LDX Rally Rules and Guidance
2022 Rally Information
Will a fuel container such as a Rotopax be allowed in this rally?
My bike holds 8.7 gal. Largest tank I can source that stays under the 11.5 limit is 2.5 gal. At 35 mpg that would get me an additional 87.5 miles. I am going around and around if 87 extra miles justifies the trouble and expense... Also, I hate adding weight high on the bike. I run about 50% with dropping it during rallies. I can pick it up when conditions are favorable. But it will happen on a rainy, dark, muddy road - you know - not favorable... But I am equally sure that I will want that 87 miles at some point... Waffle waffle
Decided to order an auxiliary tank from BAM Mfg. Should arrive in time for the LDX.
Wasted a ton of time on a Summit racing tank that was a crucial .5 gallons larger than advertised. Current IBR attitude is that virtually no efforts to reduce tank volume will be allowed.
I've always felt an aux tank is a good investment but I know some people just hate to mess with it
Yeah, I've been struggling with the hassle - I don't have a workshop space to work in, and no mechanic will stomach the hassle or potential liability.. but I wants one!... *sigh*
@Kerri Miller There are LOTS of members of the LD community who will help you! I'll see you at HoT? Remind me and we'll chat.
Like Paul said, I generally think the Aux tank is worth it if you're serious about playing this game. It's not mandatory of course, but boy will you be glad you have it on many occassions.
Thanks Paul, that's what I figured, just wanted to make sure. Don't really want to mount an aux tank, but an extra 1/2 gallon or so would have been nice for mistakes like I made in Hop's Rally. I know, don't make dumb decisions. ;)
No. Aux fuel tanks will comply with the standards as set forth in the IBR rules. A Google search should provide that information if you need it. If you have additional questions, feel free to email me at firstname.lastname@example.org.