He shredded a belt on day one and changed it in the desert and still finished 11th. After day three he is in 6th place. I'll bet he finishes in the top 5, maybe as high as 3rd. I don't see him catching the two front runners unless something happens to them.I know the desert is hot but I think the Plains will be harder because it doesn't cool down as much at night.
Anyway, it's a lot of fun following everyone. I can't believe DaBinche is riding it again! That guy's stamina is really impressive.
Hondas just do better with OEM parts. I know a couple who rode the TAT on Groms. The things that failed were the aftermarket shocks they installed. I just haven't heard good things about the reliability of aftermarket Variators or belts. The only aftermarket parts I would consider would be some sliders.Quasimotard #103 is on a trailer. He has parts on the way (Variator, clutch, belt, ...). The chat implies he is putting it all OEM.
But that will be tomorrow evening. Poor PCX is on a trailer being towed by a Prius....so embarrassing