Just in case anyone ever tells you about this "RUMOUR" You can tell them that it is true and that you read about it on BCSB
Dale is a legend in LD circles, runs the IBA website, is a 6th place IBR finisher, is Chief technical Inspector for the IBR and is a funny smart guy.
It appears he was running his Honda Blackbird on this little juant. He also has an FJR and runs the FJR forum and tech page
A well planned well executed ride.