Odometer Pictures in Gas Receipts

#1
I'm currently trying to plan an IBA ride on a dirt bike. However, the dirt bike has an aftermarket odometer, which means that the mileage of the bike is not recorded unless I tell it to. If I were to submit a ride without having a picture of the odometer, is that a problem? If I could have trip odometer would that be okay?
 

Ira

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#2
I'm not exactly sure what you mean by "the dirt bike has an aftermarket odometer, which means that the mileage of the bike is not recorded unless I tell it to," but you don't need a photo of the odo. Zero a trip odo and use that. Record your reading in your trip log, per the ride rules.

Ira Agins
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#3
Thanks!

I was always under the impression the actual mileage of the bike needed to be recorded. Hasn't been a problem until now...
 

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#4
Thanks!

I was always under the impression the actual mileage of the bike needed to be recorded. Hasn't been a problem until now...
From a verification point of view, we don't care if your bike odo has ten miles or a million and ten miles on it. -)

Ira Agins
Iron Butt Association
 

Ira

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#8
A trip meter that has been zeroed out at the start is fine, be it a bicycle trip meter or the trip meter function on a GPS unit. As I said, we don't care how many miles are on the bike - we just want your estimate of distance ridden between stops.

Ira Agins
Iron Butt Association