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    Darryl just posted to FB they have a fix and he'll be back tomorrow.

    Go, Darryl and his team!

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    I hope Darryl's OK with this...he posted this to the Yahoo /2 website. Obviously he's very busy, so he's had little time to communicate. Here's what he said about the "gear":

    The gear (not really a gear, but looks like this one - the Germans call it a Kupplungsklaue, a clutch claw) that is on the transmission input shaft and meshes with the teeth in the middle of the clutch plate is a problem on my bike. It's shallower than stock. I actually came home from Germany this summer with 5 of them, in three different widths, but they all stick forward more than the one that came with my bike.

    After the last Cannonball, this "gear" was highly worn and needed to be replaced. A machinist I know cut off the teeth and machined a ring with new teeth that is attached with 8 set screws. It worked for about 3500 miles (including break in/test miles), but the screws sheered on yesterday's leg and left me stuck.

    Last night we installed the thinnest of the gears I got in Europe. The clutch teeth are 4mm thick, and this gear meshes on about 2-3mm of that. We tried it out last night and it seemed to be ok, but this morning, very shortly after the start, it was clear that it wouldn't work - the gear managed to get in front of the clutch plate and out of mesh. So I rode in the truck to Lewiston today.

    The machinist had given me a second ring and another set of screws, so we've installed that now. The bike shifts fine again and, based on the previous experience, we believe it will get me to Tacoma. But clearly this is not a long term fix. That will have to wait until after the CB.
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    142 miles to go and I am on the edge of my seat

    It looks as though there is a BMW starting today starting out today in First place in the 2014 Cannonball Rally with a 142 miles to go! I have my fingers, toes, arms, legs and eyes crossed for a successful final leg of this years Rally for Norm Nelson and Shatzi II. What an accomplishment for Team HMS 23 and all the competitors. I see that Daryl is hanging in there and may get to run the finish line also. I haven't seen anything on John Landstrom, any updates on his ride?

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    Landstrom's in 8th place.
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    final results pdf

    FINAL RESULTS

    well done all

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    A few shots at the finish line....

    Beautiful 82* day to greet the riders....
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    Cannonball Motorcycles and Trailer stolen !

    From Cannonball FB page this AM


    CANNONBALL MOTORCYCLES AND SUPPORT VEHICLE STOLEN

    PLEASE HELP SPREAD THE WORD

    Last night, four Motorcycle Cannonball bikes and their support truck and trailer were stolen from the Hotel Murano in Tacoma, Washington. The bikes were as follows (Number 54) 1919 Harley Davidson J, (Number 73) 1926 Harley Davidson JD, (Number 76) 1931 Harley Davidson VL, (Number 99) 1928 Harley Davidson JD. The truck is a dark grey 2001 Ford F250 with Motorcycle Cannonball logos on the front doors, and the trailer is a 16 foot enclosed grey trailer with 4 windows and a large Motorcycle Cannonball logo on the rear door. I will also be posting photos of each motorcycle and the support vehicle as well.

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    Not a happy ending for some of the riders. Five bikes were stolen.

    http://www.king5.com/story/news/loca...ikes/16128543/
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    Here's a good update.
    Truck found Tuesday, and trailer with four bikes found today.

    http://www.thenewstribune.com/2014/0...=/99/289/&rh=1
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    Social media given credit for recovery of stolen Cannonball truck and trailer

    Truck was located yesterday and trailer and bikes found today..

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    Great news! I Google searched for updates earlier today and they were still missing. Thanks for posting.
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    Well, good morning!
    YAY!

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