Next failure - BMW K1200LT with a badly slipping clutch, believed to be "slave cyl. problem" that is a known issue. Rider losing a full day waiting for repair, but not out of the game yet. edit: And now reporting driveshaft noises...
One of the RE-5 Rotary Suzuki's is down for unknown, but deadly mechanical failure. That rider is out of the rally unless a Ninja 250 or older unique replacement bike can be very quickly found for him to ride the rally on. He's in West Palm Beach if anyone wants to loan him a suitable bike to ride the IBR on. I'm sure it would make his day if he can continue on anything that might have a shot at finishing w/o failure. Anyone?
Barry is 6'2", so needs something by this early afternoon that he can possibly sit on for 10 days. Storing the RE-5 for him would also be desired. Contact Bill Watt on his cell @ 773 682 8120 if you can help.
edit: Barry has caught a ride to the checkpoint and will be picking up a rally prepped ninja, (if the bike can get delivered).