I began reading this RR with a Harley buddy. As soon as you mentioned that one of the bikes broke on the trip, I said "Harley POS". He bet me $20.00 it was the BMW final drive.
(This is, I believe, the last known photograph of Canada Dave I's 1974 Harley flathead in working condition. Tomorrow, the motor would blow up underneath him on Mex 15)
Thanks for the money. I will buy top shelf tequila for the girls.