An IMS 4.5-gallon tank was crucial for the long gaps between pits
( 120 miles). Unfortunately, the gas line got ripped out by a branch
early in the second stage of the race. Cycra handguards and Fasst
Flexx bars worked well, and the navigation and roll chart mount to
the cross bars. The headlight is an Acerbis LED Vision HP system.
(Middle) The gearing was 14/46,
using a SuperSprox rear unit and a
D.I.D. ERV3 chain. Top speed was just
about 95 mph. Cycra’s plastic skid
plate protected the engine, while TM
Designworks’ chainguide kept things
lined up. Maxxis Desert IT tires worked
superbly for the demands of Baja
and fit them with Nitro Mousse foam
inserts. These worked stellar.
(Bottom) Navigation is crucial! Beto
learned much, saying that major attention must be paid to the symbols and
notes, as well as adjusting the navigational mode in very technical situations
or in long stretches. Going slower and
maintaining proper syncing between
your odometer and the Rally Comp
equaled hitting waypoints. Of note, the
Scotts damper is nearly mandatory for
the high-speed Baja world.