I did this last year and it turned into an 11 page thread that contained a lot of good info, so lets try it again.....
Lets see your list of preparations for SWIV.
What are you packing, what neat new stuff have you bought or buying, what are your travel plans.
Routes/maps are mostly drawn out, leaving Iowa on Friday August 8th, arriving at SW on Monday the 11th. 4 days out, 3 days back, 2971mi round trip, not including the rides at SW.
Maps are all entered into Harley's Ride Planner and will be loaded onto the Garmin soon.
Motel reservations made since April, will be verified by phone in the next couple weeks.
Motel reservations for the 2 dogs were made in May, vaccinations up to date.
New Michelin CommanderII front tire ordered, along with Ride-On tire sealant and new brake pads all around. Bike will get a full inspection or two and full service before leaving.
Might seem like a waste, but a FULL cleaning of the entire bike helps to find those loose nuts and bolts etc before they become an issue.
Ordered a new set of U-Clear bluetooth compatible helmet communicators.
Yes, our bike has a built in intercom system, however the cords are a pain in the ass, plus we both enjoy our Pandora and I-Heart listening, but not necessarily the same things at the same time. These will theoretically allow us to communicate with each other, and also listen to our seperate favorites if wanted, all cordlessly.
That's all I can think of at the moment.
Lets see yours...................