Thanks to everyone for your well wishes and advice. I'm super excited to begin my trip this weekend. After listening to some of your comments or reading rather, I'm not considering an even crazier idea of running for 10 hours straight the first night. Giving myself a four-hour commute to work the next day. I don't get vacation time so missing work would be super expensive.
Also this bike is a 2013 model with 500 miles on it. Actually 800 miles. What should I look out for in terms of maintenance issues and potential failure points?
Additionally I Fair mostly two things. My body not being able to tolerate the long journey and eventual boredom from too many miles. My mind is very active. Dont like being idle. Yes my safety routine is an active task, but all day?
Well, I'm going to do bike review. Maybe I'll analyze 1 feature per hour? Do 7 features, then audio book for a couple hours, then 1 hr to hotel?
I think that is ticket. Its NOT 10 HOURS. Its 1 hr..at a time. Step by step. I can also take 30 minute cruise breaks. Slow lane, nice and easy, clear my mind.
Also thought of office ergonomics tips. Get up once an hour. Pull over where safe and do quick sprints and stretch. Stretch at gas stations.
this was my first design.
threaded rod going up through the yoke tube
I have a flat bracket that bolts to the center fairing stay bolt on the far side of the clocks and, with the standard suction-cup bracket, hold an Escort 8500. There's a picture on here somewhere on an old thread, but that was a photobucket loss when they went berserk.
Will sell for cheap.
My dad and I have put radar detectors on top of our tank bags. It may fit into the clear map pocket.