Long trip ahead, what to check?
I will be going on my first LONG trip on my 86R80 since I purchased last year, been running about 230KM every other Sunday but no comparison to the upcoming trip. I will be riding to Edelweiss to ride the ALPS(YAAAYYY) in June. It is a 5-6 hour ride to get to Edelweiss just to get to the star point. My bike has 102500kilometers. I have changed oil in engine, tranny and hub after replacing shaft boot and swingarm bearings. still getting a click though upon take off, might have to take to dealer. I know airheads are built to run but is their any areas that I need to watch or check so I don't have a breakdown because of my fault? I have 2 manuals but I am asking for experienced long distance riders' input from past experiences. Many thanks
review the torque settings on fasteners
One thing I do at the beginning of each season is grab the manual and a torque wrench and start at the front of the bike. Even through I "think" I properly tightened all the fasteners during various jobs during the winter months I figure it is a good idea to spend about 10 minutes and simply check each fastener. Too many times I get interrupted during a repair job. Plus, a review of the fasteners might lead you to notice some developing problem, like the luggage nuts and bolts, ugh, loosing a bag on the hwy!