Inaugural LDX RALLY (Butt Lite Replacement)

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Auburn

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The inaugural LDX rally will take place June 25ht through July 2nd. It starts and ends in Cheyenne, WY with a checkpoint June 28th in State College, PA.

I don't know how many who are on this forum are participating. The top ten finishers get no-draw entries into the Iron Butt Rally next year.

This spotwalla link for the those that have made their links public will go active on the 25th if you want to follow along
 

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For those that don't know, we bought Patti and Rays Goldwing back in January. We got it set up for LD rally riding and rode it in this rally. We had a mechanical failure in the final drive. The seals started leaking on day 5 of the rally. I'll do a postmortem on the final drive once the bike gets back home. There were actually 2 Honda Goldwing final drive failures in this rally. Not something I would have ever predicted.

Our rally was a blast. Paul Tong and staff put together an amazing puzzle. The theme was founding fathers. The first leg used George Washington statues as a means of adding points to other bonuses. The second leg used Abreham Lincoln statues as a multiplier to increase the value of non-Lincoln bonuses. The catch was you had to get a non-Lincoln bonus in between the Lincoln ones to bump the bonus up. On the third day of the leg, you could have a multiplier of 17 for every non-Lincoln bonus obtained.

At the first checkpoint we had just over 42K points, well above the minimum target of 32K to be on track to finish. The second leg was going great, we had 5 or 6 of the Lincoln multipliers under our belt and were making good progress on our planned route. Then the wheels came off. We stopped for a bonus in Richmond, Kentucky. Took the picture and coming back to the bike a smelled gear oil. Looked down and sure enough the whole left side of the tire was coated in gear oil.

Luckily there was a Honda dealer 2 miles from where we were. Contacted them, went over and they looked for parts. At least three days from Honda to get them. Unfortunately, this meant our Rally was over. They agreed to store the bike until a motorcycle shipper can pick it up after the 4th. Got shipping arranged, and a rental car to drive back to the finish of the rally in Cheyenne.
 

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Bummer my friend! Sounds like you two still managed a good time even with the failure.
 

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I was visiting Dave & Tanya last week and was bummed to hear about your bike misfortunes... my stator went out on the way to Nakusp so ended up caging it to get up there... in the grand scheme of things though, I'm glad you're both okay and made it home safely to ride another day! :love:
 

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I was visiting Dave & Tanya last week and was bummed to hear about your bike misfortunes... my stator went out on the way to Nakusp so ended up caging it to get up there... in the grand scheme of things though, I'm glad you're both okay and made it home safely to ride another day! :love:
Same here, glad you were able to continue to Nakusp even though it wasn't your preferred mode of transportation. (or maybe was given the rain many experienced)
 

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