you learn more about bike tyre wear so you are better equipped to deal with a nasty tear if/when it […]

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The Importance of Motorcycle Ear Plugs

Even when wearing a full face crash helmet, riding a motorcycle subjects our ears to noise levels that can in fact be damaging, so it’s surprising to know that there are still quite a number of motorcyclists that ride on the road and do bike track days that still feel the need not to wear […]

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Motorcycle Track Day Insurance: Do You Need it?

There are many many riders that go through many many track days without incident, but it doesn’t mean to say there aren’t any risks involved in bike track days, and if you’re taking your pristine bike out on to the track you have every reason to consider motorcycle track day insurance. I know firsthand what […]

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How to Strap a Motorcycle Down: Trailer and Van Tips

If you’re new to track days and having your own track bike, you’re probably new to the notion of transporting it around with you, and you may not know how to strap down a motorcycle to secure it properly for its travels. This isn’t going to be the definitive guide on strapping down a motorcycle, […]

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How Often to Change Motorcycle Oil: What You Need to Know

We all know that oil is the very lifeblood of our engines; it’s one of the most important components that keeps your machine purring like a kitten. Knowing how important the oil is then, you won’t be surprised to find that riders can get a bit over eager with the frequency at which they change […]

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5 Steps to Get Over a Track Day Crash

Crashing is not something any of us try or want to do, but because of the very nature of track days, unfortunately crashing is inherently part and parcel of them and it’s something that can leave us with little confidence and a lack of mojo to continue on. I have personally played victim to the […]

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When to Change Motorcycle Tyres: How Long Do Tyres Last?

A very common question that comes up in the track day world is when should you replace track day tyres? This question is born out of fear of old rubber causing a crash by suddenly giving up and losing all of its grip. This fear in turn has people throwing away good part worn tyres […]

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Road Bike, Hire Bike or Track Bike: What’s the Best Option?

A question that often comes up in the community is what’s the best way to get involved in bike track days, a road bike, hire bike or track bike? In truth they are all perfectly viable options but different people want different things from their track days. In this article I have covered some of […]

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Bike Track Day Checklist: Things To Take

Here I have compiled a ‘things to take’ bike track day checklist, containing all the compulsory items to take with you to your track day, as well as a wide array of other items that will make things easier, more convenient or just generally improve your day in some way. You’re obviously not expected to […]

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