Preparing the bike for a long ride
I'm planning on a long motorcycle ride (long for me at least) out west next year...about 3000 miles. So, I'm wanting to make the bike as reliable as possible.
The bike is a 2002 VN750 with 13,xxx miles on it. I'll probably put a couple thousand more miles on it between now and then.
I just cleaned the carbs, replaced the float needle valves, and rebuilt the fuel petcock.
I have ordered the MCCT parts from TOC. The engine runs great but I think the cam chains are starting to make a little noise.
Before I leave on the ride, I plan to replace the tires and the battery to ensure that they don't give me any problems while I'm gone.
Of course, I'll change the oil with Rotella synthetic, new oil filter, and probably put NGK Iridium plugs in it before leaving.
Anything else that I should check/test/replace before heading out?