On The Road To Sturgis (or any over-nighter) Your Bike Before you even think about going on a long putt like this, get your bike serviced and tuned up. Check your fluids and oil. Check your tire tread and pressure. Since you aren't going to be taking a spare tire, unless you have a crash rig chasing you, you'll probably want to be certain your tires are ready for a trip of this scale. The chance of there being a nearby motorcycle shop with an exact fit for your bike isn't always 100%. Oil needs to be changed around 3k miles on average. Snug-up your nuts and bolts. If your saddle bag bolts are loose, there just went $800 along with the contents of your bag. Some guys use a little Loctite on the nuts most likely to rattle off. Where do you get a tank nut at 11:00pm? Check your oil cap, make sure it's snug. Make sure your clutch and brake cables are good to go. If you ride, eventually something is gonna break, especially if you don't pay attention.