3 things you really need. Pluss some Extras
1. Airhead Beemer Club - Bum Book.
2. BMWMOA - Bum Book.
3. Credit Card.
Friends - even if you've just met them.
The right attitude. Enjoy the ride, don't get stressed if something goes wrong. If something breaks and you have to wait for parts, enjoy the down days.
Last summer I rode from Fairbanks to Key West in a route that bounced all over @ 12K Mi. on an '84 RT.
Things that Got opened and looked at. Gear Box Thanks Joe.
Things that broke Cluch Cable in Destin, FL. 45 minutes after pushing it into a Hooters Lot, a MOA Member, and two Airheads with parts showed up. Thanks Jerry, Calud, and Kevin. The cable wasn't the "right" one it was out of a / 2 it followed a unusual route, it worked, and got me from there to Key West and up to Pensacola where the dealer got me the right part and had it waiting for me. Thanks JAX BMW. Another Airhead let me work in his Garage to change the parts and fluids. Thanks Eddie, Thanks Larry.
Normal changes fluids twice, one rear tire change.. Pluss too much to add. Thanks Kevin and Annie.
For a Nice place to Crash and much more. Thanks Mike.
You can get by with a little help from your friends.
Is my phone number in the bum books and have I helped others?